Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: taskbar thumbnails not showing up?

10 Dec 2010   #1
paperandstaples

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
taskbar thumbnails not showing up?

hi i'm new here...and i don't know if this belongs here...

but basically my computer crashed, i brought it to a computer repair guy who reformatted my computer (windows 7 32bit home premium laptop). I did not have my windows 7 disc...but i had my key...so he used his home premium disc and my key

but now its working perfectly fine but the problem is that the taskbar doesn't show thumbnails when I hover over the icons anymore (it used to before my computer crashed and i know my computer's graphics are capable of doing so)

i'm too lazy to make screenshots...but if what i said didn't make sense I found a link with some pictures http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-taskbar-not-showing-thumbnail-previews/

but the link doesn't really tell me how to fix it...it says something about changing the registry...but do i really need to do that...? it sounds kind of scary lol

ahh so frustrating...im basically getting the "text descriptions" as seen in the link...and the computer repair guy is kind far away from where i live...any help...?




My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2010   #2
Ageeb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is your aero theme turned on?
right click your desktop > personalize > scroll up to aero themes section and select one.

It's possible you don't have your drivers installed, but i'd hope a shop would have the forethought to install your drivers after a format.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2010   #3
paperandstaples

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

oh lol phew that was simple...my aero theme wasn't turned on...it was on unsaved theme...thanks for the quick response
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 taskbar thumbnails not showing up?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Thumbnails partially showing.
When I download pictures at times it appears that a shade is over part of the picture. I can correct it by rotating the picture. Here is a sample: I have tried cleaning the thumbnail cache.
General Discussion
Drives not showing, folders/file icons/thumbnails not showing
I have just built a new computer, using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, however, I've noticed when I open Windows explorer, 3 out of 4 times it will continuously search for drives when opening up explorer and not show any drives that are installed. I've tried reformatting, using different hard drives, but...
General Discussion
.mkv files not showing thumbnails
Hi all, I've reached my wits' end. I just recently did a complete windows 7 reinstall because I purchased a Kingston HyperX 3K. Love the speeds and everything. I tried to reinstall my programs the same way as before because I was comfortable with those settings and loved them. However,...
Music, Pictures & Video
Windows 7 not showing all thumbnails
I have Windows 7 ultimate 64bit, I just upgraded from professional, when I had professional, all of my videos had thumbnail previews. Now, just about zero do. Is there a way to get this back to the way it was before? For example, I use VLC as my default player to open vids and it is just the cone,...
Customization
Video and Music thumbnails not showing.....
Ive read this is a windows 7 problem but all my mp4's have the usual default image instead of what they used to have when I first downloaded them. Did the thumbnail location change? I did, at one point, install a new media player which became my default for some reason, I corrected that problem...
Music, Pictures & Video
Video thumbnails not showing!?
Hey guys! This weird problem started to happen lately, the thumbnails for my videos isnt showing. However, some files does show thumbnails? I checked google but couldn't really find a solution, any advice would be very appreciated.
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App