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Windows 7: How do I remove custom theme, and custom icons?

22 Mar 2013   #1
Cadeus

Windows 7 Ultimate ~ 32 bit
 
 
How do I remove custom theme, and custom icons?

Hello,

I installed a custom theme and custom icons some months ago.
I don't like it anymore, and would just like to go back to the good old windows 7.

How do I do that?

Cad


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22 Mar 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

What theme and icons did you use can you post links to them?

You should be able to right click on the desktop for and go to Personalization and change your theme.

Not knowing how you changed your icons you may want to try the below.
Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. You may have to do this up to three times with a reboot after each scan.

Jerry
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22 Mar 2013   #3
Cadeus

Windows 7 Ultimate ~ 32 bit
 
 

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22 Mar 2013   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

What all did you install and how did you install it.
Did you change to the default Aero theme?
Did you do the scan?

Jerry
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22 Mar 2013   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you used 7tsp to install the theme pack extras then run 7tsp and select the restore button.
the only themes i have used are mr grims and i only use 7tsp for the theme extras.
as jerry said running sfc scan will revert the changes made to system icons ,clock etc. the actual theme you can just switch to windows aero in the personalization window to change the theme back.
im pretty sure when you run mr grims installers there is a warning saying they cant be uninstalled.
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22 Mar 2013   #6
Cadeus

Windows 7 Ultimate ~ 32 bit
 
 

Alright, I will try to do the restore, and report back some feedback, if it is working.
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22 Mar 2013   #7
Cadeus

Windows 7 Ultimate ~ 32 bit
 
 

Alright, some icons was fixed, but maps and the recycle bin is still the same.
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23 Mar 2013   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you run the sfc scan yet? that may change some of the icons the theme changed.
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23 Mar 2013   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Then do Icon Cache - Rebuild

Jerry
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27 Mar 2013   #10
nilank

 

If there's an uninstaller, use that otherwise follow Bongo's advice above.
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