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Windows 7: Themes won't apply correctly

01 Jan 2016   #1

Win7 home premium x64
Themes won't apply correctly

Hey there, recently had to do a completely clean install of Win7 Home Premium x64 and did so without any windows updates during the process whatsoever. After getting all the programs I needed I decided to try to get some of my themes back but I found that won't apply correctly and end up doing this.
When it should look (more) like this:

The main problem is that the explorer frame won't display the buttons properly and this issue also occurs with previous backed up version (just so I know it's not some edit of the theme the author made) of the theme. The other problem being that the start menu is black for some reason but when I click into "All Programs", the start menu remains black while the inside of the menu turns white like this.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

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01 Jan 2016   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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I tested the theme and it is OK for me, try restarting your PC.

If that does not work delete the theme folder and .theme file from C:\Windows\Resources\Themes and then download the theme again and try it.

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