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Windows 7: Theme not Changing?

28 Dec 2010   #31
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Do you get the "Please Wait" (screenshot)
Jerry




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28 Dec 2010   #32
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Is that service running?
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28 Dec 2010   #33
Sandalllz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes the is service running and no i did not get the "please wait" ?
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28 Dec 2010   #34
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Maybe I'm missing something here but I made a custom theme and never had to jump through any of these hoops to run it.

I simply put the theme's into a folder in My Pictures then went to desktop>right clicked desktop then choose personalize>clicked desktop background lower left>choose browse then find and click on the file I set up in "My Pictures" with 400 theme pictures which I compiled from other theme's. Worked for me without any problems.
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28 Dec 2010   #35
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Maybe I'm missing something here but I made a custom theme and never had to jump through any of these hoops to run it.

I simply put the theme's into a folder in My Pictures then went to desktop>right clicked desktop then choose personalize>clicked desktop background lower left>choose browse then find and click on the file I set up in "My Pictures" with 400 theme pictures which I compiled from other theme's. Worked for me without any problems.
I think you are talking about wallpaper we are working on a custom theme where is changes the start menu, taskbar, explorer ect.
Jerry
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28 Dec 2010   #36
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

@Sandalz
I encounteres a similar issue as yours but slightly different. In my case, the themes changed but retain the basic look and not the aero, however the inbuilt aero themes worked. What i did to solve that was I stopped the Unsignedtheme service via task manager and started it again. After a couple of switching between inbuilt aero themes and custom themes, the problem was solved. You can try this and see if it helps.
@chev
OP is talking about themes not applying and not wallpapers.
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28 Dec 2010   #37
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have these two items (screenshot) in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
Jerry


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28 Dec 2010   #38
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Is Desktop Window Manager running in services (screenshot)
after that do this
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  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Search box, type: Aero and press Enter.
  3. Click on Find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects. It should be under Control Panel search result.
  4. A new window named Troubleshoot Computer Problems Aero should appear. Click Next.
  5. The wizard will try to solve those issues preventing you from enabling the Aero Theme.
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28 Dec 2010   #39
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

So what he means that every theme comes with these two files- one .msstyle folder and one .theme file and you've to make sure that both files are there in c:\windows\resources\themes folder, double click the .theme file and it'll get applied.
@Bongo
why don't you have file extentions set to show?
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28 Dec 2010   #40
Sandalllz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes i have both and Ezio Auditore, my problem is like how yours was, when i click the custom theme it does flicker the screen but nothing changes.
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