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23 Dec 2009   #1
chenpaoli

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 basic..

hi, i'm just new here,uhmmm
i bought my laptop with windows 7 home basic OS already
and i notice that in my control panel, i don't have personalization icon...
is that means i can't change themes?
i have seen a lot of themes for windows 7
and i want to try it...
but how?
pls help...


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23 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry buddy,

If you don't see that feature, it means it's not there. Read this for more more info.

On a more cheerful note, welcome to the forums!
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23 Dec 2009   #3
chenpaoli

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sorry buddy,

If you don't see that feature, it means it's not there. Read this for more more info.

On a more cheerful note, welcome to the forums!
it means i need to upgrade it to premium for me to change themes?
aw...

thanks
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23 Dec 2009   #4
Kari

 

Only Windows 7 version where you can not use themes and change wallpaper is Windows 7 Starter. You should be able to change desktop colors, theme and wallpaper in your Windows 7 Home Basic. Some Aero features are not available in Home Basic.

If you right click on empty desktop do you see Personalize in the context menu?


Kari
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23 Dec 2009   #5
chenpaoli

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Only Windows 7 version where you can not use themes and change wallpaper is Windows 7 Starter. You should be able to change desktop colors, theme and wallpaper in your Windows 7 Home Basic. Some Aero features are not available in Home Basic.

If you right click on empty desktop do you see Personalize in the context menu?


Kari
no, i don't see it...
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23 Dec 2009   #6
Kari

 

Are you sure you have Home Basic? Could it be you have Windows 7 Starter?
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23 Dec 2009   #7
chenpaoli

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Are you sure you have Home Basic? Could it be you have Windows 7 Starter?
i'm sure of it...
here's the picture of my properties.


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23 Dec 2009   #8
Kari

 

OK. It's weird, look at this version comparison chart:

windows 7 basic..-7versions.png

You should have limited Aero features and normal possibilities to change colors, themes and wallpapers, either choosing Personalize from desktop context menu or from Control Panel.

Kari


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23 Dec 2009   #9
chenpaoli

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
OK. It's weird, look at this version comparison chart:

Attachment 43287

You should have limited Aero features and normal possibilities to change colors, themes and wallpapers, either choosing Personalize from desktop context menu or from Control Panel.

Kari

i don't have it on my control panel.

i'm thinking to upgrade it with windows 7 home premium...
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