How to activate Windows 11 hidden themes?

How to activate Windows 11 hidden themes?

This article will teach you how to activate the Flowers, Planets, and Sunsets themes in Windows 11 version 22H2.

Windows 11 hidden themes are designed to be available only for the educational version. However, this feature can be activated by making changes in the registry of version 22H2 of this operating system.

According to Pureinfotech, there are six themes, including Sunsets, Planets, and Flowers, for both light and dark modes in Windows 11, each of which uses colorful wallpapers and custom color schemes.

If you want to breathe new life into your desktop with new wallpapers, you need to make changes to the registry to make Windows 11 hidden themes available. However, as mentioned, this feature is only available in the 22H2 update of the said operating system.

How to activate Windows 11 hidden themes

To enable hidden themes in Windows 11 version 22H2, follow the steps below carefully:

1. Entering the Start section

In Windows 11, click Start.

2. Open the registry

Now type Regedit in the search bar and click on the first result displayed.

3. Access to the path to change the keys

Now open the following path from the left side menu:


4. Apply changes to the new key

Right-click on Device Key, select New, and then the Key option.

Modify the Windows 11 registry to enable hidden themes

5. Name the new key

Enter the word Education as the new key’s name and press Enter.

6. Apply changes to the new key

Right-click on the created key, select New, and then DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enable Windows 11 hidden themes through the registry

7. Name the new key

Type EnableEduThemes as the name of the new key and press Enter.

8. Change the value of the EnableEduThemes key

Now double-click the EnableEduThemes button and change its value from 0 to 1.

Enable Windows 11 hidden themes through the registry

9. The final stage

Click on Ok and restart your computer once.

After completing the mentioned steps, Windows 11 hidden themes will be activated for you. You can view and use these themes through Settings > Personalization > Themes.

If you do not see hidden themes after restarting the computer, wait a few moments for the changes to be applied to the operating system. At this stage, theme packages must be downloaded from the Internet.