Alienware Windows 7 Theme

It came from outer space to take over your desktop. 

The best free Alienware Windows 7 theme and the Alienware visual style for windows 7 that everyone has been searching for. 

Alienware?: I’m going to teach you ‘manual customization‘ using various tools and resources to bring together a desktop that feels just like a futuristic sci-fi system, Theme Raider style. Regardless of whether you actually own an Alienware or not. 

What to expect: This theme will change the way your desktop looks. Right from the explorer windows, start orb, to the icons and mouse pointers. Here are a couple of images to show you what your desktop will soon look like.


A Word of Caution: This method is fairly simple, takes about 15-30 minutes to set up and can be considered mid-level desktop customization. However it is advised you follow my instructions exactly and backup any file that you may have to modify.

To Download: Assume we are about to assemble a sci-fi spaceship and each part needs to be added separately. First thing you need to do is download all these small files listed below and store them all in a new folder. Do not run any of the files! Simply download them and store them for now.

Instructions: Follow these instructions in order and be sure you know what you’re doing at each level. If you have any doubts, drop a comment below.

1. To use any 3rd party visual style, your system must be patched first. This needs to be done only once. So if you are already have some visual styles running in your system, skip this step. If not, run the UxStyle file you downloaded and complete the setup. 

2. Open the ‘Concave 7‘ file you downloaded (You’ll need WinRAR or 7-Zip to open the file) and extract the two contents (Concave 7 folder and Concave7.theme file) in the following path: “C:WindowsResourcesThemes“. Do not run the file! (If you get an error when you extract, try to extract to the desktop and copy the files from desktop to the Themes folder.) 

3. Run the ‘Theme Resource Changer‘ file that you downloaded and complete the setup. 

4. Run the ‘AlienwareThemeRaider.themepack‘ file that you downloaded. 

And thats it. A custom made sci-fi desktop made by yourself. Give yourself a pat on the back! 

Credits: Props to yingjunjiu for making the really cool Alien cursor and MrGRiM01 for making the incredible Concave visual style.

Reset to default: Choosing the Windows 7 Aero theme will set everything back to default. Icons, start icon, visual style and everything else.

Hope you liked this theme. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, drop them below. Thank you for trying the free Alienware theme for Windows 7.



  1. Please provide some form of ID while commenting. Dont remain Anonymous.

    Icons can be changed manually using an external program such as IconTweaker or IconChanger.

    Did you follow the instructions exactly?

  2. OK I’m sorry but i am unable to get screen shot I’m currently dealing with keyboard malfunction my print screen key command dose not work so I’m in the process of script/driver or drivers a work around solution but the behavior is the I click on the theme it changes to the write wallpaper but the color do not it staying in default aero windows color as to my original install the wallpaper instal along with color scheme but the start remained normal win95/98 block style i hope this explanation give a better understanding of my issue and thank you for your help with up to this point i know i have taken your time when you could be creating your next master piece so again thank you very much.

    i have instal a 3rd party software that has patcher so uxstyle should be working right so I’m still at a lost why this is being so diffical for me and griphic crad drivers ar update as well. please forgive my dislexa if i misspell words or left any letter out.

      • it”s all gg, I know your next theme will if any thing marvelous, just add me on face book just to keep updated. Just maybe what code you used to make this might not be compatible with the version of window 7. trust I know how pick codes can be I only can imagine how crazy it must be even pull off the work you do for that I give props, if I only knew how I would be helping you after all two brains four eyes and four arms better than one, two and two well in out until next time have yourself wonderful day/night and happy creating!

  3. I installed it one time and it was perfect… but I changed it to another theme and when I wanted to put it back on, is not working properly, the start button, bar, and all the windows look like gray classic mode

    What can I do

    • Change your theme to the default windows Aero theme. Restart your system.

      Now select the AlienwareThemeRaider.themepack file.

      If that doesnt work, run the ‘Theme Resource Changer’. If it says to uninstall, uninstall it and reinstall again. Now run the AlienwareThemeRaider.themepack file.

  4. Hi I get this error when I try to extract Concave 7 to C:WindowsResourcesThemes

    C:UsersjairusDownloadsNewfolderconcave_7_by_mrgrim01-d2l5qym.7z:Cannot open Concave 7explorerframe.dll34561.png

    Total errors I get are 46. Please help! I want this theme so bad.

