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Windows 7: [Windows 7] Theme will not save correctly

05 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
[Windows 7] Theme will not save correctly

When I change any part of a theme in my Windows 7 x64 installation the changes WILL take effect, but the preview pane at the bottom of the personalization remains unchanged.

this means I cannot save a theme or share it.
can anyone help me with this, becuase not being able to keep a custom theme is quite irritating

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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05 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Have a look at these 2 tutorials is see if they help
Jerry
Theme - Change or Save
Theme Pack - Create, Save, Install, and Delete
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums
Have a look at these 2 tutorials is see if they help
Jerry
Theme - Change or Save
Theme Pack - Create, Save, Install, and Delete
thanks for the response, but that info doesn't help me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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05 Jan 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Do Option 2 of this tutorial it will not harm any data or programs you have installed.
Jerry
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Do Option 2 of this tutorial it will not harm any data or programs you have installed.
Jerry
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Surprisingly even that didn't fix it :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try this Repair Install
Jerry
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06 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Try this Repair Install
Jerry
UNBELIEVABLE! Even THAT did not work. Looks like a clean install is the only option left
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nomad6770 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Try this Repair Install
Jerry
UNBELIEVABLE! Even THAT did not work. Looks like a clean install is the only option left
Make sure you backup your data first and make a list of the programs you have installed
Jerry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Did you try patching your files first:

Universal Theme Patcher for Windows 7 - Universal theme patcher - Windows 7 Download

As you mentioned "custom" theme but I don't know if you meant custom by taskbar color/transparency or a third party one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Do Option 2 of this tutorial it will not harm any data or programs you have installed.
Jerry
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
I came across your answer while problem solving a similar issue and your suggestion allowed the system checker to resolve issues I wasn't aware of.

Thank you
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