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Windows 7: Looks like XP?


01 Jan 2010   #31
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You can extract and run the files from Windows 7 to Repair Install. Just follow the steps in link above.

You need to either make a Repair CD in the Backup Center to boot in case of future emergency repairs,

or burn a Windows 7 install DVD from the downloaded ISO, or create an ISO to burn if you downloaded files: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files


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01 Jan 2010   #32

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jad206 View Post
Running out of ideas? :/?
did you try this?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
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)
And are you confusing XP for classic theme?
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01 Jan 2010   #33
Microsoft MVP

 

Where is Classic Theme in Windows 7? Been looking for the Theme Menu and it looks like it's gone.
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01 Jan 2010   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Where is Classic Theme in Windows 7? Been looking for the Theme Menu and it looks like it's gone.
Right click on Desktop -> Personalize -> Basic and High Contrast Themes. There is Windows 7 Basic and Windows Classic. I believe that both are without Aero. Above these there are Aero Themes, like Windows 7, Architecture, etc.
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01 Jan 2010   #35
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Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Had I been in place of yours, I would have tried another update . Download and update to windows 7 ultimate. it may reactivate aero.
Moreover, try to have a windows 7 dvd, or at least repair disc. It is difficult to overcome all the problems without it.
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01 Jan 2010   #36
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you gotten the Windows Classic Theme like this:

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Enable an Aero theme up above them.

Good job, Unifex. Those Classic Themes were hidden in scroll down on the Personalize page


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02 Sep 2014   #37

Windows & Professional
 
 

I likewise had this problem (right click not working to change properties and the screen looking like XP instead of 7). To solve it, I went to the "Windows Update" program on my computer. It gives instruction on how to uninstall an update. I located and uninstalled the last Windows update. I restarted, and everything returned to normal.

My guess is that the the update may have been corrupted when downloaded. I remember seeing the update message when I shut down on Friday, and then Tuesday (after the 3 day holiday weekend) I had the problem.

So, hopefully this is the end of it.
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