Deskthemepack Installer for Windows 7

As you may know, Windows 8 has introduced a new format for themes - *.deskthemepack files. For example, almost all Panoramic themes in official Microsoft theme gallery are deskthemepack files.
Deskthemepack Installer is unique solution for Windows 7 users which allows to install Windows 8 themes with one click.

As you can see, the user interface is very simple. The following options are available:
  • Install a deskthemepack file - self explained. Click this option to browse for desktheme file and install it into Windows 7.
  • Associate with *.deskthemepack files - installs an association for deskthemepack files in Windows 7. You will be able to apply Windows 8 theme just like regular theme pack of Windows 7.
  • Remove *.deskthemepack associations - removes the association which was set with option mentioned above.

Please read

Deskthemepack Installer is portable application that does not require to be installed.

It works in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate.

Deskthemepack Installer does not work in Windows 7 Home Basic and Starter. I will implement support of those editions of Windows 7 with next major release of Personalization Panel 3.0. Please be patient.

Deskthemepack Installer does not provide autocolorization of window frames and/or panoramic view of wallpapers like in Windows 8. It just converts Windows 8 themes into format compatible with Windows 7.

Even you are free to place Deskthemepack Installer anywhere you want, in any folder, you should keep in mind the following: if you have set the *.deskthemepack files association and then moved DeskthemepackInstaller.exe to another folder, your associations will be broken - Windows will be not able to find it.
To fix the issue, you have to run Deskthemepack Installer from new location and click the Remove *.deskthemepack associations button and then click Associate with *.deskthemepack files again.

Deskthemepack Installer for Windows 7 in action

How to report a bug

Send me an email and provide the link to theme you have issue with brief description of the issue.

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  1. fcl
    09 Apr 13

    Awesome! Thank you very much, man!

  2. Guest
    14 Apr 13

    Awesome! Thank you very much!

  3. shu
    26 Apr 13

    I will try.

  4. Guest
    01 May 13

    Works with Aero Patch in Windows 7 Starter/Basic?

  5. Sergey
    01 May 13

    Yes it works

  6. amny woul
    06 Jun 13

    thank you work good:)

  7. tbm
    10 Jun 13

    makes two the same wallpapers on two monitors. doesnt make sense. doesnt make panoramic

  8. Sergey
    10 Jun 13

    Nobody claimed the panoramic feature. It adds *.deskthemepack handling.
    If it doesn't make sense for you, don't speak from all.
    According to the download counter, people like it.

  9. yer
    25 Aug 13

    how to install it? still asking me to open file while im stalling it.

  10. layer7
    08 Sep 13

    To make the panoramic feature work simply edit the .theme file with notepad and change the "TileWallpaper=0" under [Control Panel\Desktop] to "TileWallpaper=1". Works a treat.

    Thanks Sergey

  11. johnlgalt
    15 Oct 13

    Thanks, Sergey

  12. Stephan
    20 Dec 13

    This is a nice really utility, Sergey, and it works well in converting Windows 8 themes into format compatible with Windows 7. But like you said it does not provide panoramic view of wallpapers like in Windows 8. Do you know of any "tricks" or utility to do that? I have two monitors and it would to find out if there is a way to do panoramic view across my two monitors in Windows 7. Thanks!

  13. Scott
    21 Jan 14

    Note that in Windows 7 you don't need to edit the registry, there's an easier way:

    1. Right click the desktop and select "Personalize"
    2. Bottom of the window click on "Desktop Background Slide Show"
    3. For Picture position select "Tile"
    4. Click "Save changes"

  14. SamirPA
    14 Mar 14

    Wow Sergey! This is amazing!
    But I would like to ask you if it's possible to you create the opposite? To make the Win7 themes be available to Win 8-8.1? So I'll be the happier man in the world. Thanks bro!

  15. Sergey
    14 Mar 14

    Aren't they already compatible?

  16. A username
    24 Mar 14

    At my buddy it wouldn't work really in Windows 7 x64
    Is it possible to add German language?

  17. Ruhan shan
    22 Apr 14

    Yo yo honey sigh.

  18. dani
    27 Apr 14


  19. AltNrg4U
    01 May 14

    Layer7 I want to thank you so much. Your method works perfectly!

  20. Guest
    06 Aug 14

    Your panoramic *.deskthemepack file import in Win7 works nicely. Thanks!

    Once in "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization", do not forget to select "Tile" as "Picture position" when choosing your panoramic desktop background. The picture will then display on your dual monitor as expected.

  21. smurf
    08 Sep 14

    I wish that there is also a program that changes windows themes automatically. Set a exact date(day, week, month) and it will change it for u.

  22. Sergey
    10 Sep 14

    I will show you how you can do it.
    Come tomorrow.

  23. smurf
    14 Sep 14

    i will be very thankful if u show how.
    i searched everywhere and haven't found anything that works.

  24. Rakesh
    29 Nov 14

    Very nice application

  25. sunnyorlando
    15 Jan 15

    I have downloaded and unzipped the file.
    I have three files in a folder now:
    > DeskthemepackInstaller.exe
    > Microsoft.Deployment.Compression.Cab.dll
    > Microsoft.Deployment.Compression.dll

    When I d-click the .exe, nothing happens.

    Whats missing?

    Running Windows 7 Pro with all updates


  26. Guest
    17 Jun 15

    I need a minecraft texturepack the windows 7 enterprise. Do you know any?

  27. L
    16 Aug 15

    Please add silent command line option to add support for associate *.deskthemepath

    Possible key is: "/associate" for associate and "/remove" for remove association

  28. Yoon JS
    25 Oct 15


  29. sam
    03 Nov 15

    thnx man !

  30. t4g
    08 Nov 15

    thanks a lot

  31. sakthi
    30 Nov 15

    plz window 7 chenge procedure

  32. GameMaster
    11 Feb 16

    Works right...Thank you a very lot!!!!!!

  33. Rob
    21 Apr 16

    Thanks this was great.

  34. Debb
    06 May 16

    Wow - once I read the comments and found out about the "tile" to make it panoramic, I'm blown away! I use the laptop display plus two monitors and I have a great panoramic view now. Thanks!

  35. Anonymous
    23 Mar 17


  36. User2018
    05 Jan 18

    Useful perfectly!

  37. Saro
    09 Feb 18

    Is it compilable with windows 10 ?

  38. Sergey
    10 Feb 18

    It is compatible, but useless in Windows 10.

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