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Windows 7: Looks like XP?

01 Jan 2010   #11

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jad206 View Post
So I just got some Windows updates yesterday or the other day, and after my computer restarted, everything looks like XP. How do I change this? I right clicked on desktop, went to personalize, and i cant click any of the aero themes or basic. Any help?
Just had a thought, it is not permissable to upgrade from XP to Win 7. Did you upgrade or do a clean install? If you did not have to reinstall your programs, you did an upgrade.

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01 Jan 2010   #12

 
 

Windows Update? It possibly upgraded the video drivers which reset the WEI score. Re-run the WEI.

(WIN+Pause/Break and see if it needs to be updated)
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01 Jan 2010   #13

windows 7
 
 

Xp can go to Windows 7, but i went from vista and all updates are installed. Also what about uninstalling McAfee? But yes, i did an upgrade.
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01 Jan 2010   #14

windows 7
 
 

I deleted some Temp files, could that be why? thats all i deleted.
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01 Jan 2010   #15
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Go into WIndows Update>View Update History>Installed Updates and remove the updates which were delivered when the problem happened. Restart.

Was there a display driver listed?

If so and uninstalling the update didn't help, you can then look in Device Manager, click Display Driver>Update tab>Roll back driver.

Next, troubleshoot Aero to recover Aero theme: Control Panel>Troubleshooting>appearance.

MacAfee is considered by most tech enthusiasts to be a bloatware infection. Consider lean mean AV solutions like free Avast or MSE.
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01 Jan 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Did you try in different User account ???
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01 Jan 2010   #17

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Did you try in different User account ???
Ya, its still the same thing, I am trying to uninstall the updates, but I don' know if thats it....could it be becuase i deleted temp folders?
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01 Jan 2010   #18
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Try this one:
1. Right click on your computer
2. Go to properties
3. On top left "advanced Settings"
4. go to the Tab "Advanced"
5. under performance section click "Settings"
6. Choose Adjust for best Appearence
Click ok and ok..

Now check Personalization menu, if Aero can be enabled.
Hope it helps
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01 Jan 2010   #19

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Try this one:
1. Right click on your computer
2. Go to properties
3. On top left "advanced Settings"
4. go to the Tab "Advanced"
5. under performance section click "Settings"
6. Choose Adjust for best Appearence
Click ok and ok..

Now check Personalization menu, if Aero can be enabled.
Hope it helps
That is the first thing I tried, but nope it does not work.
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01 Jan 2010   #20

windows 7
 
 

So testing to see if changing a theme by downloading one would work, it says "This desktop can't use this theme"
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 Looks like XP?




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