Windows 11 has some hidden themes, but this isn’t an “Easter egg.” Instead, the themes have been designed to be only available for the education variant of the operating system. However, a simple Registry modification (via PhantomOcean3) can make them available on any device running version 22H2.
In total, there are six themes, including Flowers, Planets, and Sunsets, in both light and dark versions that feature colorful wallpapers and custom accent colors. These are in addition to the default themes already available on Windows 11.
If you want to refresh your desktop with new wallpapers, you can edit the Registry to enable these new colorful themes. The only requirement is that the computer must be running Windows 11 22H2.
This guide will teach you the steps to enable the secret education themes on Windows 11.
Warning: It’s important to note that modifying the Windows Registry can cause serious problems if not used properly. It’s assumed you know what you’re doing and you have created a full backup of your system before proceeding.
Enable hidden education themes on Windows 11
To enable the hidden themes on Windows 11 22H2, use these steps:
Open Start on Windows 11.
Search for regedit and click the top result to open the Registry.
Browse to the following path:
Right-click the device key, select New and choose the Key option.
Name the newly created key Education and press Enter.
Right-click the newly created key, select New and choose the DWORD (32-bit) Value option.
Name the newly created key EnableEduThemes and press Enter.
Double-click the EnableEduThemes key and change its value from 0 to 1.
Click the OK button.
Restart the computer.
Once you complete the steps, the hidden themes will enable on your computer. You can find and apply these secret Windows 11 themes from Settings> Personalization> Themes.