Customize Windows appearance with CustoPack Tools

You'd like to change the look and feel of Windows but you already utilized all the options! Ready to try something new? CustoPack Tools -- themes for Windows -- may be of interest to you. CustoPack is a freely available software that allows you to easily customize Windows with custom themes packs (icons, cursors, images, visual style, backgrounds, etc.). With this software you can choose and download theme packs designed for general public, or create your own theme packs for users with better understanding of Windows, and choose your own settings and configuration.

You’d like to change the look and feel of Windows but you already utilized all the options! Ready to try something new? CustoPack Tools — themes for Windows — may be of interest to you.

CustoPack is a freely available software that allows you to easily customize Windows with custom themes packs (icons, cursors, images, visual style, backgrounds, etc.). With this software you can choose and download theme packsdesigned for general public, or create your own theme packs for users with better understanding of Windows, and choose your own settings and configuration.

CustoPack is available for Windows only and the system requirement is:

  • Windows XP (32-bit with minimum the SP2)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit)

 

Downloading and installing CustoPack Tools

To download CustoPack Tools go to the download page and save the installation file in your desktop. And the installation is pretty easy, as any other software installation (next, next, next…).

CutoPack main

 

Installing a theme pack with CustoPack

Downloading a theme from CustoPack is straight forward, launch the program, in Choose a CustoPack click the Download CustoPacks link and it will redirect you to the gallery page, choose and download the theme pack you like. Open the downloaded file. The installation process will automatically run CustoPack Tools software.

 

CustoPack Download Gallery

 

 

After you downloaded and installed the theme pack, CustoPack Tools software will open a preview, here you can find some screenshots of how the theme pack is going to look like once applied, and to the right side you’ll have a list of what is included in the pack. Note that all imported theme packs are going to be located under CustoPack ready to be installed.

 

CustoPack Preview

 

 

Click Selection of options and installation, from here you can click the check marks and exclude components for being installed, choose among basic, classic or full installation. Click Next step, accept the license and click Install CustoPack. After or during the installation, you will be prompted to Restart your computer or to Log out. This allows to complete the theme pack installation.

 

CustoPack Pack Options

 

 

To further customize the installed theme pack, from Choose a CustoPack select Edit the currently used CustoPack and you will be able to edit visual style, change backgrounds, change the logo screen, advanced edition, etc.

 

CustoPack  Advanced options

This image shows the CustoPack advanced option (Creator tool).



CustoPack Desktop Screenshot

 

CustoPack login screen

This image shows Windows 7 with a CutoPack applied.

 


YouTube CustoPack Tools demo video

 

Conclusion

Even though there is not many theme packs to choose from yet, CustoPack Tools is a good program to change Windows appearance, and with an application to crate new themes that it is not too complicated — for advanced users — to use and quite powerful.

The good thing about this program is that after the customization is setup, there is not an application continuously running in the background wasting system resources, like we used to see in the past, and this is important.

 

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Enjoy your new appearance in Windows! Remember to leave a comment in the section below. Thanks!

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.