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Windows 7: How to have the same theme customization freedom as with XP?

31 Jan 2014   #11
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Option Three of that same tutorial tells you how to access that log and put it on your desktop as a text file.

Jerry


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31 Jan 2014   #12
IndustrialOne

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Ok as expected it repaired a few DLLs I intentionally modified to remove that stupid padding in the details view as well as to install Luna XP theme. However, I restarted with these corrections and the problem remains. You said I have to do this 3 times? Fine, attempt number two:
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31 Jan 2014   #13
IndustrialOne

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Yup, same problem still.
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31 Jan 2014   #14
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Does your system meet these basic requirements for aero?

Tried to refresh your WEI Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score

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NOTE: If Aero is not enabled, then you will not see the Window Color and Appearance screen in step 3A of OPTION TWO below.
  • Aero is not included in Windows 7 Home Basic or Windows 7 Starter editions.
  • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • A graphics card with support for DirectX 9 graphics with at least 128 MB of memory.
  • The graphics card must support Pixel Shader 2.0 and the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM).
  • Activate Windows 7.
  • You must be have True Color (32 bit) set instead of High Color (16 bit).
  • The Themes and Desktop Window Manager Session Manager Services are set to Start and Automatic.
  • The desktop composition and Animated controls and elements inside windows options enabled in Visual Effects.
  • Refresh or update your WEI score.
  • You must be using a "Aero" theme.
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31 Jan 2014   #15
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You may ask him as well if the system performance index allows the aero theme?
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31 Jan 2014   #16
IndustrialOne

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Couldn't do it.

I'm running 7 in a VM btw with 1GB of RAM.
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31 Jan 2014   #17
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well that explains why the aerotheme won't work.
Somehowe your PC is to slow.
Sometimes you may solve this with updates of drivers.
Even one component could drag your pc under the limits.
And than your stuck with windows basic.
Think you have an old PC cause 1 GB for W 7 is the underlimit.
You shure need more mem like at least 2 GB.
Also it should be fast enough.
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31 Jan 2014   #18
IndustrialOne

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

No I'm running it in a VM. I can assign more RAM. My PC which is 7 times slower than this one was able to run Vista with Aero so I assure you this PC is more than adequate. I leave the judging to you though. If 1GB is too little for Aero I'll give it more. The minimum requirements do say that only 1GB is required though.
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31 Jan 2014   #19
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes minimum yeah, but less mem may slow down your pc considerable as I found out.
And that may sink your performance index.
This index is just a wet finger in the air and very much disputable.
Also the videocard may cause problems.
If your not running 64 bits you may ad some 3 GB mem. max.
It won't address higher with 32 bits.

The failure you make is comparing with Vista.
Windows 7 requires much more en has that annoying index.
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31 Jan 2014   #20
IndustrialOne

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I tried with 2GB RAM, it still failed. I can't assign all 3GB because then I'll have nothing left for my host system. This piece of garbage Firefox that I'm posting on this forum with takes up 300MB of RAM alone.
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