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Windows 7 can't see theme pictures anymore

By Scott Mercier
Apr 13, 2011
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  1. Using Windows 7 64 bit Professional not able to see Theme Pictures Anymore. I have spent hours and hours trying every fix for this and I have read many fixes here over the years. I know have registered and joined, please help.

    Windows 7 has the ability to use Themes and I have from day one. You cans elect Windows versions, versions from Bing or even use your own picture folder. I for some reason can not use any form of themes. It wont show any pictures of the single them or multi pictured ones. I can not even right click a picture and "set as desktop background" it doesn't appear.

    Now I can change Themes using solid colors that works. When I use a theme, they often have a Aero see through color that you can see change in the tool bar from one shade to another. You can see those changes and hear sounds when you select any of the themes but still background is the last solid color I chose.
     
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  3. Scott Mercier

    Scott Mercier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks brother!
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Virus or other malware infection?
     
  5. Scott Mercier

    Scott Mercier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have run McAfee, Malware and AVG all turned up nothing.
     
  6. Scott Mercier

    Scott Mercier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am thinking of using my Window 7 DVD and running a repair?
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Windows 7 does not have a repair feature like XP has. It has a start up repair and a memory test. You may have to do a fresh Windows 7 install. McAfee and AVG are less than good these days. Try free Comodo Internet Security and Superantispyware before you do any thing further
     
  8. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    Windows 7 can repair- Put your 7 disc in while Windows is running. Choose to update your computer to Windows 7.
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Hmmmm... never tried that. Thanks superty12
     
  10. Scott Mercier

    Scott Mercier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright I'll be canceling my subscription to McAfee, my issue is not fixed but McAfee found nothing with scan.

    Super Anti Spyware found over 600 ad-ware and bad files! Are you kidding me!

    Stay tuned~!
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I know it is really odd that a free program works better than a $40 something program, but it is true. People tell me all the time that their antimalware programs found nothing, but they still have odd issues with their computers... good luck, and let us know how things turn out
     
  12. Scott Mercier

    Scott Mercier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I then used Comodo after and they found three more threats!

    I still have no themes but have definitely learned a lot and benefited from the forums here.

    So far in this mystery I found I had 5 Microsoft updates waiting, I have them set to automatically download so that is a bit confusing.

    I am getting that up to date and also I finally found a post in Microsoft with the same issue.

    Please note below:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/themes-stopped-working-stuck-on-black-desktop/4a361f9f-a8da-42e3-b3de-f028b871c6f5

    Download and run mgadiag.exe (Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool) from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

    Then click on Continue button to create validation repprt, just copy it and paste here to rectify the actual problem.
     
  13. Scott Mercier

    Scott Mercier TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Please note this is not a good recommendation, I tried this and did not follow through after reading directions, this would be the same as reformatting!:rolleyes:
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Thanks for the update and info Scott. As far as the Windows 7 repair goes, I'll stick with my original thoughts on the subject. Are you saying that your copy of Windows 7 is not genuine?
     
  15. Scott Mercier

    Scott Mercier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No it's genuine, I'm saying I tried putting in the DVD for repair like the other person said. i then read the instructions and no where does it offer a repair. It would have reformatted my PC.
     
  16. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Windows 7 does not have a repair feature like XP has. It has a start up repair and a memory test. You may have to do a fresh Windows 7 install"...

    I'll stick with my original statement here regarding a Windows 7 repair feature
     

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