Although there is Aero Light theme in Windows 11, it is invisible in settings. If you want to install Aero Light theme in Windows 11, here is the detailed steps. This article will help you install and apply the Windows 11 Aero Light theme by tweaking the source files.
What is Windows Aero Lite theme?
Windows Aero Lite theme has been there for a long time, it is introduced in Windows Vista. Windows Aero is available in the Home Premium, Ultimate, Business and Enterprise editions of Windows. Windows Aero provides glass theme and transparency effects, which were replaced by the Metro design in Windows 8 and later versions.
How to install install Hidden Aero Lite Theme in Windows 11?
Since we mentioned above, there is Aero Light theme in Windows 11 but it is hidden. To install the hidden Aero Light theme in Windows 11, you can follow the steps below:
1 Open File Explorer and navigate to the path: C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
2 You will find the aero.theme, right-click on it and select the Copy option and then paste the aero.theme file on desktop.
3 Right click on aero.theme to rename it to aerolite.theme.
4 Next, right-click on aerolite.theme > Open with > Choose another app. It opens up a list of apps, choose Notepad from the list.
5 Delete the two lines under [Theme] in the beginning of the file.
6 Then, write Displayname=Aero Lite under [Theme].
7 Replace Aero.msstyles with Aerolite.msstyles in the first line under [VisualStyles].
8 Save the changes by pressing Ctrl+S keys and double-click on the aerolite.theme file on Desktop.
After that, you can apply the Aero Lite theme on your Windows 11 computer.
How to delete Aero Lite theme in Windows 11?
If you don’t like the Aero Lite theme in Windows 11 after trying it, you can also delete it and apply another them by the following steps:
1 Open the Windows Settings panel by pressing the Win+I keys, go to Personalization > Themes.
2 You will see all themes listed, choose the one you like from the list.
3 Right-click on the Aero Lite theme and choose the Delete option to remove Aero Lite theme from Windows 11.
How to download the Aero Lite theme on Windows 11?
Aero Lite theme is on Windows 11 by default, so you have no need to download Aero Lite theme. but if you want to install and apply it, you should rename it at first and just follow the steps above we provided.
Usually, Windows (Light) is the default theme on Windows 11 and Dark them for businesses. but if you don’t like the default them, you can change the them as you want.
That’s all about how to install and enable hidden Aero Lite theme on Windows 11. Users have no need to download Aero Lite theme for it has been there but invisible on Windows 11. You are also allowed to delete Aero Lite theme on Windows 11 if you don’t like it.