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Windows 7: My taskbar is stuck on classic.

24 Oct 2009   #21
Kenkon

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt140 View Post
Did you clean install or upgrade? Either way, I don't think that is the cause...
I did an upgrade.


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24 Oct 2009   #22
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt140 View Post
Did you clean install or upgrade? Either way, I don't think that is the cause...
The corrupted modifed theme dlls may have carried over...
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24 Oct 2009   #23
Kenkon

Windows 7
 
 

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It may also be because before I upgraded to 7, I decided to try to skin my vista, but something went wrong. Do you think theres such a thing as resetting your themes folder? I don't have any system restore points either.
Oh...it appears the cat is out of the bag (sort of)

A repair install may be the only way to fix this. This is acomplished as Upgrading Windows 7 with Windows 7. Do a backup beforehand just incase something goes wrong. Hopefully that will put back the corrupted files along with the themes
Will that delete my files like a fresh install?
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24 Oct 2009   #24
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

When you click the AERO theme does it instantly go back to the classic theme?

The skinning you tried in Vista...were you perhaps using something called UxStyle Core BETA?
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24 Oct 2009   #25
Kenkon

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
When you click the AERO theme does it instantly go back to the classic theme?

The skinning you tried in Vista...were you perhaps using something called UxStyle Core BETA?
When I click on the aero theme, It changes the wallpaper accordingly, but the taskbar stays the same.

I used VistaGlazz, Windows Blind, and some deviant art customizations by placing their various .msstyles inside, but for some reason it messed up by an unknown error.
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24 Oct 2009   #26
Matt140

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64-bit
 
 

I guess it's a clean install then, I'm still confused as to how this has carried over though.
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24 Oct 2009   #27
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenkon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
When you click the AERO theme does it instantly go back to the classic theme?

The skinning you tried in Vista...were you perhaps using something called UxStyle Core BETA?
When I click on the aero theme, It changes the wallpaper accordingly, but the taskbar stays the same.

I used VistaGlazz, Windows Blind, and some deviant art customizations by placing their various .msstyles inside, but for some reason it messed up by an unknown error.
Did the upgrade carry those programs over? There isn't an official version of Windows Blinds for 7 yet and it could have possibly brought the other files also...

Another screenshot...could you browse to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes and post a pic (or type it) of what is inside...
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24 Oct 2009   #28
Matt140

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64-bit
 
 

Something I just noticed, you do have the Aero theme in effect (glass borders at least), but not the taskbar.
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24 Oct 2009   #29
Kenkon

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, it did carry the stuff from vista to windows 7.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7563/themesfolder.jpg
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24 Oct 2009   #30
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt140 View Post
Something I just noticed, you do have the Aero theme in effect (glass borders at least), but not the taskbar.
Hell...I just noticed that myself...

It appears something has went REALLY WRONG. I would reccomending backing up your data and first trying a repair install
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If the problem persists than go for a clean install
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