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Windows 7: Cannot run 3D games with Classic theme

03 Nov 2009   #1

win7 home premium 64bit
Cannot run 3D games with Classic theme

Short won't run without desktop compositor, hate start orb, can't use classic theme, how to remove the start "orb" and put a start button instead using standard windows 7 theme?

Long version...
64bit windows 7 home premium(same problem in Ultimate RC)

I greatly dislike the "start orb" since it overlaps windows and gets in the way trying to click things at the bottom of the screen. So I set windows to Classic theme to get rid of it.

3D Games will not run.

I turn windows 7 theme on, games run. Apparently without the desktop compositor, I cannot run 3D games. I get no video at all on them full screen or windowed. I tried classic theme again, but it will not allow the desktop compositor to be turned on. No compositor, no games.

Has anybody else had that problem?

I suppose the real question is how do I remove the start "orb" and put a classic style start button there instead with default windows 7 theme.

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05 Nov 2009   #2

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