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    Default Several desktop themes for Win 8 CP from MS

    Download several themes directly from MS. These have some pretty nice pics included.

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    Default Re: Several desktop themes for Win 8 CP from MS

    Ted, thanks for sharing. Have downloaded one theme but can't open it. just told me "Windows can't save this theme to your computer".

    any helps?

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    Default Re: Several desktop themes for Win 8 CP from MS

    Aaaaaa.......

    If you go to additional Themes in the themes app in windows, the theme will download, install and run.
    If it downloads as a file, just click it to run it, to install it. There's nothing complicated about it.

    I've downloaded several, saved them on my Utilities CD/Flash drive so I can share them with others.
    They work just fine on Windows 7.

    I've downloaded several really neat themes from the MS Theme store. I really like the "City Lights" theme. I have it set to change to a different city, every five minutes. Really neat!



    This is the City Lights theme on my win-8 desktop.

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    Default Re: Several desktop themes for Win 8 CP from MS

    OK, here's another theme.
    I can't remember what it's called, but it has several of these beautiful landscapes.



    I really like this one!
    Unfortunately, they do not work in XP. (sniff)

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    Default Re: Several desktop themes for Win 8 CP from MS

    I really like different landscapes. I took all the different themes and just put the pics into my themes pics folder along with about a 100 other landscape pics. I have they scrolling through every 15 mins. in a shuffle mode. Never know what's next. I like the variety.

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    Default Re: Several desktop themes for Win 8 CP from MS

    I like the landscape ones the best also. And the way that they shuffle every few minutes. Have been doing it this way for about 2 years now.

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    Default Re: Several desktop themes for Win 8 CP from MS

    Win-8 is a vast wasteland, or maybe I should say a blank canvas, when it comes to attractive desktop wallpaper.
    That blue Desktop screen, with a origami fish in the center of it, just won't cut it for most users.

    I elected to browse the MS theme store for something better. City Lights was the first I downloaded and installed.
    It's Gorgeous! Then I did some more shopping and found a beautiful theme with German Countryside pictures and another with Australian countryside pictures. There is also a Nebula theme, (see picture below) and a Dutch Theme.

    I'm adding them to my Windows 8 Stuff folder on my Utilities DVD.

    A huge PLUS is that all those themes work equally well on Win-7.
    I've installed the City Lights theme for several of my Windows 7 users. They love it!

    Cheers Mates, & Happy Computing!

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    Default Re: Several desktop themes for Win 8 CP from MS

    Many of the Windows 7 themes works with Windows 8 CP quite well. The landscapes are my favorite, my wife likes the ones featuring the moon the best.

    I used to like those space scenes, that rotated every few minutes, but got burned out on them.

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    Default Re: Several desktop themes for Win 8 CP from MS

    I've been running from Pictures w/ images mostly amassed from photo.net

    Unending plethora, cornucopia of truly amazing photography!!

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Several desktop themes for Win 8 CP from MS

    I got a nice Aussie theme.

    PS, Technomage, how did you change the colour of your Fonts?

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