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Windows 7: theme color help

22 Jan 2009   #1
d4rlp3nc1l

Windows Vista 32-bit/ Windows 7 beta b7000 32-bit
 
 
theme color help

okay so when i go into and change my theme, the color on the taskbar does not change. it stays the normal bluish color.

Window Color and Appearance - Change

on that tutorial under step 2, the area highlighted, says custom and is grayed out on my system. and when i click to change, it brings up the easy of access color and appearance, instead of the other.

please help. thanks.


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22 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have a video card that supports Aero, if not then you will only have the basic options to chose from, can you fill out your system specs in the link at bottom of your post so we can assist you better.
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22 Jan 2009   #3
d4rlp3nc1l

Windows Vista 32-bit/ Windows 7 beta b7000 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Do you have a video card that supports Aero, if not then you will only have the basic options to chose from, can you fill out your system specs in the link at bottom of your post so we can assist you better.
yesterday it was fine after i installed it for awhile. and previously when i had win 7 installed before i removed it. i was able to change the color, to the yellow and orange theme, but lately i cant. the transparency is not even active.


btw..i dont know my specs, unless i can find them on my computer, and how would i go about doing that.
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22 Jan 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Do know what Video card you are running and have you updated the Video drivers nad after updating have you Refreshed you WEI score, If you haven't run the WEI yet, try that and you might find that will restore your Aero and color themes.
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22 Jan 2009   #5
d4rlp3nc1l

Windows Vista 32-bit/ Windows 7 beta b7000 32-bit
 
 

My WEI report (i have no clue to what this means)


Component
Details score
Processor AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 4.3
Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 5.1
Graphics Standard VGA Graphics Adapter 1.0
Gaming graphics Not detected 1.0
Primary hard disk 35GB Free (46GB Total) 1.9

Windows 7 Ultimate

System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Model HP Pavilion dv6000 (RV020UA#ABA)
Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes

Storage Total size of hard disk(s) 53 GB Disk partition
C: 35 GB Free (46 GB Total)
Disk partition D: 341 MB Free (7 GB Total)
Media drive E: CD/DVD

Graphics
Display adapter type Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Total available graphics memory Not detected
Dedicated graphics memory 0 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 0 MB
Display adapter driver version 6.1.7000.0
Primary monitor resolution 1024x768
DirectX version DirectX 8 or earlier
Network
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Network Adapter Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
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22 Jan 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think your onboard card supports Aero.
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22 Jan 2009   #7
d4rlp3nc1l

Windows Vista 32-bit/ Windows 7 beta b7000 32-bit
 
 

well finally i was able to search for updates, and after two tries telling me updates could not be completed, i was finally able to install them, and after the restart, i am now able to change the color of my theme.

now to go find a nice wallpaper to fit my desktop.
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