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Windows 7: My taskbar is stuck on classic.

24 Oct 2009   #31
Kenkon

Windows 7
 
 

Okay thanks, I'll try that. One more question, when I do the repair install, will my key I used for the first upgrade still work?


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24 Oct 2009   #32
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenkon View Post
Yeah, it did carry the stuff from vista to windows 7.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7563/themesfolder.jpg
Backup/Remove everything in that folder except the AERO Folder, AERO theme, lanscapes, characters, architecture, nature, scenes

Reboot and see if things are fixed
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24 Oct 2009   #33
Kenkon

Windows 7
 
 

Nope, nothing's changed after deleting them.
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24 Oct 2009   #34
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenkon View Post
Nope, nothing's changed after deleting them.
Sorry for not getting back sooner...

Go ahead and perfrom the repair install. If that doesn't work than the only thing would be to do the clean install

Backup your data first. The repair install won't get rid of your data BUT something could happen. If the repair install doesn't work than a clean install will be necessary; in that case you will need backup your data as that will wipe the HD
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13 Feb 2010   #35
lovewin7yea

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

sorry to bump this old thread but im now having this problem and google led me here, but before i had windows 7 themes working and i clicked on high contrast when i wasnt paying attention and now it is stuck on classic, i had UXtheme patcher installed but when i try to remove UX Core Beta, it asks for a disc, and i fear i may have to do a clean install, although i messed around and edited explorer with reshack for my orb, so im pretty much stuck, when i right click on start properties it doesnt even give me the chance to enable aero peak, i run the trouble shooter, says my DWM is disabled but it is and im not on a 7 aero theme but i am . any help would be much appreciated.
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13 Feb 2010   #36
lovewin7yea

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 



also, i even went to the extreme of reinstalling my geforce 7600 GS drivers. still nothing.
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13 Feb 2010   #37
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lovewin7yea View Post
sorry to bump this old thread but im now having this problem and google led me here, but before i had windows 7 themes working and i clicked on high contrast when i wasnt paying attention and now it is stuck on classic, i had UXtheme patcher installed but when i try to remove UX Core Beta, it asks for a disc, and i fear i may have to do a clean install, although i messed around and edited explorer with reshack for my orb, so im pretty much stuck, when i right click on start properties it doesnt even give me the chance to enable aero peak, i run the trouble shooter, says my DWM is disabled but yet im on a 7 theme. any help would be much appreciated.
I would start with this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and then try a couple of those other fixes, Let us know how that turns out.
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13 Feb 2010   #38
lovewin7yea

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

nope didnt work, went and just did recovery and lost a couple of installations like CS4


oh well, its back to normal lol


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13 Feb 2010   #39
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lovewin7yea View Post
nope didnt work, went and just did recovery and lost a couple of installations like CS4


oh well, its back to normal lol

What didn't work?
Back to normal...Aero?

EDIT: Didn't see your pic, So you're all good?
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13 Feb 2010   #40
lovewin7yea

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

yea had to do system restore and lost a few programs i recently installed.

never had that problem, was really weird.
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