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Windows 7: Aero theme problems, can't enable it

04 Feb 2015   #11

Win 7 x64
Stuck on Classic lost Win 7 Aero

Many good suggestion in previous post...But, before doing anything make sure that your Themes Services didn't turn off accidentally or because of an newly added program.
Press Ctrl Alt & Delete at the same time to activate Start Task Mgr or run from the start button.
Then when the drop down appears, double click on Services Button at the bottom right.
It will open the Services Screen.
Locate: Themes high light the line (if disabled)
double click the line and it will open another drop down window.
In the center button or block you can choose the "start up" type of service: i.e. Automatic, etc.
On the left hand panel I would suggest that you stop the service and then restart the service.
It should now be reset to go.
Now right click mouse on open area of desktop and select personalize.
If all the colors and selections appear which should include Aero, you can reselect your new themes.
Good Luck.

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22 May 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
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In addition, here are some more items to double check:
  • Windows needs to be activated.
  • You must be have True Color (32 bit) set instead of High Color (16 bit).
  • The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and Themes Services need to be set to Start and Automatic.
  • The desktop composition and Animate controls and elements inside windows options enabled in Visual Effects.
Hope this helps, :)
Thanks so much for this! This fixed my problem after a day of literally trying everything to fix this stupid issue. For all those with multiple monitors, remember to check the color setting for EACH of your screens, I have 4 monitors and only one was set to 16-bit which bricked my aero.
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04 Sep 2015   #13

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
Oh my god thank you!!!

It fixed my problem, I've been busy for DAYS searching the solution. I've visited every website I could find, I tried EVERY solution. But only this one worked. Thank you, you're the best
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