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Windows 7: Win 7 HP Themes wont change


13 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 
Win 7 HP Themes wont change

Win 7 HP 64bit SP1

Suddenly having problems with Themes!
Installed a theme pac called "Terra Dynamic" and it has worked for several months, but I noticed just in the last few days it has stopped changing pictures (It's stuck on one picture).
Now I can't change themes at all!
I deleted the "Terra Dynamic" Theme in "MY Themes" but still cannot change themes!


I would appreciate any help, sorry in advance if this fix has been posted, as I did look around, but nothing I found seemed to work!

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14 Oct 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hum N2 I would be uninstalling whatever you downloaded mate and start over.

You could try these for starters though

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer
In that order and delete any crap.
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14 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks ICit2lol, I will try these!
But "Terra Dynamic" is just a Microsoft Theme that updates with new pictures, I believe.
I don't understand how this could effect the normal function of selecting a different theme!
Thanks
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14 Oct 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N2Abyss View Post
Thanks ICit2lol, I will try these!
But "Terra Dynamic" is just a Microsoft Theme that updates with new pictures, I believe.
I don't understand how this could effect the normal function of selecting a different theme!
Thanks
Yes mate that is why I suggested those scans it probably seems like a long shot but at the very least it eliminates the possibilities
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15 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

ICit2lol, very late here now, and I have performed every scan you directed, still no luck?

Thanks
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15 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Hi N2Abyss

I found this - may help

Quote:
maybe your TranscodedWallpaper.jpg file has become corrupted.

Open explorer and type the following in the adress bar and hit Enter:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\

Here, rename TranscodedWallpaper.jpg to TranscodedWallpaper.old.

Next, double-click slideshow.ini file to open it with Notepad. Empty its contents. That is, select all the text and delete it. Save the changes. Close explorer windows.
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15 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Thank you Stephanie, I will try this this evening!
I appreciate the help!
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15 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Stephanie, cannot find "slideshow.ini" file.
Can not search it, it is not in the file with TranscodedWallpaper.jpg

But even without finding or emptying the "slideshow.ini" file, I am now able to change themes again??

Thanks
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19 Oct 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Confirm your problem is fixed? You may not have the slideshow.ini if you were not using the windows slideshow feature, but instead the theme was doing the changing. If all is working, then Stephanie's suggestion of the corrupted TranscodedWallpaper.jpg was correct, then that was the fix

A Guy
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