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Windows 7: Custom themes stopped working

13 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Custom themes stopped working


All my custom themes just stopped working!

I had a problem with very slow loading of video thumbnails, so I found this solution:
* open windows start menu
* type cmd and wait for cmd.exe to appear listed under the title Programs:
* right click on cmd.exe and choose "Run as administrator"
* a command prompt opens, then type the following: SFC.EXE /SCANNOW
* hit enter and wait for Windows to check and repair its system files

It worked fine, but then I restarted the computer which the command-process told me, and when I got back to Windows the superbar was all grey (like old-style windows - no aero-functionality or anything). I found out that it is the same on ALL my themes - none of them work.

I tried to run the UX Theme Patcher once again but it didn't help.

Anyone who can tell me whats going on?? I would really appreciate it!

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13 Jan 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

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Click on start button type Services in search box
click on services & see if Desktop Window Manger
is running. If now restart it.

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13 Jan 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

sfc /scannow will change the system files back to default ,so any themes you have installed using universal theme patcher etc will be gone as the patched files will be reset to default. just re do them
edit ,i see you have but no joy. hopefully bongo has shed some light on your prob, good luck!
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15 Jan 2011   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

boohbah is correct, you should simply have to patch your system again and your themes will work. Did the theme patcher report the 3 files successfully patched? A Guy
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