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Windows 7: My desktop icons & background color changed

07 Apr 2013   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You should take some time to devote to the problem when it's possible.


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08 Apr 2013   #12
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Bite the bullet & ran sfc. Results were that it found corrupt files & repaired them. I'd like to know what it found but when I try to copy/paste Brinks command to see the Notepad file I can't seem to get it accomplished. Don't know what I may be doing wrong.
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08 Apr 2013   #13
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any!!! And I guess I'm blind too, found the sfcdetails on desktop, read it & came uncorked! This was all for nothing, all it repaired that I can see in details was my email which had NO PROBLEM & now I can't open it. But before I discovered that, I went back to see if I could get my desktop color back & ended up with black lettering again.

Guess I'd best go learn how to work with System Restore & see if I can find a spot to restore to before I end up throwing this machine out the window.
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08 Apr 2013   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

System Restore

If that doesn't work the maybe a Repair Install will got you up and running.
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08 Apr 2013   #15
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So far it's good. Got my mail back & white lettering on desktop. Not 100% sure of DT color but that's not the end of the world. Won't mark as solved just yet but probably will after a bit more checking out.

Thank you.
grits
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08 Apr 2013   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

some good news then. Can you right click the desktop in an empty spot and select Personalize? If so see if you can use an Aero theme.
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09 Apr 2013   #17
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, good news there . I looked at the Aero themes but I really like the Solid background & do more or less think it's what I had before so will stick with it.
I have found another little glitch tho'. My Speckie isn't working even tho' it's enabled in Manage Add-ons. I might try a reinstall there, no real biggie.

Thanks for all your help.
grits
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09 Apr 2013   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.
If you mean Speckie the spell checker, it is really buggy, I use it. They did just release a new version.
If it's Speccy the system info tool, uninstall the old one first.
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09 Apr 2013   #19
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I did mean spell checker & I boo-boo'd, there are 2 listings for Speckie in add-ons & I only saw the one. I gotta learn to slow down & open my eyes.
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09 Apr 2013   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

LOL, good point mate.
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