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