How to Enable the Dark Theme for Windows 10

By default Window, 10 uses a lot of white for the backgrounds of system apps. This white background thing is looking quite normal, but some users may want an even darker version of the OS.

In this post, we show you how can you get Dark Theme in Window 10 PC without downloading any software from registry hacks.

 

Dark Theme for Window 10 PC

Dark Theme for Window 10 PC

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How to Enable the Dark Theme for Windows 10

In this post, I show you two methods for enabling Dark Theme in Window 10. First, one is from Registry hacks and second is from downloading registry files on your PC.

Video Tutorial 

Enable Dark Mode in Window 10 PC from Registry Editor

1. Open Run Program by pressing Win + R keyboard button and type regedit. Now press enter.

Select ‘Yes’ when it asks for permission.

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2. Change key #1

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Themes\ Personalize by double clicking each “folder” aka key

Navigate to Registry Editor

Navigate to Registry Editor

3. Missing Personalize?

You may not have the sub-key \Personalize (I did not) so you can create one; if you already have one just go to Step 5

4. Create \Personalize Key

If you are missing the \Personalize key, just right-click on \Themes and select New > Key and call it Personalize

Create New Key Personalize

Create New Key Personalize

Create New Key Personalize

Create New Key Personalize

5. Create new DWORD

Right-click \Personalize and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value

 Create new DWORD

Create new DWORD

6. Name it

Name the DWORD AppsUseLightTheme

Name the DWORD AppsUseLightTheme

Name the DWORD AppsUseLightTheme

7. Correct value?

For its value, it should already be 0 so leave it

Change Key #2

Repeat the above but for HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Themes \ Personalize. Once again, create a new AppsUseLightTheme DWORD (32-bit) Value with a 0 value.

Navigate to Registry Editor

Navigate to Registry Editor

Now, log out of Windows 10 and back in again. Start menu > Select your photo > Choose ‘Sign out’

Sign Out in Window 10 PC

Sign Out in Window 10 PC

That is it!

Disabling Dark Theme in Windows 10

In order to disable the Dark Theme you just have to delete the DWORD values you created in the two registry paths or set their values to 1. Then, reboot or log out and log back in to see the changes.

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Registry Files for Enabling/Disabling Dark Theme on Windows 10 – Fast and Easy Method

Download the .reg files provided below to enable/disable the Dark Theme on Windows 10. The first one is for enabling the Dark Theme, and the second one is for disabling it. To use, just download and double-click on the one you want. Confirm the changes if any message comes up and asks you if you are sure you want to continue. Reboot or logout and then log back in to see the changes.

Enable Dark Theme.reg

Disable Dark Theme.reg

Enable Dark Mode in Window PC from Registry Files

Enable Dark Mode in Window PC from Registry Files

Dark Mode Window 10 Settings

Dark Mode Window 10 Settings

Some of the apps keep their old interfaces in the Dark Theme, so don’t expect everything to be just like you imagine it. It is great for the most part, though, and it’s worth trying out. If you are experiencing problems, don’t hesitate to ask us a question or let us know your opinion!

Video Tutorial

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