  5. hey concave 7 visual style can’t be extract. it says cannot open the file. and finally error. how to fix this ? i really want this cool theme. please help. thanks before 🙂

  6. Which is the compatible version of Theme Resource Changer whit Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit because the link you gave download a version which is is not compatible whit my Windows

    • got that right. now everything changed, but (the icons in the task-bar aren’t as shown here. the explorer too has got some problem). i had installed the assassins creed custom theme which worked fine first. but now that too has got the same problem(the icons in the task-bar aren’t as shown here. the explorer too has got some problem).

      • Maybe the size of your task bar is set to large? You can check that by right clicking the task bar and choosing properties. Make sure ‘Use small icons’ is checked.

        If it is still not proper, revert to the Aero theme once and choose the Alienware theme again.

  7. >I firstly installed everything properly, n it work perfectly for me …
    >It was satisfactory, but the cursor was usual (xp kind of) cursor, n folder icons wer nt changed …
    >So i undid everything , and redid again all over ..
    >N now wat i’m getting is more uglier(Vch u can see in my attachment) ..>
    > I feel dat i hav done mistake redoing all again … Pls help !!! .. I’ve been wating for this theme since months , n wen i got it , dis Happened …. Help me !!!

  8. everything is working fine and it looks amazing except for the cursor that haven’t changed. Can you help me out on this one? Thanks in advance and great work!

  9. Hi again I tried to download the link you gave me but it gave me an error saying that it could not copy arrow.ani so i cant install it. Thanks for the quick reply 🙂

  10. i followed everything and yeah it changed my desktop btw it was cool and awesome! but i got a problem how can i change my desktop like the one on top im referring to the 1st picture pls help 🙂 and thanks for this program

  11. hey, i’ve follow all the instruction & it’s really awesome
    i’ve also change all the icons using iconpackager, but there’s lil problem here
    why only my mouse pointer that didn’t change? while the others change perfectly
    or that i must download the mouse pointer icon??

  12. I did all the install and it work!! but the taskbar it not same like you taskbar..i do not have the circle or round shape in the middle of taskbar..why?? can you help me??

        • Hmm. Try this, go to themes and choose the default Aero theme. Now choose the Alienware theme again (This may be available as ‘Unsaved Theme’).

          If it still doesnt work, only other problems maybe incomplete install of UxStyle or improper placing of the Concave visual style. Make sure you did those two as instructed.

  13. hye bro..
    i have the problem, when i’m using Microsoft Word and excel……
    the page is black and the word is grey……
    how to change this to white page permanently????……
    thanks for cool themes….

  14. hello, I’ve done this on my other computer it was awesome, but here I only get the clasic form like the other dude below got, please help 😛

  15. When I do this will it harm my computer in any way? Also what may happen. Is it just a texture pack for my computer or will it change my system in any way? What does the term ‘patch’ mean in this case?

  16. Thanks ThemeRaider,
    I have installed the theme as instructed. The theme has applied itself successfully, however the screen wallpaper remains plain blue & not reflectin as expected like the one shown above. What could be the possible reason for the same, Kindly advise.

    Mukesh Vaishnaw

  17. hey themersider…the theme is awesome…just the start button isnt changin….pls help…
    and also can u tel me how to get the my computer icon on the desktop…im only able to bring a shortcut…but i want the original icon!!…

  18. yes i am [email protected] iama admirer of this theme but i am a little stuck i dont know how to use the icon pack to change my start menu icon. the alienware_invader_icon_pack is opened as a rar file ? and from there i dunno what im doing . please help ^.^;

  19. hey, i just tried just the way you ask it, and when i try to unzip the first file in “thème” en when i lauch the unzip part a message appeers with error extracting file.

    before starting i set aero as default, and installed Uxstylle.

    can you help me please?

  20. Hi there down loaded your theme very very nice one question please can I add other pictures or themes to your theme


  21. I love the theme. However, was the cursor supposed to change? Mine is still the basic Windows cursor. I see in the theme file that the cursor images are supposed to be in %SystemRoot%CursorsAlien3D_2 but the folder ‘Alien3D_2’ does not exist.

