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Windows 7: Can't start themes service

29 Nov 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Can't start themes service

My taskbar turned into Windows classic and I'm unable to use Aero themes so I searched what to do then it said to go to services and turn themes on,and when I tried an error popped up

The error:
Windows could not start the Themes service on Local Computer

Error 1075:The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion

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01 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Start->Run->regedit->HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/Themes. Check "DependOnService". If the value is something like "IThemes5.dll" (what it was for me), double click it, delete it from the value data, then restart your computer. Should be fixed. Also scanning for malware afterwards would be a good idea.

EDIT: Yes, I restarted my whole computer instead of just starting the service :/
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04 Dec 2016   #3

Windows Home Premium 32 bit
I love you

Thank you so much it helped me i was looking for an answer for more than 4 hours <3
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10 Dec 2016   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Omg Really Awesome

Hi Buffeting

Thanks a ton for your post i had literally decided to reinstall my OS just because of this issue but later when i tried your steps it was perfectly resolved

Thanks once again ............ :)
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10 Feb 2017   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you,,it;s really work
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10 Feb 2017   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah great job ...thanks
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10 Apr 2017   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

It didn't help me.Could someone advise?
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