– Free Windows 7 Themes –
Have you ever thought of customizing your Windows desktop with a different look? You can check out this free Windows 7 themes you can use.
Windows 7 is Microsoft’s first operating system that has been largely created by keeping user reviews in mind. It looks a lot better and quicker than Vista.
If you are one of those users looking to update or purchase Windows 7, you can certainly look for some themes that are custom-made.
It is easy to download these themes. Tap the theme you want to head over to the page of the designer, where you can find the specifics of the installation along with other information.
The download link should be on the designer’s page on the left sidebar. You will enjoy them all, I am sure.
Best Free Windows 7 Themes
1. macOS Catalina SkinPack
What is great about Windows 7’s macOS Catalina SkinPack theme is the icons. As well as having the iconic macOS dock (which works!), the theme designers have ensured that the icons fit the macOS version.
The macOS SkinPack also transfers your taskbar, true to macOS design, to the top of the screen, and adjusts the File Explorer to fit the theme as well.
You still keep the same Windows 7 functionality, but with a sleek macOS vibe.
2. TransLucent For Windows 7
For Windows 7, TransLucent is a minimalist style that strips the operating system away. To blend a lightweight look with respectable functionality, it uses design elements from macOS and the core Windows 7 operating system.
For example, the taskbar switches to the top of the screen, but to offer the illusion of extra space, it is rendered transparent. The icons are all thin, to generate extra space again.
You’ll also find the macOS dock at the bottom of the screen in the TransLucent theme, as well as tweaks to fonts, kerning, icons, File Explorer, and more.
3. Windows 10 Theme For Windows 7
Why not bring modernity to your Windows 7 installation? The Windows 10 Theme for Windows 7 switches out the default Windows 7 theme for the latest visual array from Microsoft.
In all honesty, this is an excellent representation of Windows 10. The Start Menu, File Explorer, and taskbar are almost an exact replication of Windows 10.
The detail between the two operating system versions makes it hard to figure out which one is which, even down to the System Tray icons.
The Windows 10 Theme for Windows 7 also updates your Control Panel, Start Menu icons, wallpapers, and much more.
4. Minimal White Theme
Keeping with the minimalist theme, you can also strip Windows 7 back into a blank white slate.
The Minimal White Theme strips Windows 7 of any color, replacing any icons with black vector artwork, with suitably matching Windows 7 theme backgrounds.
The Minimal White Theme won’t suit everyone’s tastes. It is basic, to say the least.
However, if you want Windows 7 to lose the extra colors, this is the perfect option for you instead of the Windows 7 integrated black and white theme options (which are harsh in comparison).
5. Tavaris Dark Theme For Windows 7
Every Windows 7 theme list needs a dark theme, maybe even more than one. The Tavaris Dark Theme fits the bill nicely, coming in two different flavors: Basic and Glass.
What’s nice about the Tavaris theme is that it isn’t pitch black. The darkness comes from a nice shade of gray. The font color isn’t pure white either, so it doesn’t glare.
There are also updated font colors for menus and other parts of the File Explorer, helping the Tavaris Dark Theme blend in seamlessly with Windows 7.
For those who are game lovers, Dishonored is the best HD theme for Windows they can dream of.
Inspired by the video game of the same name, the theme consists of fonts, designs, and wallpapers that would keep your PC’s interface within the adventures of Isles (the place where Dishonored is set).
It changes the format of the desktop along with fonts and folder backgrounds, however, the icon changes are limited to in-built Microsoft Windows apps.
After you download this from Deviantart, just follow the same process as above for installation and application. Ensure that you have UltraUXThemePatcher pre-installed.
Though it is named after the famous computer manufacturer, you mustn’t go there.
The idea behind this Windows 7 desktop theme is to convert your system’s interface to that of some futuristic machine based on some outer-space alien technology.
Combining jet black color with a heavy presence of blue, the theme offers some of the finest futuristic visuals in form of icons, wallpapers, and changes in folder styles.
From file explorer to the start-up menu to control panel options and in-built applications, all of it experiences a drastic change in individual interfaces. But, in case of blue isn’t your color, then this one’s not for you.