    Also on the tabs in firefox, the text and background are similar colors. Is it possible to change one so i can read it? If so, how? Thanks

  22. I can’t download the Concave 7 file… the link seems to not be functioning… How do I complete the process with out it???

  23. i get an error when i run the alienwaretheme raider it sez not this edition of windows does not support the theme. i got windows 7 home basic runing. hope u can help me out

  24. Hi! Love the fact that your theme is free…but i can’t get my taskbar and explorer window to change to what is in the preview! 🙁 🙁 🙁 Please help!

  25. My taskbar icon wont change. :/
    And is there way to apply whole icon theme at once, because doing it one by one manually is just annoying. Any help would be grateful.

  26. Everything worked except the start orb and mouse cursor, see print screen.
    Win7 x64 Ultimate. Replaced the image in explorer.exe
    Love the theme !

  27. i did everything but when m running the AlienwareThemeRaider.themepack i get an error from windows stating that windows cannot save this theme to your computer..

  28. the task bar isn’t changing,and its giving me a windows basic theme with your colors….if there is a different way of doing this,like maybe using the Registry Editor,I would appreciate the help.

  29. I go into windows basic? Then the icon doesn’t change for me. Well the startup doesn’t sooooo what can i do? I’ve tried uninstalling everything and re-doing it, same problem. And it also worked the other day. So what’s up?

  30. hI,

  31. I have downloaded everything, ive got the wallpaper working but icon changer isnt changnig the icons, ive still got all the same icons. how do i change it? thanks

  32. not working properly… theme is not changing as it is in the photograph…….no aero effect….???
    so what should be done….??

  33. disappointed.. theme not working!! sounds like everyone is having the same troubles hey.. help would be appreciated

  34. how to install UxStyle_Core_Jul13_x64,although icon and themes are change but desktop style is not like the picture above.please support

  35. Thnx a lot guys… searched a lot for a free download…with noobie understandable instructions…tnx a lot!!!!

  36. Raider, theme is not the same as the photo… The taskbar has the normal Windows start etc! Background pic has changed.. any suggetsions on how to correct?? Delete everything and try agen or???

  37. theres is the way that i can change all default icon?
    example when i create a new folder it automatically a alien icon not a folder icon?
    btw thnks for your good instruction there

  38. Hey Theme Raider!I Would Like To Thank You For Your Wonderful Art Piece!Btw, I Have Some Issues Regarding My Msn And Folder Background. Including Options In Any Folders As Well. It Has 2 Weird Colors Behind It >.<!Hope You Could Help Me Out And It Will Be A Perfect Theme For Me!Thanks Again!

  39. hi… i got the theme but could not get the icon style which shown above in the picture
    please help to get that icon

  40. i have followed the above instruction and installed the Alien theme, but its doesn’t change icon for start button as Alien .. any help plzzz

  41. Hi, thanks for the great theme. Everything’s good for me except in Microsoft Office Word, the usual white paper background (blank document) turns into black. It looks great but I prefer the original white background as black make me confused. Is there any way to change just the setting for Microsoft Word? Thanks.

  42. I installed the theme it’s awesome but i have a problem with the cursor , it’s still the same as the normal cursor. I’m using windows 7 ultimate 64x bit. Thanks for the reply! Thumbs up!

  43. Great looking theme!! Does running this use up memory/cpu or would it be better then running stock aero theme?

  44. takes so little time. way better than any other themes. they all have shitty instructions and files to download without instructions…

  45. Hè all i did it like the guide says but THE Windows icon is rong. Can sombady help me
    The team looks awseam. And dit not take long to set up

  46. when i run Theme Resource Changer, a message appears saying this program is not compatible with your version of windows and cannot be installed

  47. dude can you help me? I followed your steps and downloaded everything but after applying the theme it turns out to be a Windows 98 theme. Whats the prob?

  48. sooo..i followed the instructions, and the only difference is the window color and the background. it looks nothing like the example. please help

  49. Man I have to thank you for publishing this. Although I don’t own an Alienware computer, I have always loved their visuals (and dark themes in general), and this is exactly what I needed. I am a graphical artist myself, and I have to say I am impressed with this design. It looks absolutely mind blowing and it’s precisely what I wanted my Windows to look like. If I knew how to make a custom theme, I would have made it exactly the same. It’s stunning.

