One of the cool things about Windows operating system is that it’s highly customizable. Microsoft has introduced a couple of new methods to personalize Windows 7.
Users who aren’t happy with the default Aero visual style or who’re bored with the default set of visual styles might want to download and apply new ones. While there are hundreds of brilliant third-party visual styles available for Windows 7, the catch is that Windows 7 doesn’t support third-party themes with default settings.
In order to install third-party visual styles, one needs to either manually edit original system files or use third-party tools to automatically edit or replace default system files with custom ones. Users who want enable support for third-party themes in Windows 7 have a couple of tools to choose from.
Windows users who have switched from Vista to Windows 7 probably know about Vista Glazz tool as it was one of the best tools available to use third-party themes in Vista. The good news is that the developers of VistaGlass have updated the tool to add support for Windows 7 as well.
By installing Vista Glazz, you can make your Windows 7 system ready for third-party visual styles. Although there are several free tools available to do the same job, Vista Glazz stands out because of its clean interface.
The best thing about this tool is that it even displays the statues of Windows 7 DLL files so that you can see if your system is ready for third-party themes or not. Click on the first icon to see the status of your system DLL files. If you can see “Your system files are in their original state” message, use the lower right button to enable third-party themes support.
Once done, you need to reboot your machine. That’s all! Your Windows machine is now ready for third-party visual styles. You can use Windows 7 Themes Installer or Theme Manager tool to easily install third-party themes in Windows 7.