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Windows 10 Personalize Classic

Windows 10 Personalize Classic

It’s been a few months since Windows 10 was released and overall, I’m very happy with my upgrade.

One of the few gripes I had with my Windows 10 upgrade was that I was no longer able to easily change my Wallpaper, Sounds, etc., from within Theme Settings. Fortunately, it was simple to fix the lack of customization.

While perusing the many useful tutorials available at the Windows Ten Forums, I came across: Personalize (classic) context menu.

To install, go to Personalize (classic) context menu, step 2 and click the Download button (see screen-shot below for reference). Choose to save the file to a folder that you will easily remember (your desktop, for example). Then double-click the downloaded file to install.

File Download Button

When you double-click to install, you will get an Open File Security Warning. Click the Run button:
Open File - Security Warning

After choosing Run, you will probably get a User Account Control warning asking “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?” Choose Yes.

Then you will get a Registry Alert. Choose Yes again:
Registry Alert

And finally you will get an informational window, letting you know that it was successful:
Successfully Merged

After successfully installing the registry file, you will be able to Right-Click on your Desktop and see the entry for Personalize (Classic) which will allow you to choose specific wallpapers from a theme, or change your sound scheme, etc.

Personalize Classic Settings

If you no longer wish to have the Personalize (classic) entry in your context menu, just go back to the Personalize (classic) context menu page and download the file in Step 3 (to remove it). Double-click the downloaded file and follow the prompts (selecting the same options as before) and it will remove the entry from your desktop context menu.