I don't know where it's best to post this, but since it has to do with the way windows appear this section seems okay.
When I rebooted Windows, it started with an all white screen with black text saying what it usually says. Then it loads I think normally besides graphical anomalies. Explorer windows looks very square and crappy, and so do some other of the more simple programs that I run. Some programs still look sleek and sexy like Chrome and Google Talk. The picture tells the story pretty well really.
I have Windows set to auto-login, so I tried "Log Off" getting a nice pretty window. Logging back in returns the white screen and subsequent issues. I could use a restore point, but I'd prefer to avoid that since I did quite a bit. I batch installed some stuff with Ninite, let Windows Update do some work, and some other stuff since my previous reboot. <I should reboot more obv.> I'm hoping I could just reset something manually and all is well.
Clarity anyone?? thanks!