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Batu69

Windows 10 Dark themes to Download

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Batu69    18,607
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Windows 10 has won the heart of all the users of Windows. The layout and the smooth transitions of the Windows 10 UI are enough to impress us all. The flat design is really attractive. But using the same theme with the same colors may bore you after using it for a long time.

 

So, don’t you think that you should change the interface of Windows 10 to give it a brand new look? I’m sure you would love to change the look of your Windows 10.

But the question is how do we change the theme of our Windows 10?

 

windows 10 dark theme

 

Well, you can change the overall theme of your Windows 10 PC. There are many amazing themes you can download and activate on your system. But where you can find the best theme for Windows 10.

 

You don’t have to go anywhere. We have here for you the Top 10 Windows 10 Dark themes to Download. All the themes are really beautiful. So, let’s explore our list of top 10 dark themes for Windows  10.

Select the best Windows 10 Dark theme

1. Windows 10 Official Dark Theme

If you are a huge fan of dark theme for your Windows 10 then why not use the official Dark Theme included in Windows in Windows 10. Yes, if you are not aware of the dark theme provided by Windows then let me tell you that you can activate and make the official dark theme of Windows as your Windows 10 theme. But the method to activate the dark theme is not straight-forward. Actually, you can not simply to go the system settings and activate the dark theme. So, how can you use the official Windows 10 dark theme? Well, here is the complete procedure.

 

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  1. Press win+R, type Regedit and hit enter.
  2. Now a new window will show up, you only need to navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize.
  3. After that, you need to create a new DWORD and name it as AppsUseLightTheme with value 0.
  4. Now again navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize, create new DWORD with name AppsUseLightTheme and with value 0.
  5. That’s it after that restore your computer. The official dark theme will be applied successfully.

2. Penumbra 10

Penumbra 10 is a beautiful Windows 10 dark theme with subtle colors which will provide an attractive look to your PC. The good thing about this theme is that it doesn’t need to add the contrast so it doesn’t look unpleasant to the eyes. You will be highly impressed by the color combinations of this Windows 10 dark theme.

But the main trouble comes in installing the theme in your system. It is a little complicated and requires to install some other links in order to make it work properly. Other than the theme itself you need to install two other files too which are as follows.

 

windows 10 dark theme

 

To install and activate this Windows 10 dark theme simply follow the below steps.

  1. After downloading all the three links you need to install Open Sans Font which is included in the theme which you downloaded and then install UXThemePatcher.
  2. Now with the help of Ribbon Disabler, disable the ribbon and then move all the contents of the theme to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes.
  3. After that, simply go to the theme settings and then apply Penumbra Theme. You can even customize the theme in order to give it the desired look. Also, you may need to restart the computer before applying the theme.

3. Dark/Gray Windows 10 Dark Theme

If you want to make your Windows 10 environment dark and beautiful and that too without any hassle then Dark/Gray theme is the best option for you. This Windows 10 dark theme is capable of making everything on your Windows 10 from file explorer to system settings, and any other application amazingly dark.

 

windows 10 dark theme

 

The Theme is not totally dark. It also has a tint of light gray color. So, the combination of light and dark gray makes the interface of your Windows 10 looks beautiful and unique. Also, you don’t have to spend your money as it is available for free. You can download the theme from DeviantArt. Simply download the link and then add the downloaded files into %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes. 

4. Ades

If you do not want the complete darkness to the interface of your Windows 10 then Ades is the perfect option for you. Unlike other Windows 10 dark themes, Ades doesn’t make it the complete dark instead it has added some soft colors too, just to provide the perfect blend of dark and soft colors to make it look wonderful. The colors included in the themes are light blue, green, and dark gray and I’m sure that you too will love the fusion of the colors.

 

windows 10 dark theme

 

Also, the process to install the theme is simpler than Penumbra. The only thing you will need to do is install UXThemePatcher, download the theme and move the folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. One more thing you can add to this Windows 10 dark theme that is customized icons to make it look cool. For this simply download the icon pack provided by the theme developer.

5. Nocturnal W10

Here comes another wonderful Windows 10 dark theme which is enough to give eye feasting looks to your Windows 10. If you are dark theme lover then Nocturnal W10 is the great option for you. This beautiful theme is specially made for Windows 10 and contains the color combination of light and dark gray colors. It will provide an overall dark look to the user interface of your Windows 10.

 

windows 10 dark theme

 

But unfortunately, the process to install and activate the theme is the most complex one. You need to install multiple third-party tools for just activating this dark theme on your Windows 10 system. So, let’s get started.

 

First of all, download the following tools on your system.

After that follow the below steps:

  1. First of all, install and open Old new Explorer and then check Use Command Bar and Hide Up button option.
  2. After that, in classic shell simply disable Show status bar option and import the XML file by Classic Start Menu Setting>>Backup>>Load from XML.
  3. The last step includes installing the theme and Sans Semibold Font which is included in theme files to provide  complete look to the theme.