    Absolutely spectacular, truly great job guys! And thank you so much for sharing.

  50. doesn’t work :/ iv tried re-doing it 6 times and re-installing everything!!!! all i get is the black outsidy bits but the windows start button is still windows not an alienware logo D:

  51. WOW ILOVE IT..its AWESOME^^..its COOL…MORE PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS^^ the way i have question..what is the use of concave 7.??its also a theme right?

  52. My theme did not change much, the colour is black, but the icons are the same, not as shown in the picture given above!

  53. I cant run theme resource changer it says that its not compatible with my version of windows and I have windows 7. HELP

  54. How do we change the cursor???????????????????
    Please tell me
    The theme is so awesome
    Please Please Please

  55. my theme is still in windows classic form…but the alienware desktop has been appeared…i c’ant see alien icon at the place of start icon…….plz help

  56. my task bar changed to windows 7 basic when i click “concave 7”, what should i do to solve this problem…i use windows 7 ultimate but it still “trial”, and can i ask for a video 😀
    answer me by an e-mail 😉 . [email protected]

  57. image posted by you shows the icons in the middle f desktop like some kind of dock…. hw 2 do dat?? is it n xtra feature in win ultimate? myn is home premium… or if it is smthing else, kindly xplain…. thnx

  58. there is a error while running uxstyle that is “your theme subsystem has tampered with”, what shall i do now…

  59. i have an alienware M14x i downloaded everything and it works but my start menu didn’t change , how can i do that ?

  60. I ran it but it is running the theme in the old windows style (see picture) i was wondering how I change the style not the theme to the windows 7 style like you have above. other than that awsome

  61. hello there.,., i just had a little problem on it,.,. i followed the instruction 1 by 1.., but my start manager still not changed.. i dont know what to do.,.. sorry im not a techie,, and oh,, also the icons not changed..

  62. i followed all the steps in sequence but when it comes to “Theme Resource Changer” it says that “This program is not compatible with the version of your windows” …i have windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit ….any suggestions ?

    • thank lord…thank sir, got it…

      i just careless in a few step…now i got a wonderfull theme…

      thankyou soo much

  63. Hey Theme Raider!

    Set looks awesome. Exactly what I was combing the introwebs for. 🙂 Going on my Aurora R4!


  64. i’ve follow your instruction. but after my system restart it can’t continue to windows. my monitor going to sleep again n again. i used seven ultimated 2gb ram dual core 3hz. any suggestion…

  65. I’m sorry, but I had a problem. I performed the entire procedure to the letter but did not change the menu bar and have not changed the folders, you only change the desktop background is some folders. Why? What have I done wrong?

  66. i had tried to install the theme as per the instructions are given but at the end only my wallpaper changes and the rest is same!!!! need help

  67. I have just downloaded nd installed the theme but my icons are like the nomal where it is plsced nd not in middle! help

  68. When I try to Install AlienwareThemeRaider it says These Edition of Window doesn’t the Support The Themes …….. other are Install…….. (Win7 64Bit)

  69. I have also tried the Nvidia theme and neither of them work, I don’t know whats wrong, it gives me the wallpaper but changes the rest either stays the same or changes it to something stupid.
    I’ve double checked the instructions and I did everything. Help me please

  70. Hey man i have done exactly as u said but am not getting the icon package n the menu package the menu is in XP version i uninstalled n repeated many times man ?????

  71. the ux style while installing gives an error that “installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package.this may indicate a problem with this package.the error code is 2738” what should I do??????

  72. i followed all the steps correctly, yet when i go to run the thempack for the last step i get noting… any help please? im running windows 7.

  73. when i try to install the UxStyle (for Windows 7 64 bit)
    it says the installation package is not supported by this processor type. what do i do?

  74. Thank you, great theme..
    After the 3rd instruction, i execute the 4th but it didn’t show any change. So i restart the system and go for 4th instruction and it’s work wonders.. Just additional info for evryone…

  75. an error occured while performing the first step(installing the uxstyle file),the error is :
    This installation package is not supported by this processor type.Contact your product vendor.

  76. It doesnot look the same as given in the screenshots though 🙁 seems like it has synchronised with the windows basic theme npot that good graphics how to remove this theme ???

