windows 7 stuck on classic theme

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  1. frazzledazzle
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    this really bugs me. my laptop has been stuck on windows classic as the theme and i have tried numerous things to fix it. in the control panel all of the other themes are greyed out. can anyone help? thanks in advance.
     


  2. Jasper07

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    There's probably a program that can only work with that theme I guess...
    Did you install any programs lately?
     
  3. murkurie

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    you may need to reinstall your graphic driver, Aero rely on GPU, classic rely on CPU for rendering.
     
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    hmmm im unistalling some recent programs i dont need anyway and ill reinstall my graphics driver, thanks (:
     
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    ive reinstalled the graphics driver and uninstalled recent programs and its still not working )':
     
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    hmm well... I'm not that good with software so yea...
    how about putting windows 7 on it?
     
  7. murkurie

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    His issue is with windows 7, yes he could reinstall Windows 7 and most likely fix his issue
     
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    i have a repair disc for windows 7, anything i could do with that to avoid a complete reinstall?
     
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    go to start and in the search box type in "index"
    you should find a result "check the windows experience index" and run the test after you should get the aero back.
     
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    nope its still not back ):
     
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    Do you have a repair, or a restore disc?
     
  12. frazzledazzle
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    repair
     
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    and did u have win7 aero before?
     
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    check if dwm is running
     
  15. frazzledazzle
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    i have had aero running and dwm is running according to task manager
     
  16. Lee79

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    Check if the Theme service is running. START/ CONTROL PANEL/ ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS/ SERVICES, make your way down the list to THEMES then right click, select PROPERTIES, then select STARTUP TYPE then select AUTOMATIC.
    Now apply and ok your setting and reboot PC.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. frazzledazzle
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    still not working ): i dont know whats gone wrong
     
  18. frazzledazzle
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    when i run the aero troubleshooter it brings up a window saying this theme cannot be applied to the desktop. choose a different theme.
     
  19. Ryukouki

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    Had the same problem on my computer. I ran TDSSKiller.exe from KAspersky labs and all my problems went away. [​IMG]
     
  20. frazzledazzle
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    is it a virus? that probably explains things