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Windows 7: custom start menu themes invisible

09 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
 
 
custom start menu themes invisible

when i downloaded some themes that gave the start menu a bg image the start menu becomes invisible

i dont mind it since i have most shortcuts i need in my desktop anyway, but its annoying and i really wanna see the epic start menu
thought if i revert to the old themes its completely fine



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09 Aug 2013   #2

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

Post a link to 1 of the themes you are having trouble with.

It looks like you are using Windows Basic theme are you?

Did you do do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work?
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Jerry
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10 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
 
 

i did the universal patcher one,
by link do you mean download link?
i used this tut
Windows 7 Sword art Online - Theme Pack | Preview | [HD] - YouTube
and the download link in the description which is this
https://mega.co.nz/#!kAcwzRwT!F7ZzG1...OQpoZyoQ0zqM3k
oh and the themes are in the "SAO THEMES Windows 7" folder
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10 Aug 2013   #4

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I just tried those 2 themes and they work fine for me. Are you sure you are choosing the right theme in Personalization.

Jerry
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10 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
 
 

waaah?
im pretty sure im choosing the correct 1
which windows do u have?
i saw that people with sp1 (same as me) had problems with this too :/
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10 Aug 2013   #6

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I have SP1 installed.

Like I said earlier it looks like you are using Windows Basic theme, does the default Aero theme work?

Jerry
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10 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
 
 

O_O aero isnt working
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10 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
 
 

aha i fixed it, when i patched the dll's my video card became incompatible with aero for some reason, i just restored the patches then tada . thx for the help
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10 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
 
 

ok new problem

Why the hell is it so bright? O_O

nvm it was due to my full glass, my text color was the same as the bg color

EDIT:

and the start menu why is it like that O_O

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10 Aug 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kyler211 View Post
aha i fixed it, when i patched the dll's my video card became incompatible with aero for some reason, i just restored the patches then tada . thx for the help
Good to here.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kyler211 View Post
ok new problem

Why the hell is it so bright? O_O

nvm it was due to my full glass, my text color was the same as the bg color

EDIT:

and the start menu why is it like that O_O

I don't know, you should contact the theme maker and ask.

Jerry
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