  77. i got everything right but the taskbar,pointer is same it dint change at all n even d folder view dint change pls help me……..

  78. look at the star button and the task bar ;(( it does’,t make a change .. please help me.. want to have a alienware theme

  79. Thanks dude ! But my START BUTTON doesnt looks like the ALIENWARE LOGO. Its the same as WINDOWS. Thanks anyway dude ! 🙂

  80. all this themes are not working with my laptop..everytime i open the page this word appear “ERROR: Login failed. Account not validated. (2b976ba6)”. please someone help me..just email me at my [email protected] or [email protected] i need answer why i cant use any applications in this web.tnx…

  81. Hi..i installed everything in proper way u mentioned..but m not getting the aero style look..m getting it in old flat color style not the look which u showed in the pics…plz help me.. how should i do this…?

  82. I follow all the instructions listed above. When i run the AlienwareThemeRaider.theme file I get an error from saying windows cannot save this theme to your computer. Im using windows 7 (64bit Ultimate). Any suggestions? Theme looks really awesome, really want to give it a try

  83. which version of windows do you need i got windows home basic but i cant open theme resources changer error the edition of windows doesnt not support the theme can u help me out in dis?

  84. just curious if i did anything wrong? the only things that changed are the desktop background and the recycle bin. Any advice?

    • ah. the concave 7 file wasnt moved. i moved it and re opened the AlienwareThemeRaider.themepack and now everything is changed yet it all seems a bit… blocky? did i mess it all up now? or is it meant to be this blockish?
      sorry if i seem like an idiot just tryin to self teach these things

  85. when i tried to run UXStyle file on my 64 bit wimdows 7 then it shown me the error: your subsystem eg:(uxtheme.dll and themeui.dll) has tampered with. UXstyle requires this files to be restored…
    can please help to resolve this query?

  86. Thanks a lot! I´ve been looking for a theme for my computer but any of them changed the toolbar, and yours did! Thanks again!

  87. great theme, i tried it but my start bar and start menu do not look like the pictures, i restarted the computer but no change, did i miss a step?

  88. This is a great theme but i cant get it to fully work on my computer and i need help. i went threw all the steps and when i apply the theme it does not change my start button to the alien head it just changes my start bar, menu and windows to a grey xp looking format, also the sounds do not change if that is supposed to be different as well they change to “Tinker”

    i have tried a restart, changing back to default and then back to the alienware theme and uninstalling everything and doing it over again and i still have the same reasult. HELP PLEASE!

    Its a windows 7 ultimate 64 bit OS,

    what can i do?

  89. 3. Run the ‘Theme Resource Changer’ file that you downloaded and complete the setup. it comes up 7-zip acces denied? any tips?

  90. awesome thank you so much 🙂 <3 much love to the geeks like me and heyaaaa can i delete all these random files setting here and have it still work

  91. hey themeraider, can you put every downloader to mediafire? i can’t seem to download anything from rapidshare, please help !

  92. Cool but in a lot of places, black text is still black, making it impossible to see details. An example of this would be when you bring up the properties for your C: drive.

  93. The Alienware doesn’t seem to work although I’ve followed all of your instructions. The only one that changed is my wallpaper.

  94. he pepole i have w7 32bit i downloaded all the file but the first file isn’t working for me when i open the uxstyler it open the setup window but an error aper it sey
    uxtheme.dll themeui.dll are not found what can i do???
    the theme is appliqued but the start icon did’nt chenge

  95. Brilliant! Thank you very much. Fairly simple to setup.Took me not even 5 minutes. Surely the BEST Visual Style Theme, since it actually works and one doesn’t have to alter any system files manually. I’ve tried another dark style before this one and Bang!, the explorer was dead. So, thanks again.

  96. I didn’t get the mouse pointers and the start bar isn’t the same. It’s a grey block. Looks like the files from the Concave 7 didn’t get loaded. ???

