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Windows 7: Windows 7 Aero Themes Not Working.

05 May 2012   #1
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Windows 7 Aero Themes Not Working.

Hi, My Dads Laptop has some issues with themes. I try to select the theme 'Windows 7' or 'Windows 7 Basic' and it will give me the windows classic theme in white. Why is this? The only theme that i can select is the classic theme.


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06 May 2012   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

What version of Windows 7 is on the laptop? Were themes working on it before, and have suddenly stopped working? A Guy
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06 May 2012   #3
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The version is windows 7 home premium and themes worked before and just stopped.
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06 May 2012   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Suggest you run the System File Checker. It will disable any 3rd party themes, so you would have to repatch again after if you are using other them Microsofts themes.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A Guy
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06 May 2012   #5
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

it Didnt work
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06 May 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Try this
Click on start button in the search box type Aero and look for Find and fix problems with transparency click on it and check for problems
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07 May 2012   #7
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry, it didn't work
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07 May 2012   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Try this
Click on the Start Button type in Services In the search box and then click on Services
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Scroll down until you see Desktop Windows Manager Sessions Manager select it in click on the Stop text and let it stop after that click on Start text and let it start see if the theme works. Your screen may blink when you do this.
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12 May 2012   #9
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

it didnt work. sorry
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12 May 2012   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You should do a Repair Install
Jerry
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