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Windows and Buttons in Display Properties

By richncali
Apr 27, 2009
  1. In my Display properties and inside Windows and buttons, I do not show Windows XP style...only Windows Classic style. Why is this and how can I change this back to Windows XP style? I have the XP OS, by the way.
    Thanks
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    "Windows Classic" is Windows XP's default theme in Display Properties
     
  3. richncali

    richncali TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    If this is the default in Windows XP, then why do I have only 3 options on my desktop Windows and buttons? The Windows Classic style appears on my laptop. Figure that one out (LOL).

    I don't have any other options on my laptop Windows and buttons other than that one:Windows Classic style
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    When we talk about 2 computers, you first need to confirm same OS version (XP Pro ?) and same Service Pack (SP3 ?)
    By the way update to SP3 if you haven't already ;)

    If you still have issues do this:

    Start > Run > SFC /Scannow > ok
     
  5. richncali

    richncali TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    My laptop, which I am questioning, has XP Home Edition...SP2... I entered "sfc/scannow" and get the following error msg: Windows cannot find 'sfc/scannow".
     
  6. bielius

    bielius TS Booster Posts: 211   +14

    when writing SFC /Scannow did you entered the space between SFC and /Scannow? SFC[space]/Scannow.
     
  7. richncali

    richncali TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    oops, sorry!
     
  8. bielius

    bielius TS Booster Posts: 211   +14

    Did it worked? and how's the appearence now? is it fixed?
     
  9. richncali

    richncali TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    It's still downloading

    The download didn't take as after a restart, the SP remained as SP2, so I will try again.

    After the 2nd download, the SP is still SP2. Why is this?
     
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