Posted September 28, 2009 – 6:51 pm in: Windows 7 Guides
Thousands of quality theme packs are available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the web. The official Windows themes page alone has a collection of over 200 themes. Most of the themes include five or more desktop background and some themes even come with sound schemes.
You might have across scenarios where you like one or two wallpapers used by a third-party Windows 7 themepack and you just want to use those wallpapers and sound schemes present in the theme pack. Another thing is that theme packs can be installed on Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7 only.
Users who’re running Starter and Home Basic editions can’t install themes. So, users who would like to use beautiful wallpapers included in a theme have no option but to extract all wallpapers in the theme and then set them as desktop background using Personalization Panel.
Since many Windows Vista and XP users also like to use the wallpapers used in a Windows 7 theme pack, we have come up with a smart solution that lets you extract all wallpapers and sound schemes in a theme.
As there are many excellent theme packs available for Windows 7 (download 14 excellent themepacks for Windows 7), you might want to extract and use some of the wallpapers present in the theme pack that you like.
Follow the simple procedure given below to extract wallpapers from a Windows 7/8 theme pack:
Step 1: Download the Windows 7 theme pack from which you want to extract wallpaper(s).
Step 2: Download and install the free file extraction utility named 7-Zip.
Step 3: Right-click on the theme pack (with .themepack extension) and use the 7Zip’s Extract here option.
Step 4: All wallpapers, custom sounds (if present) and theme color will be extracted in a few seconds.
Step 5: You are done.
In case you have installed WinRAR on your system, first rename the theme pack extension file to .rar (ex: cars.themepack to cars.rar) and then use WinRAR’s extract feature to extract packed wallpapers.Tags: