There should be an image here!Part I of Personalize Windows 7 looked at some of the ways that you can personalize your desktop so it reflects your personal preferences. In Part II, we’ll continue looking at some of the personalization options as well as how to save all your personalized options as a theme.

Windows Sound

Tired of the same old sounds? Click the Sounds option within the Personalization window to change the default sounds to something that better suits your taste. If you are wondering what types of sounds you can personalize, it includes sounds played when someone logs on, when you change an option, etc.

Mouse Pointer

You can also personalize the Mouse Pointer by selecting the Change mouse pointer option within the Personalization window. Select one of the other mouse pointer options or create your own (by creating a .ani or.cur file).

Desktop Icons

Go ahead and personalize the desktop icons. You can choose from many other built-in icons or you can choose your own .ico image (there are many free icons available on the Internet).

Finally, with all the hard work you’ve done personalizing your desktop, why not save it as a new theme. Within the Personalization window, right click the theme called Unsaved Theme, click Save Theme and give it a name.

[Photo above by Joshua Rappeneker / CC BY-ND 2.0]