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Windows 7: NO WAY to change taskbar color

23 Oct 2010   #1
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 
NO WAY to change taskbar color

I'm convinced that no amount of software can change my taskbar's color. I'm on Win7 Starter, and I've tried everything and I firmly believe there is no hope for me. Anyone care to prove me wrong? Please?


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23 Oct 2010   #2
scoopeeedoo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chickenmatt5 View Post
I'm convinced that no amount of software can change my taskbar's color. I'm on Win7 Starter, and I've tried everything and I firmly believe there is no hope for me. Anyone care to prove me wrong? Please?
Windows Style Builder can do it... but it's not free and not easy to figure out...
See the pic to have an idea...


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23 Oct 2010   #3
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

no amount of free software*
If I'm going to buy something to solve this problem, it'll be another version of Win7.
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24 Oct 2010   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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24 Oct 2010   #5
scoopeeedoo

 
 

The "Grantman" one looks to be very accurate!!!
Nice find, Bill!!!
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24 Oct 2010   #6
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Tried them all; none worked. The "personalization panel" gave me weird results ("personalization panel" problem) and the Grantman thing said "(Error 5) Required registry access is not allowed occured at mscorlib."
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24 Oct 2010   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chickenmatt5 View Post
Tried them all; none worked. The "personalization panel" gave me weird results ("personalization panel" problem) and the Grantman thing said "(Error 5) Required registry access is not allowed occured at mscorlib."
If you want to see if you can get past that error (I'm assuming you are using a user with admin access?):

Start> In search box type Regedit and press enter> Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Security

Right click on this entry and select Permissions

Add the current user

Give it Read permission

Try the program again

A Guy
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24 Oct 2010   #8
scoopeeedoo

 
 

Unlucky...
Sorry for you!

Edit : if you wanna tell me the theme you use and the taskbar color you wish, i could try to do something for you...
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24 Oct 2010   #9
chickenmatt5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

It's "unsaved theme." All I did was change the background (using the personalization panel linked above) and I changed the cursers. I would like a red taskbar.
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24 Oct 2010   #10
scoopeeedoo

 
 

A red taskbar in a normal Aero vs, right?
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