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    XP Themes Gone

    I just recently reformated my computer and when i got to the desktop there was no Xp style. I tryed downloading themes off the internet and i set it to be the theme and all it changes is the background.

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    Senior Member cheesegoduk's Avatar
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    Go to settings --> Control panel --> click classic view --> Administrative Tools --> Services and look for the "Themes service" and change its start type to "Automatic" and then start the service.
    This may fix the problem, however it could be something else.
    Hope it helps

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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    I'm leaning more towards what cheesegod recommeneded... but:

    If you manually adjust the performance settings of the machine, then you loose the themes...

    You may have to reset it to "let windows decide".

    Right click on my computer, properties, advanced, performance settings, choose the let windows decide option.

    I think by default, it is set to this?

    Don't know if that'll help. Just a quick idea.
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    I ran across this a couple of weeks ago on a friends computer.....you could have the "Win2k" look but the "XP" look was nowhere to be found. The computer in question is only about 6 months old and I still have not found an explanation for why the "XP look" vanished. We tried the admin tools, system restore and everything else I could think of to no avail....only a COMPLETE install remedied the situation.

    Weird.....
    Al
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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    Another thing to try, go into control panel, display properties, apperance tab. on the windows and buttons drop down, change from windows classic to windows xp
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    phishphreek80 said it all! The simple is the best! Had the same problem when I start using Xp 2 years ago!
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