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Windows 7: Toolbar will not change color!

19 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
Toolbar will not change color!

I know someone has already posted about this but im not sure if they are having the same problem as me. So, here is my problem!

When i open the personalize option it gives me the right screen

but then when i click "Windows Color" it gives me this screen

can someone please tell me how to change this, i really want my toolbar to be black!

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19 May 2010   #2

Windows 7

I think i may have found the problem, for some reason my ATI card is not working with AERO transparent themes, looking at a different driver for the WDM and maybe that will work. Will post back when i find out!
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19 May 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello MontHiro, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, double check to make sure that you WEI score has been ran or updated after installing the driver. Without a a WEI score, Aero may not be turned on yet.

Hope this helps,
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20 May 2010   #4

Windows 7

Well, im not completely sure of the video problem at the moment. But for right now im looking at why my AC adapter turns off when the battery is plugged in. and i think my friend has found the problem, no matter what adapter we use the adapter turns off. So id assume its the motherboard. And as for the my video card it may not be high enough to support the transparency. Still working on it, getting a different Vista driver for the card itself to see if that will help. Currently running off a XP driver for the video card.
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20 May 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise


Here are some items to check to be able to have Aero.
  • 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).
  • Aero theme used.
  • The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and Themes Services need to be set as Started and Automatic.
  • You must be have True Color (32 bit) set instead of High Color (16 bit).
  • Desktop composition needs to be enabled (checked) in Visual Effects.
  • Refresh or update your WEI score.
Hope this may help.
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