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Windows 7: Third Party Theme Problem

12 Jun 2013   #1

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 
Third Party Theme Problem



If you look at the personalization screen above you will see that any new 3rd party theme is being placed on top on the existing theme. Awhile ago they were being placed in an area below the basic themes in a are that was titles Installed Themes. Now for some reason they go on top of My themes in a single line that will rise higher as I add themes. I am at a complete loss what is causing this. I have all of the required patches and theme resource changer 64 bit installed. Any help with this will be appreciated.

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12 Jun 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I remember your problem Gary, I have never seen that before.
When was the last time you did a clean install of Windows 7?

Jerry
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12 Jun 2013   #3

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 

About a week ago and it started doing it then. You can see it is growing. All of the items in the view are greyed out as well.


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12 Jun 2013   #4

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My view is grayed out also. I am at a lost at what to do.

Sorry
Jerry
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12 Jun 2013   #5

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 

I think I am going to remove everything that I have that has to do with third party themes. All of the theme, the patches .etc and get it back to a standard Windows 7 system. I then will do an in place restore repair install. I have way to much to lose to do a clean install. If This does not work then I just won't use themes? I do not know what else to do either. If the themes were placed side by side, I would not care where they are as all of the themes work.
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12 Jun 2013   #6

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Have you tried making a new account and see if it's the same or safe mode?

Jerry
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12 Jun 2013   #7

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 

Yes, I am going to start it now. Probably won't be back till tomorrow.
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13 Jun 2013   #8

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 

Well I did it and the result was worse than the problem. I had to call MS to get it activated but that was easy but I kept on getting an error saying that my .NET 4.5 needs to be repaired. I installed the repair tool from MS but it would not fix it. This morning I restored my PC to an image right after the patches were installed on Tuesday. As far as the themes go, I am only interested in running one of them so if it goes on top so be it. Thanks for your help Bongo!
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13 Jun 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Gary, you sure have an odd problem I can't imagine it is hardware related at all, something with the OS but I would've thought a clean install would have fixed in a problem.

Sorry I couldn't have been of more help.
Jerry
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13 Jun 2013   #10

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 

Well it really wasn't a clean install, it was an inplace repair install. I think a clean install would fix it but I have too much stuff to lose and the problem I am having is just an annoyance as the Themes do work. I am only going to install one, so it will not be a problem.
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