Learn how to stop someone from changing themes in Windows 7.
If you enable this setting, users cannot change or save a theme. Elements of a theme such as the desktop background, window color, sounds, and screen saver can still be changed (unless policies are set to turn them off).
Prevent Changing Themes
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and then select Personalization in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Prevent changing theme in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
Now when you go try to change themes they are grayed out.
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