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Windows 7: Windows Theme Changed After Returning From Safe Mode

29 Aug 2014   #1
Rick1441

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Windows Theme Changed After Returning From Safe Mode

It has been about five months since I moved from an XP laptop to 7.

At first I used a Classic Windows Theme. But I reluctantly gave it up for Aero when I learned that switching to Aero was the solution to the tearing I was experiencing when playing video files or streaming video.

For some reason Safe Mode still has my Windows Classic Theme (and I don't see a Personalization option in Safe Mode). But when I exit Safe Mode, I always find that "regular" Windows has switched me back to the Classic Theme. Odd. It's not currently a big deal, because I just go to Personalization and click on my customized Aero theme, and I'm back. In fact, I wouldn't give this behavior a second thought, except that at some future point I might have multiple Areo themes created, and when I return from Safe Mode I might not recall which one I had been using. Again, not a big deal, but it could be a bit of an inconvenience. Besides, I'm wondering why Safe Mode doesn't have Aero. Is that normal? And is it normal to revert back to Classic every time you exit Safe Mode?

After (continuing) to deal with a frustrating hardware issue, spending a few minutes on a relatively benign one like this is...refreshing.


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29 Aug 2014   #2
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

In Safe mode you run with minimal drivers so there are no personalization options.
In normal mode, in services check if the Theme service is set to automatic.
Why did you have to go in Safe mode?
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29 Aug 2014   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

To save a theme or Aero theme, select Personalise by right clicking on Desktop or open Control Panel & select Personalise & follow the directions in the screen shot.

You can have quite a few themes under "My themes" if you wish, but if you name them then they will be easy to find & use again. If there are themes that don't want in "My themes" right click on them & select delete.

Windows Theme Changed After Returning From Safe Mode-aero_themes.png


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29 Aug 2014   #4
Rick1441

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyanna View Post
In Safe mode you run with minimal drivers so there are no personalization options.
In normal mode, in services check if the Theme service is set to automatic.
Why did you have to go in Safe mode?
I checked and, yes, the Theme service is set to automatic. I went into Safe Mode mode as part of trying to diagnose the (likely) hardware issue I mentioned in the last sentence. Didn't help. I've also used it for various diagnostics from time to time.
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29 Aug 2014   #5
Rick1441

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Ranger4 -

Thanks. I was actually aware of that capability, but my concern is if I want to identify a selected theme as my new favorite (with "favorite" possibly changing over time), especially if I have lots of themes saved. Is there a way to rename a theme?

Of course this is not a major issue. If they can't be renamed I can always simply maintain a document keeping track of the theme I'm currently using so that I know which one to go choose after returning from Safe Mode. If I recall to keep the list updated, that is...

Also, again part of the reason for this post is to see if anyone knows why the system might be reverting back to my old Windows Classic theme every time I return from Safe Mode.
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29 Aug 2014   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rick1441 View Post
Ranger4 -

Thanks. I was actually aware of that capability, but my concern is if I want to identify a selected theme as my new favorite (with "favorite" possibly changing over time), especially if I have lots of themes saved. Is there a way to rename a theme?

Of course this is not a major issue. If they can't be renamed I can always simply maintain a document keeping track of the theme I'm currently using so that I know which one to go choose after returning from Safe Mode. If I recall to keep the list updated, that is...

Also, again part of the reason for this post is to see if anyone knows why the system might be reverting back to my old Windows Classic theme every time I return from Safe Mode.
Yes they can be renamed. Select the appropriate theme, which will switch you that theme, then Right Click on it, as mentioned in my post #3 & name it.
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30 Aug 2014   #7
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

What is the hardware issue?
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30 Aug 2014   #8
Rick1441

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Ranger 4 - Thanks for the tip.

cyanna -- I have two USB 3 ports, one stacked atop the other. I have an external DC-powered USB 3 hard drive that works fine when plugged into the top port, but only gives me USB 2 speeds when plugged into the bottom port (along with the Windows warning that "this device can perform faster if plugged into a high-speed port," or something along those lines). BUT, I also have a port-powered portable USB 3 external drive that gives me USB 3 speeds in both the top *and* bottom USB 3 ports, with no Windows "can perform faster" messages.
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31 Aug 2014   #9
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

It seems that the port is working fine as it is working with another device.
Do you get that error message even if nothing is plugged in the top port? (top port empty, DC powered drive in the bottom port)
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01 Sep 2014   #10
Rick1441

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyanna View Post
It seems that the port is working fine as it is working with another device.
Do you get that error message even if nothing is plugged in the top port? (top port empty, DC powered drive in the bottom port)
Yes.

As for the bottom port working fine because it works with another device: I'm no hardware expert, but couldn't this be one of those weird situations where the bottom port is more "finicky" for some reason. By that I mean that maybe it has some slight design or electrical deficiency, that one device (or device cable?) may be able to "overcome," while another device/cable can't? i know I might not be making sense, but I'm thinking, for example, of how I once had two cell phones (call them A and B) of the same model, and also two identical chargers. The first charger was able to charge both phones just fine, but the second charger was only able to charge phone A. It couldn't charge B at all, even if I swapped A's battery into B after it drained.
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