Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Changing Performance Settings Messes Up Desktop

01 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7
Changing Performance Settings Messes Up Desktop

So I'm not really much into eye candy with Windows 7 and even XP previously. I usually adjust for best performance and keep a few small things enabled. However in Win7 whenever I disable certain things my desktop gets completely messed as in no wallpaper and no icons. Its completely random also. From testing if I disable one item the whole desktop goes. I need to readjust back to default settings to get my desktop back.

Anyone tried this?

Anyone have a fix? Workaround?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

You could try this to see if it helps.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7


No errors found.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Changing Performance Settings Messes Up Desktop

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Changing account type - changing GUI and desktop customizations, too?
I originally made one account with admin rights on my PC in June. I added a standard account for my dad last week, but the only way I could customize the desktop and theme for him with larger fonts, non-Aero theme, fewer desktop icons, etc was to make his account an admin account also. Otherwise...
General Discussion
extend desktop to TV messes up desktop icons
When I plug in the laptop RGB connection to my 42" plasma, sometimes (maybe 50% of the time) the icons on my desktop get pushed all the way over to the right hand side, which are then covered by whatever desktop gadgets I have. Annoying. When I disconnect the TV, icons return to their proper...
Hardware & Devices
Desktop Background disappeared after changing the pc performance
After changing the performance to play my game I changed it back and the background disappeared. It Comes back when I force shut Explorer.exe and gone again after i restart explorer.exe
General Discussion
Font size changing whenever changing settings in personalization.
Hello sevenforums! I have a problem with my computer i recently purchased. Here is my story. This all started whenever I wanted to change my text size different by changing my DPI settings. What I did was right click, go to screen resolution, and clicked on "Make text and other items larger or...
General Discussion
Changing default program for extension messes up the icon
Hi, Everytime I try and change the default program for an extension to something else, its icon gets messed up. For example, I am using WinCDEmu ( WinCDEmu - A free CD/DVD emulator for Win32 and Win64 ), and want to mount an .mdf, but unfortunately, the .mdf has not been automatically...
Will changing those settings improved performance?
Guide * Windows 7 Ultimate Tweaks & Utilities * I read the guide above but i have some doubts on these 2 sections. Do they improve performance?
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:36.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App