The tutorial for windows 7 themes also applies for windows 8 operating systems?

Thank you so much for such a quick response. I did see your extensive tutorial but wasn't sure if that applied to windows 8 systems as well. So I can use that tutorial for my windows 8 is what you are saying, meaning it is not just for windows 7 OS?
related to an answer for: How do I install themes on windows 8?
asked Mar 28, 2013 in Installation by Temie (160 points)
edited Mar 27, 2013 by Temie

1 Answer


Hi Temie, 

Windows 8 uses a different format called .deskthemepack - however you can use Windows 7 themes on Windows 8, so if you download a themepack from our site or any other site you can apply it without a problem

Enable extensions in Windows 8 as explained here:

Then download a file and check the extension. If it is either:

  • - .themepack 
  • - .deskthemepack

Then it will work on your system

Let me know if you need to know anything else

answered Mar 28, 2013 by oliversk (14,600 points)