Personalize your PC

Support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020

We recommend you move to a Windows 10 PC to continue to receive security updates from Microsoft.

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  Windows Themes  

A theme is a combination of pictures, colors, and sounds for personalizing your PC. The latest versions of Windows include many exciting desktop personalization features, such as panoramic themes that extend across two side-by-side monitors, and the ability to have your theme appear on your Start screen.

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Desktop backgrounds  

This collection of desktop backgrounds—wallpaper—makes it easy to keep your PC in tune with your mood. Choose a category and check out a wide selection of free images. Pick one you like, download it, and use it as your desktop background, lock screen, or Start screen*. From breathtaking natural wonders, to dazzling works of art—find an image that moves you and make it yours.

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Woman using a local experience pack on a PC

Use these free apps from Microsoft Store to experience Windows’ features such as the Start Menu, Settings and File Explorer in your local language. You can use Windows' Settings app to easily switch between multiple languages. 

Get local experience packs

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Use these free downloads to view the Windows interface, menus, help topics, and dialog boxes in the language of your choice. After you've added another language you can easily switch back and forth.

Get language packs

* Desktop backgrounds can only be used as lock screen images in Windows 8 and Windows RT or higher, or on a Windows Phone. Desktop backgrounds can only be used as Start screen images in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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