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Windows 7: Looks like XP?


31 Dec 2009   #1

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Looks like XP?

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?


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31 Dec 2009   #2

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

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?
Hi Jad206, Welcome to SF,

You could try to do a System Restore it should take back to your previous settings for the Windows Update

Hope this helps
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31 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

Thank you, and I did do a restore, but maybe i didn't go back far enough so i guess I will try again.
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31 Dec 2009   #4

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jad206 View Post
Thank you, and I did do a restore, but maybe i didn't go back far enough so i guess I will try again.
Give that a shot if that didn't fix please post a Screen-shot of you screen.
You could follow this Microsoft KB Troubleshoot Aero problems in Windows 7

Hope this helps
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31 Dec 2009   #5

windows 7
 
 

thanks "mattie" hope it helps!
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31 Dec 2009   #6

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jad206 View Post
thanks "mattie" hope it helps!
You Most Welcome .. Please post back the result
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31 Dec 2009   #7

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Assuming that the updates, did in fact, cause the change in your desktop, you must prepare for what will probably happen in the future. If system restore (you could also use a system image, if necessary) is instrumental in restoring your desktop the problem updates would be removed from the system. Shortly, after the return to normalacy, the updates will be reinstalled and you may lose your desktop, again. If it were me, I would change the setting on updates from automatic to manual installation. I would then make a system restore point and a system image. When you receive the updates, install them one at a time. Wait a while before installing the subsequent update, so your computer has time to change the desktop, if it is so inclined. If you install all the updates without incident, great the problem is resolved. If one of the updates changes your desktop again, use the new system restore image, install all of the updates, except the problem one, and leave update setting on manual, until a more permanent solution can be found.
Wishing you the happiest and healthiest of New Years.
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01 Jan 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

So I did it, but it says it didn't work becuase of anti virus. I turned off McAfee and it still wont work. :|
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01 Jan 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Could it be a posibility that it is in fact Xp?
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01 Jan 2010   #10

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

Ah .. McAfee not again .. Try to create a new Windows Profile see whether it work under that profile. If not we could could try to remove McAfee and install Microsoft Security Essentials

Hope this helps
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