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Windows 7: Theme changed from Aero to Basic


06 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Theme changed from Aero to Basic

Last night I was working on my computer when a message popped up that a program I was running was not compatible with the them I had (or something along those lines). Sorry I can't remember the exact message and at the time it didn't seem that important. However, now Aero seems to be somehow disabled on my computer and I can't get my theme from Windows 7 basic back to the Aero look. I haven't downloaded anything new. At the time I was running a DVD decrypter and Xilisoft video converter...both of which I have run before with no problems. I have Windows 7 Home Premium...any ideas?

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06 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Change your theme back to a Windows Theme: Go to Personalization in your Control Panel. Under Basic and High Contrast Themes, choose a higher contrast theme than Windows 7 Basic. You will not get the full use of Aero with the Basic.

Let us know what happens,
Cassandra
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06 May 2010   #3
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Sometimes It happens. If A few resource hungry programs are running simultaneously, aero becomes automatically disabled with a message popping up . But it automatically backs to aero after the programs are closed. Have you tried to apply aero manually ? If no, try it (right click on desktop > personalize > aero themes ). But if you already tried it , and it refuses to apply, it is to be fixed in some other way.

So explain what have you done. And dont worry, it is recoverable I think
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07 May 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, I looked for this topic before I posted but go figure that AFTER I posted it had a list of related threads and I found the answer there

Yes I did try manually changing to an aero theme and it didn't work. Turns out it's as you expected...was running a program that took up too many resources after a while...one I closed the program the aero theme came back on.

Thanks!
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07 May 2010   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

So while the program is running, you cannot use aero ... even if manually changing, and after closing that program, it automatically back to aero, isn't it ?

It is the normal situation, pal And you are most welcome !
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