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Windows 7: My window 7 Home Basic look like xp; how do i restore?


01 May 2011   #1

Window 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 
My window 7 Home Basic look like xp; how do i restore?

Please help I am missing the cool features of window 7; the look of my window 7 is like the very old version of window i think even before xp; help to restore!


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01 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Did it just change or has it always looked this way?

If it just changed, use System Restore to fix it.
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01 May 2011   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jpshimo View Post
Please help I am missing the cool features of window 7; the look of my window 7 is like the very old version of window i think even before xp; help to restore!

You either have chosen a non aero scheme or your video card switched. Check you windows experience index and see what the number is for graphics.





Let us know what it is, and tell us what video card.
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01 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jpshimo View Post
Please help I am missing the cool features of window 7; the look of my window 7 is like the very old version of window i think even before xp; help to restore!

You either have chosen a non aero scheme or your video card switched. Check you windows experience index and see what the number is for graphics.





Let us know what it is, and tell us what video card.
This could most likely be the case, anything dealing with new hardware to driver updates could cause the Aero scheme to disappear, it's windows' way of telling you that your WEI needs to be re-assessed.
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01 May 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

From this thread Differences between basic and ultimate

Quote:
Home Basic
  • No Aero Glass (Aero theme available)
  • No Premium games
  • No BitLocker
  • No boot from VHD
  • No EFS (Encrypting File System)
  • No Support for backup to a network location
  • Client-only Remote Desktop
  • No Media Center support
  • No Tablet PC or Multi-Touch support
  • No built-in support for DVD burning or playback
  • Single procesor support only (unlimited cores)
  • No Offline files support
  • No Domain join
  • No Sticky Notes app
  • No Snipping Tool app
  • No IIS support
Look at this Aero - Enable in Unsupported Editions of Windows 7
Jerry
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01 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Guys, he's not talking about Aero. Most likely he has switched to Windows Classic.
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01 May 2011   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Guys, he's not talking about Aero. Most likely he has switched to Windows Classic.

I refereed to that below. Windows classic (and others) are non aero schemes and it may be just that a video card reset caused the bump out. If he is using an integrated chipset it may just barely support aero.
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01 May 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Rightclick on an empty area of the desktop, select Personalize, then choose an Aero Theme to see if you get transparent window frames. If not, run type Aero in Start search box to troubleshoot aero.

If your GPU doesn't support Aero, go back to Personalize, scroll down and choose Windows 7 Basic theme instead of Windows classic (which is 2000, not even XP).
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