Microsoft Royale Theme (MCE)


  1. Brief
  2. Download
  3. Installation


This is a Microsoft Media Center theme for Windows XP that I packaged a while back. It adds a clean touch to Windows XP that should have been there in the first place.

If you like this theme then you can get it below. The installation instructions are listed below as well.



  1. Download the zip package. The link is listed above.
  2. Unzip the archive to a folder.
  3. Open the folder that you extracted the zip file to.
  4. Select all of the files and folders and copy them using either “right click -> copy” or Ctrl+C.
  5. After copying the files, browse to the following folder:
  6. Paste the files and folders that you copied into this folder.
  7. Now, right click on your desktop and select Properties.
  8. Open the Appearance tab.
  9. In the Windows and buttons list, change the selection to the item labeled Windows XP style that is not already selected. Now change it back to the first entry labeled the same thing.
  10. The Royale option will now be available in the Color Scheme list. Select it.
  11. Click OK and wait for the changes to take place!

2 thoughts on “Microsoft Royale Theme (MCE)”

  1. using Google Chrome 15 Google Chrome 15 on Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/15.0.874.121 Safari/535.2

    Thank you so much for providing this. I used to have the NZ version, but lost my backup. I’ve been looking for a good source for this theme for a little while now. Helps make XP more interesting for a few more years. Thanks a lot!

  2. using Google Chrome 21 Google Chrome 21 on Windows XP Windows XP
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/21.0.1180.89 Safari/537.1

    thanks for sharing these XP themes, now i know where to get them without having to wonder if its a modified version or not.

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