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Windows 7: I tried Win98 Plus theme in Windows 7


28 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
I tried Win98 Plus theme in Windows 7

As described here
How to apply old Windows 98 Plus! themes in Windows 7
Unlucky, I did not make a restore point.
Then I could not save unsaved Windows 7 themes. "Costume.theme" appeared every time I opened the personalization menu, even when I did nothing.
Additionally, my Recycled bin icon has been changed inside my file manager display (Not Windows explorer, but another manager).
I opened a new user, and these issues were solved.
How do I fix these two issues inside the former user?
Thank you for replying.

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28 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Win7ul. Run the System File Checker. It will replace the original system files. You will have to repatch after if you want to use 3rd party themes again.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A Guy
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29 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thank you for replying.
I ran System File Checker (sfc /scannow in administrator mode) and got the result:
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
But the problem persists: I cannot save unsaved theme, and recycle bin icon is corrupted inside a file manager other than Windows explorer.
Do I have to repair on boot, as described at Method 1:
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
or there is another option?
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29 Oct 2012   #4

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

You may want to try Repair Install to see if that will help.

You said that you switched to a new account and all is okay that user account may be a corrupt you could create a new user account and transfer your files to the new account How to transfer files from one user account to another user account on - Microsoft Community

Jerry
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29 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi Jerry,
I hope you are all fine with hurricane Sandy.
I have a Windows 7 SP1. If I reinstall it, will it solve the corrupted user interface?
For now I do not erase this user. If I erase the user, this user's security definitions in the new user will be changed from the current user to unknown user, which is quite annoying.
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30 Oct 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I did not have to worry about hurricanes Sandy I'm just about in the middle of the US.

A reinstall should fix everything, be sure to backup all your data if this what you planning on doing. Did you try the repair install I suggested above?

I don't understand the security definitions you are talking about, it's not an area I deal with.

Jerry
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30 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have not yet tried the repair install. I uninstalled and reinstalled SP1, and it did not help.
Here I show the problem.

I hope to find more specific solution than repairing installation.


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31 Oct 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I'm not sure there's much you can do other than a repair install or a clean install. Any time you install a theme like you did that comes with a .exe to install it can change so many things on the computer that you will never get it back the way it was without a clean install.

To get the icons back to normal you may want to try Icon Cache - Rebuild

Jerry
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01 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The reply of security definition is here
How to fix "Account Unknown"
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