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Taskbar and graphics have gone very basic after start up repair


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#1 barryr

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:27 PM

Hi people,

I did something silly and wonder if anyone out there can help me reverse my silliness please?

I have a partitioned HD - one side runs with XP and the other with Win 7 Eternity (modded). This was set up on my 4 year old laptop a few months ago following the burn-out of my old HD.

Today, when closing down from XP, There was a short power outage. Next time I booted up in Win 7 I got a BSOD. Panicking somewhat and forgetting at that moment all about the power outage earlier, I ran the start up repair tool.

Of course Win 7 opened, but not with the usual background behind my users photos. When I logged in and it fully opened, the slideshow theme I set up was still running OK but all of the display settings had reverted to what I would call a very basic classic mode. Gone were the nice aero touches. See the photo of the taskbar here:

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The icons with descriptions are the open applications. needless to say there is no thumbnail view.

Also my browser and e-mail client has reverted to a basic utilitarian look and windows such as notepad all have a gray border around them.

Whatever I have tried has not re-enabled them. In troubleshooting it says 2 things, 1. that the chosen theme does not support Aero. This is daft because i chose and Aero theme. And, 2. That the desktop Window manager is disabled. When I check, it is actually enabled.

I have done a windows update - no change

I have updated the graphics card driver - no change

I tried system restore and, although I created a restore point 3 weeks ago after ridding my machine of some malware (see other previous thread of mine) Windows says that it can find no restor point to restore to.

Can anyone please suggest how I can get my lovely Win 7 back please?

Edited by barryr, 09 November 2010 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:39 PM

Piracy is not condoned here, so please use a legit a version of Windows 7. It will be hard for you to get assistance when using an illegal copy of Windows or other software.

Windows 7 Eternity is not legit.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:56 PM

I was under the impression from the computer repair shop which installed it on my machine that it was legit, as you have to purchase a license key from MS to activate it.

So how should I proceed?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:58 PM

Take it back to where you got the work done, and demand a legit copy of Windows 7.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:25 PM

I have my legit key, can I download a copy of win7 from MS?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:29 PM

Nope you cannot do that unless you are a member of the MSDN or a student.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 08:29 AM

I have my legit key, can I download a copy of win7 from MS?

if this key was given to you by the computer repair shop that install the pirated copy then the key will not be legit ,and will not work a legit copy on win7 even if you had a GOOD COPY OF WIN7,,they ripped you off by selling you this copy/AND KEY of win7

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:59 AM

Its a moot point now as I have figured out how to patch the custom theme files and I have fixed it.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 01:29 PM

I would recommend that you stop using the pirated copy of Windows 7 and get a legit version.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:23 PM

like they said ,"Its a moot point now" they don't really care what you/we think

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:06 PM

I do care & will be taking it up with the shop the next time I am in the city.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:29 PM

I do care & will be taking it up with the shop the next time I am in the city.

Sorry i assumed that ,but you used the term moot point

Translations
issue that is open for debate
issue that has been rendered irrelevant

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:18 AM

I wouldn't go back to that computer shop anymore since they gave you a non legitimate version of windows, try finding another computer repair shop which does sell legitimate Microsoft Windows.

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