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Windows 7: No Aero Taskbar Problem

12 Dec 2011   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
No Aero Taskbar Problem

I have Win 7 on an older laptop. It works fine except that there is no Aero. The Taskbar is this "washed out" blue which does not change regardless of what wallpaper is there. I have looked on Google and found seveal threads (most of which are 2009) trying to find a way to change the color of the Taskbar but nothing worthwhile. I was wondering if any of you could tell me how to change the color of the Taskbar that has no Aero. Thanks,


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12 Dec 2011   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you are using Windows Classic theme use Windows Color and Appearance and in the drop-down menu go to 3-D Objects and changed color that will change color of the taskbar but it also changes the appearance of the window to.
Jerry
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12 Dec 2011   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I didn't mention that I had found the Windows Classic, but I was trying to do it with the Windows 7 Basic.
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12 Dec 2011   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I didn't mention that I had found the Windows Classic, but I was trying to do it with the Windows 7 Basic.
The only way to change the taskbar color on Windows 7 basic is by a custom theme, the basic theme is tied to that Aero theme.
Take a screenshot of your taskbar showing your start button and I may be able to help.
Jerry
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12 Dec 2011   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I will do that when I get home tonight. Thanks very much.
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12 Dec 2011   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Have you run the Aero troubleshooter? Type Aero in Start Search box.
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12 Dec 2011   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Aero isn't supported in windows basic.

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12 Dec 2011   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Aero isn't supported in windows basic.

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That is why I chose Win Basic. My video card is built into my laptop motherboard and is only 32 MB. It will not support Aero. Things are fine except I would like to change my Taskbar color to something dark. I don't really want to use the Windows Classic, but will go to that if I have too.
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12 Dec 2011   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

hi bigmck, i was responding to gregs post , i dont suppose a third part theme can be used can it, i have never used win 7 basic so i dont know if it can be themed, but if it can then im sure its just a case of getting an experienced themer to direct you to a third party taskbar to install. bongo is an experienced themer.
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12 Dec 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I was suggesting running Aero troubleshooter only because it wasn't yet confirmed the System doesn't support Aero.
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