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Windows 7: [Taskbar] I can't change the color


07 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
[Taskbar] I can't change the color

Hello everybody,
When I downloaded the trail version of Windows 7, I believe it was build 7100, I could simply edit the taskbar's color with:

Start>Control Panel>Appearance and Personalisation>Personalisation>Windows Color

I would get a menu with a slider, which could edit the color of the taskbar and change its translucency.

However, now I got the Ultimate version of Windows 7, whenever I press the window color button I get this popup box:



Am I missing something? Is my video card not good enough?
Ivar

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07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

My system rating is 1,0. The worst rating possible. So probably windows refused to let me change these settings. Any idea to disable this?
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07 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I'm not sure but I think you need to have 3,0 score in order for Aero to be enabled and THEN you'll be able to change taskbar's color and translucency.

Did you install all the necessary drivers?
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07 Nov 2009   #4

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Hi Ivar! Well my first post

Post your system specs here and let's see what we can sort out. You may need to download drivers for your graphics card. That may help your overall index score.
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07 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the help so far, how do I post my system specs exactly?
dxdiag in 'run'?
Or in the same window as the system rating?

Oh, btw, could you tell me which drivers to download exactly?
Or does that depend on which drivers you're already using?

I'll have a look tomorrow, I'm on another computer atm.
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07 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have the exact same problem, I also have a 1,0 raiting and i also can't change the colour of my task bar , which is rather irritating cause this colour right now is kinda wierd on my eyes... .
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07 Nov 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if you can change the color by right clicking on you're desktop and choosing 'Personalize'. click on "Window Color", under the 'themes' pictures. I've set mine to purple for the minute


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07 Nov 2009   #8

 

You might want to try to look for drivers if the pc wasnt sold with Windows 7. Might be missing a graphic driver.
Also can we see a screenshot with a explorer (folder) open?

Oh and Jacee that windows color is so 'girly'
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08 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

At the moment, Im trying to hack my WEI score. Maybe that helps...
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08 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

My WEI score is now a 5.9, but it had no effect!
I need to install some drivers I think, but which ones?
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