How to Switch to Windows 7 basic theme [Non Aero]

by Mayur on September 22, 2009

in How To's, Windows 7

If you are using Windows 7 on an old PC with less graphics or want to make Windows 7 faster, then you must use the Basic theme. Windows 7 basic theme is without Aero and is certainly very light as compared to Aero theme.

Basic theme is non transparent, doesn’t show applications preview in taskbar and disables Aero Peek. To enable it, open Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Personalization. Under ‘Basic and high contrast themes’ select Windows 7 Basic.

Windows 7 Basic theme

Now you’ll notice a huge improvement in your Windows 7 system speed. It is highly recommended for office users and people preferring simple look.

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Gurudatta March 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

Changing theme to windows 7 basic improved the performance.

Thank you for your post.

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Jordan March 24, 2014 at 2:15 am

Windows 7 Basic theme is much better than Aero.

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