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Windows 7: Cant change Theme

16 Dec 2010   #1
Dylantog

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (x64)
 
 
Cant change Theme

Hello all,

I have a problem with my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.
I cant change any theme settings, nothing, here look:



Sorry for the language its Dutch but it says:

"Your administrator has disabled one or more functions on this page."

I was like wtf, I am the Administrator

Does anyone know how I can solve this ?
I dont have any virusses or other nasty stuff according to Eset Smart Security, Malwarebytes Anti Malware and Kasperski online scanner (yes all the latest updates/definitions)

Only thing I can still do is Right Click on image files and set them as background and thats it.

I don't know if it matters but I am the only account on my PC and yes I am the administrator.

Sorry if this doesn't belong in this forum


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16 Dec 2010   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Dylantog,

Were you able to change themse before, or has this problem always occurred for you on this PC?

Regards,
Golden
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16 Dec 2010   #3
Dylantog

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi Dylantog,

Were you able to change themse before, or has this problem always occurred for you on this PC?

Regards,
Golden
Thanks for your quick reply, well I always could change the theme and I did every now and then, and I just wanted to do that again and it gave me this problem...
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16 Dec 2010   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmm...OK. Can you recall any changes you may have made to your system, between the time you could make the changes to themes, and now?

You can also try the excellent tutorial to fix the issue Theme - Allow or Prevent Changing
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17 Dec 2010   #5
Dylantog

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Mmm...OK. Can you recall any changes you may have made to your system, between the time you could make the changes to themes, and now?

You can also try the excellent tutorial to fix the issue Theme - Allow or Prevent Changing
Thanks for your reply, I was able to fix it with the Local Group Policy.
The option was not configured but I Disabled it and now it works :)
I still got a question though, what caused it to disable themes...

ps, I cant change the system back to earlier because I disabled System Restore.
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17 Dec 2010   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi. Glad I was able to help you.

I'm not sure what may have disabled it...did you perhaps play with the Aero themes and select Basic by any chance? Lets see if others can answer that.

At least, its working now
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18 Dec 2010   #7
Dylantog

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi. Glad I was able to help you.

I'm not sure what may have disabled it...did you perhaps play with the Aero themes and select Basic by any chance? Lets see if others can answer that.

At least, its working now
Nope, as you can see on that screenshot Aero was working :)
I just wasnt able to change anything.
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