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Windows 7: Restore the default theme in Win7 from a save

15 Dec 2015   #1
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Restore the default theme in Win7 from a save

I know the error I made (not knowing it) but don't know how to undo it. Can post a screen shot of needed but I'll do it in words.

The Personalization screen accessible in right click from desk top in Win7 shows a default window top of page and Windows color window bottom middle. Opening that lower one reveals the old style XP colors and fonts adjustments plus some others. I made adjustments there.

But then I saved to the default Sample at the top of page. _That_ turned of the ability to
open that Windows color selection on the lower screen. I would like to redo some things.

How can I reset to default? Any reset to default will do even if I lose some settings

thanks


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15 Dec 2015   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

After clicking on the Windows Color button try clicking on the Advance appearance settings.

Jerry
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15 Dec 2015   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
themes

Doesn't matter.

All you have to do is right click on the desktop as you did and select (hover over with mouse then enter) which ever theme you want to use
As you see from the screenshot below

Note
The 4 secondary settings background/sounds/colours/screensaver, are specific to the theme,
you have to change them to >>what you want<<, otherwise the defaults are used.

Roy


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15 Dec 2015   #4
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

ok I'll try it again, though I'm sure I just selected Windows Classic but once _saved_ the
control of the settings, esp fonts greyed out and was lost.

Will report back if I get it this time.
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15 Dec 2015   #5
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Not there yet.

What's going on is yes, I can click on the Windows classic lower screen and the
dialog opens, but _Apply_ is greyed out.

I need some kind of master reset switch.
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15 Dec 2015   #6
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

This is from Microsoft. I think it's close:
All the default Themes in Windows 7 are located in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder. This is also where all of the system files that enable themes and other display components are located.

Any other Themes that a user downloads and installs are placed in the
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder.

You may have to unhide hidden files for this.

Refer to the Delete a theme section form this article to delete a theme.
Create a theme
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unquote.

Not sure about user name in this path but I'll try a logoff for that. I rarely change users on a sole owner system.
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15 Dec 2015   #7
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I got the path selected, emptied the themes folder as directed but the problem of greyed out
buttons remains.

This seems way more than should be needed to clear and make a new theme with some different font sizes.

I read something that Aero has to selected for that but when I made the initial larger type and font selection it was in the old style Windows classic.

I'm stumped.
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15 Dec 2015   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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 need to do this up to 3 times with a reboot after each scan.

Jerry
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15 Dec 2015   #9
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I'm familiar with sfc /scannow and will try it on Win7.
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15 Dec 2015   #10
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

One other weird thing is a help file I have with pictures shows a slider on that
screen and mine shows none. My version is Win 7 Ultimate 64 and the Bios upgrades have been
made.

I wanted to lighten the shade of the color selected.
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