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Windows 7: Windows Themes choices are grayed out..how do I change theme?

06 Nov 2017   #1
therealsimpsons

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Windows Themes choices are grayed out..how do I change theme?

Here is a picture of my screen when I click on Personalization and try to change the desktop theme on my PC. In the past these were live links. What happened?

Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions.




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06 Nov 2017   #2
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi therealsimpsons, One place you can try is, from the startmenu search box, type services.msc

scroll down to themes and right click, and click restart.
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06 Nov 2017   #3
therealsimpsons

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

When I do that, the 'themes' is grayed out. I'm going to do a repair installation. Think that will help?
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06 Nov 2017   #4
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi again, If it was me I would try sfc /scannow first from the link below, and see if it can repair the files,

and do this twice, and reboot after first check.




SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 ...
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06 Nov 2017   #5
therealsimpsons

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Hi Ethel, thank you for the help. I discovered my anti-virus hid a bunch of stuff in order to "make my computer run faster by disabling unneeded software. I have reversed that, and all is well.
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06 Nov 2017   #6
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi therealsimpsons, You are welcome, and I am glad you sorted your problem out.
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