I've been running the Windows 7 beta for awhile now, and I'm in love! If you're relatively technical and want to take the new OS for a spin, the good news is that we've extended the beta download period until February 10, 2009. Once you have it installed, it's worth reading Tim Sneath's fantastic list of 30 Windows 7 secrets. I'm running Windows 7 on my Dell XPS desktop machine at home and on my Dell laptop at work. Even with the beta version, everything runs very smoothly and I feel a lot more productive. Plus, it's just a joy to use.
Windows 7 introduces theme packs, which are .cab files that contain all of the necessary assets to implement a theme, including sound files and images. You can find a bunch of theme packs on the Windows 7 site, and Paul Thurrott covers the basics and includes his own theme packs in his article, Windows 7 Feature Focus: Styles and Desktop Slide Shows.
As an experiment, I've created a theme pack based on my wallpaper images. It contains 20 hand-picked, nature-themed macro photos that I've taken over the years. The desktop images are configured to shuffle randomly every 30 minutes. Otherwise, the theme uses the default Windows 7 color and sound schemes.
As always, comments and feedback are welcome. Drop me a note if you decide to create your own.
Update on 2/24/2010: If you (or your browser) renames the file during download, it may not be recognized by Windows 7. Simply rename the downloaded file so that it ends with ".themepack", then double-click to install.
How can i open your themepack?
cool i like the pic sweet job here
hi pal,I've faced with a serious question! does it work on windows xp?! or it has designed for win 7 ????
Sorry, dave, but the theme was built by Windows 7 for Windows 7. Unfortunately, it won't work with older Windows versions. However, you can certainly download the wallpaper images and use them with any operating system.
Wow nuff said what HUGGGGGGGGGE THANKS MIKE
Hi.There..I downloaded your theme pack.I like flower.and I always use flowers on my desktop.I like it..Congratilations...:)
hey mike thts cool mann!! thanx a million anyway
Thanks very much MIKE !!!
Great package !!!!
Great Theme, Joy to watch !!!
Thanks a ton !
will old Vista based themes work on Windows 7?
Thanks Mike, i have bored with all available microsoft themes packs. I have download all since microsoft only create few.
If you read below on MSFT site, more will be release when W7 comes out next month.
thanks for the amazing windows themes for windows 7 mike very sweet and please keep them coming my friend well done
buddy it looks really gr8,,,,,,,,,,,,
U R A Genius......
Thank you Mike,beautiful pictures.I love them very much.From China.