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Windows 7: Windows 7 taskbar icons

01 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
Windows 7 taskbar icons

I have a problem with the taskbar icons on Windows 7 Ultimate x32.
The problem is when I cruise over the icons they appear like this
Windows 7 taskbar icons-untitled.jpg

So, how can I get to view it like a window?

Here's a screenshot of my display adapter
Windows 7 taskbar icons-sds.jpg

and a snapshot of my system properties
Windows 7 taskbar icons-asasa.jpg

Many Thanks,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #2

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

Are you using an Aero Theme?

Check your "Personalize" settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ahmed Eissa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like you need to run and update your WEI score to hopefully have Aero available afterwards.

Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score

In addition, double check these as well:
  • You must be have True Color (32 bit) set instead of High Color (16 bit).
  • Using an Aero theme.
  • The desktop composition and Animate controls and elements inside windows options need to be enabled in Visual Effects.
  • The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and Themes Services need to be set as Started and Automatic.
  • Refresh or update your WEI score. You will need an WEI score minimum of 2.0 in both Graphics & Gaming graphics in order for Aero to be activated.
  • Activate Windows 7.
Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I was running "Windows 7 basic theme" and now I tried "Windows 7 Aero theme" and bingo the problem is solved.. thanks a million.

and Brink,
Thank you :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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