Update on April 30, 2016: These Windows 7 themes are no longer available for download.
With Windows Vista, Microsoft first introduced Aero concept and Aero glass visual styles (themes). Windows 7 also comes with Aero themes but the Aero theme isn’t available in Starter and Home Basic Editions. In other words, Aero is available only in Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.
Windows won’t enable Aero just because you’re running a higher edition of Windows 7 that supports Aero. Your PC must meet the minimum Aero system requirements to be able to enable Aero. The basic theme in Windows 7 isn’t boring but it’s not a good looking one too.
Users who’re running Starter or Basic edition or users who can’t enable Aero in any other edition because of system limitations can install third-party themes that look more or less like Aero.
Previously we have featured 16 colorful Windows 7 basic themes here. This time around, we have another set of cool basic themes for Windows 7.
There are a total of 7 basic themes with different colors including pink, light blue, grey, yellow, dark blue and purple in this pack.
The pack comes with all the instructions and tools that you need to install and use these themes in Windows 7. Note that these have been tested only on x86 version of Windows 7.
If you don’t like to play with Windows system files, then follow our simple guide how to easily install or apply third-party themes in Windows 7 to install these themes in a jiffy.
If any of your computer is powered by Windows 8, you probably have noticed that Microsoft has dropped Aero themes from Windows 8. Don’t worry though, there are tools and themes available to restore Aero in Windows 8. We encourage you check out how to enable Aero in Windows 8, download Aero theme for Windows 8, and enable Aero with blur effect in Windows 8 guides. Once Aero is enabled, you can use Aero Glass Tweaker to change customize Aero glass transparency and other settings.