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Windows 7: Windows 7 taskbar changed to basic view and won't change back

18 Dec 2010   #21

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

worth having a look if you can find the same file but isn't the starter limited?

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23 Jul 2015   #22

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I have recently (a couple of days ago) faced 'the same' problem. I did read this post, however, before trying the suggested methods out (specially the SFC scan, which seemed to me something quite difficult).
I am using Windows 7 Professional 64bit operating system, and am having Vaio laptop.

I did check to 'enable' "Desktop Windows Manager", however, I found it to be in 'Automatic' setting.

Then I went for "Windows Update", and after installing the updates, I got the original taskbar back!
I hope this is of help to those who may face a similar problem in future.
It has been over 4 years for me using Windows on the same laptop.
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10 Dec 2015   #23

Windows 10 64bit, Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP 32bit
Try This:-

Even I had this same problem.
Just check for the rundll32.exe file in C:\Windows\System32\
If rundll32.exe is not present, just go and download it here and paste it in C:\Windows\System32\
Now right click on your desktop, click personalize and select the default windows 7 theme under the Aero themes tab.
This worked for me.
Hope it works for you also.
Have a great day
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