The latest Windows 11 2022 update has arrived with a lot of new features. That said, we have things like folders on the Start menu, tabs in File Explorer, and drag and drop on the taskbar. This is just to mention a few things. However, in addition to all the news that we know officially, there is always one or the other that escapes unnoticed. Having said that, we are going to explain you how to activate all secret Windows themes.
Windows: How to Activate All Secret Themes
One such addition that arrived with the Windows 11 2022 Update was the inclusion of a set of new desktop themes that were originally designed for students running Windows 11 SE. These themes include colorful and abstract planetary wallpapers that suit the Windows 11 design and aesthetic very well.
The good news is that these themes can be activated on any PC running Windows 11, be it Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro or even Windows 11 Enterprise. So, if you want to allow new themes to appear, you’ll only have to use the Windows registry.
Use the Windows+R key combination to bring up the run box. Then write regedit and press Enter.
Then navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device.
Then right-click on the device folder and choose new key.
Name the new key Education.
Within this Education key, right-click and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name this key EnableEduThemes and set the value to 1.
Then restart your computer.
However after following these steps the download of additional themes will start automatically in the background. However, you will have to wait some time for the process to complete.
Once they are installed, just apply them normally through the settings.