Thanks for the replies, but I still think there is a way to do it, as I've done it in all previous versions of Windows. However, the registry is a bit different in Windows 7. If someone has not already come up with a hack, I'm sure I can with some work. When I find a solution, I'll post here at the forum for others to use.
There is obviously something in the registry that sets the color to white, and if that is the case [which it has to be] then it can be changed. I don't believe there is anything dealing with colors in Windows that simply cannot be changed.