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

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.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor of WebTrickz. He is a Tech enthusiast and an Internet freak who loves to try out new gadgets and smartphones. You will usually find him sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

2 Responses

  1. Gurudatta says:

    Changing theme to windows 7 basic improved the performance.

    Thank you for your post.

  2. Jordan says:

    Windows 7 Basic theme is much better than Aero.

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