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Windows 7 Start Button is Gray


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#1 datastrain

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:57 AM

when i installed windows, i didn't activate right away.  when the 30 day period expired, my windows went in to some type of "safe mode" (but not safe mode) including reverting the start button the old gray style.  now i activated it (Computer Properties says i'm Activated) the start button is still gray.

 

anybody know why / how to fix?

 

 


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:17 AM

Sounds like somehow your theme has been changed.

 

Right click an empty area on your desktop and go to personalize. From there change the theme from windows classic to any other theme. Try changing it to Aero or Windows 7 basic, and see what happens.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

now i feel silly.  that worked.

 

thanks!


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

Anytime, let me know if you need anything else.


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