Top 10 Free Windows 7 Desktop Themes

Take a cue from thousands of PCWorld readers, and try one of these popular downloadable themes. You can decorate your desktop with beautiful high-def images of tropical fish, exotic landscapes, and adorable pets--or just make your PC look like a Commodore 64.

Ocean Life HD

Ocean Life HD

This beautiful high-def theme contains nine undersea images featuring colorful marine animals going about their everyday lives.

Download Ocean Life HD

Note: To install the theme, just unzip the archive and double-click the themepack file. Windows does the rest.

Commodore 64 Theme File 

Commodore 64 Theme File

Miss your old Commodore 64? Now you can relive the glory days of the '80s with this remarkably complete Windows 7 theme.

Read details and download the Commodore 64 Theme File

Note: To install the theme, just unzip the archive and double-click the themepack file. Windows does the rest.

3D Desktop

3D Desktop

Not only is this theme tremendously popular, but users have been giving it four-star reviews, too. 3D Desktop packs in dozens of gorgeous high-def images--futuristic abstract art, moody landscapes, tropical paradises, and much more.

Download 3D Desktop

Note: To install the theme, just unzip the archive and double-click the themepack file. Windows does the rest.

Pug Windows 7 Theme 

Pug Windows 7 Theme

Load up this theme, and you get a beautifully detailed image of a pug puppy on your desktop. What could be cuter than that?

Download Pug Windows 7 Theme

Note: To install the theme, just unzip the archive and double-click the themepack file. Windows does the rest.

Peace on Earth

Now we've come to my personal favorite. This soothing theme displays Earth floating in the inky black of space.

Download Peace on Earth

Note: To install the theme, just unzip the archive and double-click the themepack file. Windows does the rest.

Animals

This is the first theme on my top 10 list to include lively sounds as well as gorgeous pictures. You get ten beautiful wildlife scenes, and your Windows alert tones change to animal calls.

Read the review and download Animals

Note: To install the theme, just unzip the archive and double-click the themepack file. Windows does the rest. Be sure to read the review for display details.

Maple Leaves in Fall

Feeling anxious and trapped at your desk? Load up this beautiful image of autumn leaves floating in a bubbling brook, and relax.

Download Maple Leaves in Fall

Note: To install the theme, just unzip the archive and double-click the themepack file. Windows does the rest.

Candy Theme

This pastel-colored theme will satisfy your sweet tooth and brighten up your desktop.

Download Candy Theme

Note: To install the theme, just unzip the archive and double-click the themepack file. Windows does the rest.

Patriotic

If you're fond of Old Glory, this is the theme for you. It goes beyond the usual flag-waving imagery, offering some very nice artistic variations on the Stars and Stripes.

Download Patriotic

Note: To install the theme, just unzip the archive and double-click the themepack file. Windows does the rest.

Hong Kong City Nights HD Theme

Does your desktop seem kind of blah? Jazz it up with this dazzling image of Hong Kong at night.

Download Hong Kong City Nights HD Theme

Note: To install the theme, just unzip the archive and double-click the themepack file. Windows does the rest.