8. Daft Punk
Though it does not match up to other HD themes for Windows 7, it is a bit funky.
If you’re in love with the music of Daft Punk and if songs, like Get Lucky and Lose Yourself to Dance, are on your playlist, you’re gonna love this one.
It is mostly a dark theme, supported by Daft Punk-inspired wallpapers and that helmet-like start button.
The app changes the font color over the desktop and folders to sort of some beige shade.
The best part is that it remains transparent throughout with those extravagant wallpapers shining in the background.
9. OS X Snow Leopard Theme
The OS X Snow Leopard was known for its basic but elegant interface and that white-color-inspired theme. Here it is been a little bit tweaked.
The Apple signature button works as your start-menu and the Finder works as This PC. The taskbar is the same as the signature taskbar in MacBooks.
Once again here, the signatory Apple app icons designate the official Windows applications.
The icon part is a drawback in this Windows 7 theme because it uses too much of the Apple apps logo over the Windows app, and that too regardless of the type of app.
This creates confusion among users as they have the tendency to recognize the app by their designated icons.
When the topic is Anime, Naruto has to be a part of it. One of the longest-running Anime-series, Naruto is a global sensation and anime fans love the show by heart.
Applying this Windows 7 theme on your desktop, you can relive those Naruto moments every time you are on your PC.
The theme pack comprises 45 HD wallpapers inspired by the anime and has custom sounds embedded in it.
Moreover, it changes every single icon on your desktop and internal folders into artifacts from Naruto.
Besides that, there’s a variety of cursors again inspired by fantastic weaponry from the show.
11. Windows 11 Theme for Windows 7
Of course, if neither macOS nor Windows 10 are your cup of tea, you could also opt to skin Windows 7 with the latest and greatest from Microsoft.
That’s right, there is a Windows 11 skin for Windows 7, and it looks pretty good.
It isn’t an entirely faithful recreation of Windows 11, and as you might expect, there are a few workarounds to get various features working properly.
However, the overall aesthetic of the Windows 11 Theme for Windows 7 is stylish and will look fantastic on any Windows 7 machine with enough resources spare.
12. Tonic for Windows 7
Tonic is another stylish Windows 7 theme. Great news for those that prefer darker tones: Tonic for Windows 7 comes in Light or Dark modes.
Regarding the theme itself, Tonic for Windows 7 introduces some nice changes to the File Explorer structure, as well as custom icons.
You can also find the accompanying backgrounds on the linked page, too.
13. Ubuntu Ambience Theme
Despite being freeware, Ubuntu does excel in color combinations its uses in its interface.
Mostly, Ubuntu’s interface is based on Windows itself, apart from the icon pack and the font of the text used to display folder names.
This theme converts your Windows 7 desktop into a Ubuntu-styled computer.
The orange-black combination is applied to every aspect along with the taskbar and folder menus, even the icons are changed as they are Ubuntu.
Maverick again is a Ubuntu-inspired HD theme for Windows 7. It resembles the Ambience theme in wide ways but falls short of it one aspect.
Maverick doesn’t change Windows 7 app icons, whereas Ambience does that for you. But yes, there is a completely revamped screen-top taskbar, which would give you a close glimpse of Ubuntu on Windows 7.
These themes for Windows 7 will revamp the way you experience your daily work on a Windows 7 PC.
From anime characters and freshly designed color combinations to new icons and fonts, you’ll get every alteration you need to revamp your Windows 7 desktop.
15. Clean VS
The Clean VS Windows 7 theme makes several visual changes to the operating system.
My favorite bits include the slimline and transparent taskbar, which fits in well with the included background, and the custom icon set that overhauls the visual style of the operating system.
There are other handy changes to the File Explorer, which is also slimmed down. Furthermore, the icon changes don’t stop with regular icons.
For example, the Start Menu icon changes into a small right-angle of tiny squares, a significant departure from the regular Windows 7 Start Menu icon.
