One of the differences about Windows 8 is that its themes are not compatible with Windows 7. The extension with which they are saved is different, as well as the way they are packaged. Therefore you cannot copy and paste a theme from one operating system to another. That’s why we decided to extract the images included in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and create two themes that work on Windows 7: one with the default desktop wallpapers and one with the images used for the lock screen in Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
The Images Included in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Theme
We included all the images, starting with the iconic fish wallpaper.
Below you can see a screenshot with all the wallpapers included in the first theme.
We created also a second theme with wallpapers used for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview lock screen. Some of them look great and I’m sure you will love to have them on your Windows 7 computer.
Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Theme for Windows 7
I hope you will enjoy these two themes. If you are looking for other great looking themes for Windows 7, don’t hesitate to try our recommendations below.
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