Started up my computer and it was operating with the Windows Classic theme. A bit disconcerting because I hadn't changed it, so I decided I'd change it back. The Windows XP theme seems to be gone from my computer. I'm running Windows XP Media Center. Help! I want my theme back.
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Re: Windows XP Default theme deleted
This happened to me once on my other computer, I don't know what caused it, maybe service pack 2 that I installed but I don't know. Anyway i just rebooted and then the themes were back and I could change it again.
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I can just guess , as there's not much information, I wonder if you have changed the graphics adapter settings from 32-bit to 16-bit ? or have chosen an alternate theme ?
right-click desktop and select personalize
click window color and appearance
click open classic appearance
select scheme and apply .
if you have a independent graphics card please go into the menu and make sure it's set at 32 bit color . good luck
You want XP to look like when you first got it and not in classic mode, am I correct? If that is the case, do the following:
Right click on your desktop and select Properties
Go to Themes tab and select Windows XP and press Enter
That should bring you back your screen. If that did not help, then do the following:
Right click on my computer and select Properties
Click the Advanced tab
Select Visual Effects tab
Chose either Adjust for best appearance or you can let Windows decide what's best for your system.
Finally, if that does not work go into Control Panel --> select Administrative Tools --> Services. Look for Themes in Services to make sure that is is both set to Automatic and that the services is started.
Right click on the desktop anywhere that there are no icons. Click on 'Properties' at the bottom of the menu that will have appeared. By default you will be at the window to set your theme. In the Theme field, click on the dropdown button at the right side of the field and select the Windows XP theme. Click apply and then OK to close the window.
Good luck, and please let me know how this works out for you.
That's not supposed to be a problem... When you log in to your account windows loads your personal settings, as well as other programs, so it's supposed to take time. Windows probably has the theme set on default so it would show that while your settings are loading. That or you've got a virus... But... if you think your computer is unusually slow then that's a different problem. Try cleaning up your hard disk space and doing other sorts of stuff, like scanning for viruses to make it run faster.
go to control panel, administrative tools, computer management, services and applications, services, look for themes - if it is not started, start it - if it works, goto the properties of the theme service and set to automatic