Personalize your PC


The Personalization Gallery provides languages, desktop backgrounds, and more—like this wallpaper of the northern lights glowing over Iceland's Kirkjufell.


Get this Kirkjufell and Aurora wallpaper

Kirkjufell and Aurora, Snæfellsnes (Iceland) background, in tablet screen

Windows themes

Desert reflection, Badain Jaran Desert, Inner Mongolia, from Reflections theme

Windows themes work in Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, but if your PC is running any other version of Windows you can still get hundreds of free desktop backgrounds.

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 let you personalize your PC like never before. Sign in with a picture password and bring your Start screen to life with tiles and a world of apps available at the Windows Store.

Desktop backgrounds

Gaztelugatxe Stairway (Biscay, Spain) background

This collection of desktop backgrounds—wallpaper—makes it easy to keep your PC in tune with your mood. Choose a category and check out a wide selection of free images. Pick one you like, and download it. From breathtaking natural wonders, to dazzling works of art—find an image that moves you and make it yours.

Language packs

Three young people looking at computer together

Use these free downloads to view the Windows interface, menus, help topics, and dialog boxes in the language of your choice. After you've added another language you can easily switch back and forth.

* Desktop backgrounds can only be used as lock screen images in Windows 8 and Windows RT or higher, or on a Windows phone. Desktop backgrounds can only be used as Start screen images in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 or higher.


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Go behind the scenes for more on themes and wallpapers with the Windows Experience Blog.

From look and feel, to apps and updates—it's all about you.