  97. ok, so i did it and everything, theme looks really awesome, i love it, but my folder backgrounds are still white, which looks ugly on the grey, and from the images above i can see that they can be made white, just wondering if anyone can tell me how to do so, thanks, keep up the good work

  98. Thanks. But there is a little problem here. My start menu logo is still window and i dont know how to switch it to alienware logo. help me

  99. I follow all the steps but when I came to step 4 it says “this edition of windows doesnt support themes.. I got windows 7 Home basic.. wuts the problem with that? pls help

  100. i had problem with first step only. i,e while setting up uxstyle – “your theme subsystem has been tampered with our theme” and then come “something broken” kind of thing, plese fix it for me.. i am using win7 home ultimate 32bit

  101. hey ThemeRaider!! Please help
    Redone the install and got stopped at the install theme pack.
    It is not an executable file. How do I install??
    I am anxious to see this run on my puter.
    Thank you for putting up with us, its a great application

  102. It doesn’t work for me i had been tried to removed all the downloaded files and installed

    all the patch again without ‘UxStyle’ installation.

  103. Hi! I have same problem with that theme of bar. I used everithing what you wroted here but not working. Please help.

    Alienware M17x
    Windows 7 home premium

  104. hey man, i did all u said,, and read all those commentand did try to fix my prob,n its all not working.. because my problem was similar to most of them wch is the orb n not changed… plsss i really really need help.. im usin windows professional..32 bit… hope to get ur response man,, really need help…

  105. Hello? I am using the android full theme pack. Is this a reason why alienware has not changed all properties(like cursors, windows, log in logo etc)?

  106. ok so this is soooo awesum……BUT……i reset everything to normal then tried it back and i m getting a shitty xp type taskbar and window……plzzzz help me how to get it back…..!!!

  107. can you tell the size of AlienwareThemeRaider Themepack .my pc downloads it instantly and shows asize of 1.85 mb only.

  108. I followed the three step but when i reached the fourth step, it said “this edition of windows doesn’t support theme”.
    Mine is Windows 7 home basic
    I need help please!!!

  109. great!
    first, i followed all the instructions and i think i made it correctly, then finally Run the ‘AlienwareThemeRaider.themepack’. but after it was like, the wallpaper was the only thing that changed lol.
    Then I tried copying the concave 7 folder in to the themes. then running the theme raider again, and, hell yes, it worked.
    Though the pointer was still the same old white default, is it really the same?
    still, thanks for this theme! hope u make another one or more ^^

  110. friends, I think I figured out the problem for the 32-bit OS.
    Does anyone have AVG?
    If yes, search for a program named “AVG Styler”
    then click on the last option: “select a visual style for the windows and buttons under Windows 7”
    you should get a list of packages by now.
    select the package named “Concave 7”
    lo! Problem solved.
    well, my problem with it was solved

  111. I love it but just one problem. I installed it all properly the first time and everything worked. I switched back to default ihat worked. But when I tried to get it back, the start orb doesn’t change now. How do I fix this? I am running Windowa 7 Ultimate 64-bit.


  113. okay so followed your steps and everythings correct except my start button still says start and my cursors are basic icons basic etc… any ideas theme raider?? please

  114. tnx…tried to install it…it works….but my microsoft word & excel turned it screen black…can anyone have an idea on how to make it to it’s usual look???tnx

  115. Y my icon still the same it didnt change to alien ware type …i mean the recycle bin, my computer……..icons…or i need to download any other software to change it ?

  116. Are you all using a Windows 7 Ultimate? I have a AlienWare Skin Pack but it’s not that awesome like others in comment.. How??

  117. hey AlienwareThemeRaider.themepack’ is nt running dude wat should i do nw it shows ur windows theme doesnt support this file

  118. After I did all the setup the thing that changed is only the desktop background and other icons.

    Pls Help me because this is my dream theme

  119. Thanks for the cool theme guys! I only have one problem though, after I did all the steps as instructed, as soon as the new awesome theme was activated, my rocketdock stopped working. please help!! Thanks much though. I love the new look of my desktop.

    • Don’t worry now guys… my problem is gone, I fixed it! Restarted the system.. LOL thanks again for the coolest theme! more power!

  120. Thanks a lot.. I just loved this theme and the steps were cool and entertaining. Could you tell me how to get docks for this theme?

  121. does this work with windows 7 home basic!!

    ’cause when i execute AlienwareThemeRaider.themepack it says “this version of windows doesnt support themes”

  122. I cant acquire AlienwareThemeRaider.themepack how do I acquire this, it keeps bringing me back to this page, no file, and a load of fake download buttons (I mouse over download buttons first, if it says googleadservices, I dont click)