How to Enable Hidden Education Themes in Windows 11

This article describes steps to enable hidden education desktop themes on Windows 11.

Windows comes with predefined desktop themes that are a combination of desktop background pictures, window colors, and sounds.

Themes can also be installed from the Microsoft Store. You can change the theme anytime, and when you do, it will automatically refresh the desktop with preset accent color, background, and other settings.

Windows also has some desktop themes that are not made available on all devices. These are hidden and only available on devices used by students on school computers.

If you want to use these themes on your Windows device, the steps below show you how to do that.

Enable education themes for students in Windows 11 22H2

As described above, Windows has some desktop themes that are hidden on devices that are not used by students or for educational purposes.

These themes are hidden but can be enabled by editing the Windows registry.

Here’s how to do that.

Open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path as listed below.


If you don’t see the Education folder key, right-click on the device parent key, then create the subkey (Education) folder.

windows enable education themes

On the right pane of the Education folder key, right-click and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type a new key named EnableEduThemes.

Double-click the new value name (EnableEduThemes) and enter the Value data of 1 to enable additional educational themes for students.

Value data of 0 or simply deleting the value name will remove the education themes from Windows.

windows enable education themes value data
windows enable education themes to value data

That should do it! Restart your computer to apply your changes.

Once enabled, go to the Start menu and select Settings. When the Settings app opens, click on the Personalization button, and select the Themes tile to expand.

On the Personalization -> Themes settings pane, you should see additional education themes available to use.

windows enable education themes change
windows enable education themes change

If you don’t see the education themes, you may have the latest version (22H2) of Windows 11 installed.

That should do it!


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