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Windows 7: Explorer not working in Classic skin, no way to 'revert' to Aero

24 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Explorer not working in Classic skin, no way to 'revert' to Aero

Hello. I got stuck with this Classic skin with no working explorer Window, causing all attempts to change themes again to an Aero theme not to work. Is there any way I could change to Aero without any access to the Personalisation page? That page is loaded in Explorer, and Explorer doesn't work correctly.

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24 Oct 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

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Click on the Start Button > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt copy and paste this into the command prompt and press Enter what is in Bold Red including last quote mark that should start the default Aero theme.

rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL %SystemRoot%\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /Action:OpenTheme /file:"C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero.theme"

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 Explorer not working in Classic skin, no way to 'revert' to Aero

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