Winaero Theme Switcher is an application which allows you to change a Windows theme from the command line. It has GUI:
Version 1.1 is available. See the change log below.
But it is primarily intended to be used with the command prompt or in a batch file where you want to automate the applying of a custom theme.
The syntax is as follows:
e.g., to apply the Windows 8's "Earth" theme, you can run the following command:
If theme is located in one of the following folders:
C:\Windows\Resources\Easy of Access Themes
then you need not specify the full path to the theme file or even its extension, just specify the file name. So, the example above can be shorten to
You can get more details about usage in the following blog post: How to change a Windows theme from the command prompt
Winaero Theme Switcher in action
Fixed a crash under server 2012. Thanks to the user "RamPc" for his bug report.
Added the "start" option(e.g. themeswitcher.exe start) which changes current theme to a random theme.
Winaero Theme Switcher is available for Windows 7 (Home Premium edition and above) and Windows 8 (all editions except RT).