16. macOS Dark
Dark Mode on Apple wasn’t even a thing until very recently. Even before Windows 10, there wasn’t any official Dark color theme on Windows PC as well.
But macOS Dark is a Windows 7 theme-cum-skin pack, which allows Windows 7 users to superimpose a Mac screen on their desktops, that too in dark shades.
The best part about this theme is that it tries to keep the feel of Windows 7 intact, while it changes the folders, desktop style, and icons just like they are in macOS.
Yes, the Apple taskbar remains there, which is of hardly any use; however, you can customize it on your own to make it work for you.
17. Placebo for Windows 7
Placebo for Windows 7 is the last option on this list, and it makes some significant visual changes to Windows 7.
It introduces eight new visual styles to Windows 7, letting you flick through each Placebo theme to find the one that suits you.
Better yet, the styles vary in color, tone, and direction.
Some Placebo visual styles use a contrast of colors to help those with color blindness or other visual impairments.
Others cater to those looking for a Windows 7 dark theme, using bright color highlights to give your eyes some welcome rest.
The Placebo for Windows 7 theme set includes borderless versions, support for top, left, and bottom taskbar placement, plus additional fonts.
18. Dynamic Black
Available on art community platform Deviantart, Dynamic Black is one of the most astonishing Windows 7 dark themes.
It doesn’t only apply to the desktop, but also applies to icons, folder menus, This PC, and other sub-sections of a folder such as Properties.
Though it is named Dynamic Black, it is mostly grey-over-black shades blended with a hint of red. To apply:
- Step 1: Once you download it, you’ll see four files in the downloaded folder. There would be a folder that says Theme.
- Step 2: Copy the content of those folders and paste them in folder path – C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. You can then set the theme from Personalization settings.
19. Death Note
The famous mini-series based on the Japanese manga of the same name has been known worldwide and has been viewed in hundreds of languages.
What better than bringing that thrill of Death Note on your Windows 7 PC using this theme suite.
The theme doesn’t have many notifications besides providing a Mac-like taskbar on the desktop and changing the Start icon. But the HD wallpapers based on anime’s characters
20. VS Black
This HD theme for Windows 7 is an in-depth black shade theme with a tiny hint of green.
To match up the contrast and better visibility of icons, it hasn’t been designed as a core black theme.
The theme is applied to your Windows 7 desktop, file explorer, and taskbar menu. It also revamps your core app icons.
Given that it changes the background of all the folders, it can be considered as a true dark Windows 7 theme.
This Windows 7 theme is for those who wish to have their system colors intact while applying a wide shade of black over them.
Viewlix only works on your taskbar, folder backgrounds, some Microsoft-supported apps such as VLC Media player, and other menus such as Start Menu and Control Panel.
However, the icons remain intact as they are. Moreover, in some factors such as volume control panels, there are shades of blue, and green to keep the overall contrast light.
In a personal opinion, this is the best one to try as it blends your original Windows 7 look with a new black shade, giving you a familiar outcome.
22. . Windows 7 High-Contrast Black Theme
The final entry to this category is the old-school way to change your Windows 7 look into a dark contrast color theme. You can apply this theme without any external download and without any Patcher app. To apply Windows 7 high-contrast black theme:
- Step 1: Right-click on the desktop and go to Personalization.
- Step 2: Select High-Contrast Black as your preferred theme and change your Windows 7 colors.
But, it’s obviously not as visually attractive as the other HD Windows themes.
23. One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man has become another anime sensation among global fans, especially after it has been made available on the content streaming platform Netflix.
This theme for Windows 7, works as if you’re being drawn into that world through its numerous HD wallpapers of One-Punch characters.
The cursor has been modified into different artifacts resembling the ones seen in the show. Over that, the icons are changed into avatars resembling multiple characters from One-Punch Man.
You can customize these icons as per your choice and enjoy working on Windows 7 with the feel of this anime.
You can get started using the themes feature in Windows 7 with this guide. With the default themes provided by Microsoft, you might find something appealing, but the real fun comes when you build your own.
Check out our list of collections below if you are looking for some awesome wallpapers to use to create your own themes. Have some fun!