6. Hover Dark Aero

Hover Dark Aero is a beautiful theme with black and gray color fusion. The great thing about the look of this theme is translucent look of the menu of the application’s interface as you can see in the below image how elegant and modern the UI is looking.

 

windows 10 dark theme

 

But again for using this theme, you will need to install a third-party tool named PatchUxtheme. Add the downloaded folder of the theme to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. After that, you can activate the theme from the theme settings. But still, if you find any problem or have a doubt in the process for activating this theme on your Windows 10 then you can also read the instructions to download the theme from the .txt file which you can find in the folder of the theme.

7. Yosemite Dark & Light

Yosemite Dark & Light theme as the name suggests is a combination of dark and light colors. So, it is not a completely dark theme. And for those who just love the dark theme might not like Yosemite Dark & Light theme. But for the people who do not prefer proper dark theme and want some decent colors too in the interface then guys, this is the best option for you.

 

windows 10 dark theme

 

Just like Hover Dark Aero theme, you need to install PatchUxtheme on your system first and then you can install the theme just by adding it’s folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes and then you can activate it from the theme settings.

8. After Dark Cyan theme

After Dark cyan theme is also the creation of DevianArt and is fully compatible with Windows 10 as it is specially made for it. Although the theme is fully dark with black and dark gray colors, but the hint of cyan color makes it look amazing.

 

No doubt, the combination of black and cyan is just beautiful and quite attractive. So, if you are a cyan lover then just download and install this Windows 10 dark theme on your Windows 10 to give it that amazing look. The procedure to install and activate the theme is just as same as Yosemite Dark & Light theme.

 

Install PatchUxtheme and activate the theme after moving the entire folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. Also, the theme is totally free to download which is the plus point.

 

windows 10 dark theme

9. Void

You will definitely love the simplicity and elegance of this amazing theme named Void. This theme created by DevianArt is a combination of coral red, gray and black color which give it the perfect dark look. As you can see in the image below that the interface of the file explorer is looking so beautiful and clean.

 

But to activate this clean and clutter-free theme on your Windows 10 you will need to download some third-party tools first one is OldNew Explorer to remove arrow and ribbon and StartIsBack to change the taskbar and Start menu. And if you wish to remove refresh and the previous button then simply install BlankIt to do the same. After that just add the theme as we did in the previous ones and activate it through the theme settings.

 

windows 10 dark theme

10. Hastpy

The last Windows 10 dark theme of our list is Hastpy which is also a great theme. This theme provides the interface of the applications of your Windows 10 a great look with a color combination of light gray and dark gray which looks amazing together.

 

The procedure to download and activate this theme on Windows 10 is same as of After Dark cyan theme. First, you install PatchUxtheme, download Hastpy theme and then move its folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes, simple.

 

windows 10 dark theme

 

Article source Top 10 Windows 10 Dark themes to Download.

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VIKTOR PAVEL    1,904
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WARNING!!!

 

if u use theme for not your version Windows 10 your system is fucked!

 

before use theme be sure it is for windows version u have (TH2 - Anniversary update - Creators update and build)

(op not post this critical information!!! why?! - may be not know any thing about systems or simple forget?!)

 

check DEVIANTART / Windows 10 Themes and see info about theme before apply

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10 hours ago, Batu69 said:

Windows 10 has won the heart of all the users of Windows.

 

Damn but they start off with the world's BIGGEST lie.  I wouldn't run Windows 10 on my worst enemy's computer, he would probably prefer dying to that.  As far as dark themes go, I think I have seen enough Windows 10 black screens without intentionally making them dark.  

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junclj    6
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Don't do this on your PC. Test the themes in your vmware before you do this on your PC.

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IronY-Man    166
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On 17/7/2017 at 3:39 PM, VIKTOR PAVEL said:

WARNING!!!

 

if u use theme for not your version Windows 10 your system is fucked!

 

before use theme be sure it is for windows version u have (TH2 - Anniversary update - Creators update and build)

(op not post this critical information!!! why?! - may be not know any thing about systems or simple forget?!)

 

check DEVIANTART / Windows 10 Themes and see info about theme before apply

Yes its true and I may add the way you can resolve this issue if you get stuck .......use live usb OS or if you have dual boot , boot into other one and go to the themes folder and delete the related theme folder and theme file and copy & rename the one which worked before to exact name with theme that created the issue in first place !

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VIKTOR PAVEL    1,904
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10 hours ago, IronY-Man said:

Yes its true and I may add the way you can resolve this issue if you get stuck .......use live usb OS or if you have dual boot , boot into other one and go to the themes folder and delete the related theme folder and theme file and copy & rename the one which worked before to exact name with theme that created the issue in first place !

 

yes but lot of work - if u use program patch system files you need recover original system files too

better check version before apply and not go into recover scenario

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