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Windows 7: Can't change custom themes correctly

23 Dec 2013   #1
Shub Niggurath

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Can't change custom themes correctly

Hello, I used Windows 7 disc to repair the PC for a few reasons. Once the repairs finished I restarted the computer and lo and behold, I cannot change to any of my installed themes. When I attempt to do so they change to Windows 7 Basic or Windows classic theme. I've tried going into advanced system settings and re-checking "Use Visual Styles", reinstalling the themes, restarting the PC and restarting the Themes service. None of these have worked.

I can change to the default themes perfectly.


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23 Dec 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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If the themes are 3rd party custom theme then you need to run the patch again after the repair.

You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Jerry
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23 Dec 2013   #3
Shub Niggurath

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks a lot ! Having no problems at all...
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23 Dec 2013   #4
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're Welcome
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