Desktop customization options like themes, wallpapers and Windows Aero support are not available in basic editions of Windows 7 which includes home basic and starter. We had covered a free app, Personalization Panel, which lets you change the wallpaper and aero color in starter editions. But now the same developer [Russian] has released a patch which enables you to use themes, wallpapers and Windows Aero effects including Flip 3D on starter editions.
Features of the Patch;
- Aero, transparency and features like Win + Tab (Flip3D), Aero Peek and Aero Shake will work.
- You can use *. theme files, *. themepack files and *. msstyles files.
- Change wallpapers, including the automatic changing.
- Full color design.
- Support for third-party themes.
In short, you can transform your Windows 7 Home, or Windows 7 Home Basic to a full Windows 7 Ultimate with regard to desktop customizations.
You can download the patch from here.