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Windows 7: The color scheme has been changed to Windows 7 Basic

13 Nov 2010   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Ver. 6.1.7600

hello all
i know this post is old enough lol
but just want to know if this problem solved?
i use BSplayer (The media player, movie player, YouTube player, video player, AVCHD player, divx player, free player - and the color scheme change every now and then

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27 Jul 2011   #32
Zamil IT

all OS

I have the solution for this problem
just simply go to the monitor setting as attached snapshot and tick off hide modes that's all

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25 Sep 2011   #33

windows 7 ultimate x32

hey myself sunny ,
I have a win 7 ultimate .
but when I tried to run gta sa it shows win 7 basic theme with the same msg.
but when i tried same thing on another same pc it works fine, all the specifications are same and the same graphics memory. but still i am not able to understand the reason . can any one plese help me
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30 Sep 2011   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Ver. 6.1.7600

if u play some video then the win 7 basic theme changes,then this may apply to u also
what i did was check the video rendering mode on the video player.
some mode allow Windows Aero. some just dont. try using EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer) mode.

hope that helps.
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07 Nov 2011   #35

win 7 home premium
Same problem just won't go back till a reboot

I pretty much have the same problem. I understand the older games might cause the problem but they also won't return me back after I finish with the programs that do this unless I reboot. Is there a way to get back the aero experience other than rebooting? If there is I can't find it.
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10 Jul 2012   #36

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit

I know this is a really old thread but i have this problem too. I figured out how to fix it though. Go into your graphics properties and it should have put your colour quality onto 16 bit, change it back to 32bit or watever it was before and that should fix it
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26 Jul 2012   #37

windows 7 64bit

With some video programs like quicktime alternative, you need to go into settings and look for direct show rendering. on quicktime "overlay mixer" will cause windows to change from aero to basic. changing the setting to "vmr9 renderless" will stop this from happeneing. directshow will cause the switch so look for those setings if your video player causes problems.
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05 Feb 2014   #38

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

If u have a old video card then download trutransparency for your PC it 100% works search it on google....
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22 Jun 2015   #39

Windows 7 64-bit

This worked in our office. I've been trying to figure this one out since I put dual monitors on everyone's desks.

internet explorer
check the box that says Use Software Rendering Instead of GPU rendering *
you must restart the computer
I then opened 14 explorer windows with adds
ran a youtube video
ran outlook 2013
our inhouse software
4 invocations of the system resource monitor
and ran an internet speed test
We are running hp pavillions with quad processors, ATI Video Cards with Intel Onboard Video
Dual Monitors of varying types without crashing, without the color scheme change
and the AREOS was enabled and running.
I recommend giving that a try

We are using an AMD 2Gig Add in card and On Board 1G Intel Card. Remember this is work, not gaming, depends on your goals.
Basically I could see that if I spiked the Memory Usage , most likely from the onboard video card sharing the base memory , after the 3rd time hitting the limit it schemed down to protect the memory space windows was working in. After giving that video control over to the software windows handled the rendering without trouble and without desktop changes. The performance was not a major issue either.
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