Finding good wallpapers for your desktop can be quite a task at times. Some themes have nice ones and others no so nice. I like my desktop wallpaper to rotate every 30 seconds so my machine seems more “alive”.

A good, easy & most importantly “free” source for wallpapers is the Microsoft Windows themes site. The fastest way to extract all those wallpaper images is to download the themes and extract them all at once. You will need a tool like 7-Zip to do this. Here are the steps:

1) Navigate to the windows themes website. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/personalize/themes

 

2) Navigate through the categories and download the themes you like. Most of them have the extension of “themepack”. Let’s stick to these for now.

3) Once you finish downloading all these files, select all of them in Windows Explorer right click and from the 7-zip menu select “Extract here”. You will see a new folder called “DesktopBackground”

4) Move all these files to you wallpapers folder and then use them. In Windows 7 you can configure the rotation from your desktop professionalization screen itself.

I have some 410 images in my wallpapers folder. So that means I won’t see the same image in the next 3 hours and 25 minutes. :)