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My Desktop Background is not getting changed.

I am using Windows Vista, some problem in setting occured while I was trying to change theme

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How can i change my desktop background? Im using Window Starter works with Window Vista


Hi, unfortunately windows 7 starter is a version with lowered capabilities as to be lighter on weaker computers. So, they Windows removed some functions from this version.
Windows 7 Starter does not include:
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Ok, this should fix your problem.

1.Right click on an empty spot on your desktop

2.Left click on "Personalize" from the menu

3.Select "Themes" from the personalization window

4.Choose "Windows Vista" or "My Current Theme" from the dropdown and click "OK".

Your screen will go Black and White, then return to normal. Look forward to hearing back from you soon.

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I own a vista laptop and I cannot download skins, themes and some screensavers. Please advise.


How To Change The Theme In Windows Vista The one good thing about Windows Vista Themes is that customization is entirely possible. And when you can customize you can naturally personalize. That’s right. Vista allows you to select your own themes in a few easy steps. This allows you to tinker with your computer to make it more attractive and less monotonous – when you want it and how you want it.
A Windows Vista theme is simply a group of customized tweeks that span the entire gamut of menu appearance, icons, colors, fonts, screen savers, background, and yes – even paints!
Let’s start with your desktop because it’s the most logical place to start. To select a desktop theme, perform the following steps:
• go to your desktop. In any blank area, right click.
• scroll down to “personalize” and click.
• a dialogue box will come up that says: “Personalize appearance and sounds.” Right below it are seven headers. Choose “theme” which is the sixth item, or second to the last item.
• a dialog box appears with the title “theme settings.”
• under “theme”, you have a small box with a drop down menu. If you click on the arrow, Windows Vista gives you four choices: current theme, Windows Vista, Windows Classic and browse (the browse option allows you to get a theme that you saved in a specific folder. When you choose browse, Vista automatically takes you to your downloads folder where you saved the theme).
• when you click on any of the four choices, you get a preview of the theme. Choose one by clicking “apply” or “OK”. If you don’t like any of what you see and decide to stick to what you have, simply click “cancel” or close the dialog box.
Windows Vista Themes: Few Things Worth Noting
• Windows Vista does not come with a large pre-built bundle of themes. This shouldn’t stop you from creating your own. You can still change the background (or wallpaper), colors, screen saver and how your menu will look. Save what you’ve created by clicking the Save As button. This button is in the dialog box we mentioned earlier called “Theme Settings.”
• Don’t confuse Windows Vista themes with the pre-built themes in Word 2007, Power Point 2007 and Excel 2007. Each of these programs has its own themes bundle.
• If you happen to like a theme you saw on the Web, make sure that your virus program is up-to-date before you download a theme. Some viruses are disguised as themes so be careful.
Remember that even if Word, Excel, and PowerPoint already have predefined document themes, you can create your own by customizing an existing document theme and then saving it as a custom document theme.
If you’re really into themes and like to create your own for fun, then you must be a “skinning fan” (themes are sometimes called skins). According to Andy Rathbone, noted Windows expert, you can use a third party program like WindowBlinds and can download any theme they have at a very modest fee. What’s even better is some of these themes are free. By typing “Windows Vista Themes” in any search engine, you’ll get a whole array of company names that specialize in Vista themes. But like we said, be careful when downloading.

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Its my understanding if you choose or have Vista Starter this is on the same level as Vista Basic so if you want the AERO stuff then no it wont give you that, Vista Starter is for absolute beginners who want to experience Vista at that basic level and also it a cheap way to do so. as for the Themes i.e wallpaper background, windows styles then yes you can change them but its very limited.

Hope I have helped you.

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Are you wondering how to change the theme back to the "Vista Theme?" If so open "Theme Settings" by clicking the "Start" button, clicking "Control Panel," clicking "Appearance and Personalization," clicking "Personalization," and then clicking "Theme," then choose your desired theme.
If you've done this already, then you have a problem, usually when your appearance settings won't stay the way you want them to, and they keep revering to something else, it means that you have a virus on your machine.
To fix this you can try several things, try booting up in safe mode, and then restarting your computer.
You can reinstall Vista, by using the "Install discs" that came with your machine.
Hope this helps!

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Trouble with theme


Hi there,

click in this order
right click my computer
properties
advanced system sttings
continue
settings [under performance]
enable desktop composition.
ok
ok
then when ur done its possible that the glass might not be back, so go back thru all the same steps, but instead of enable desktop composition. Click
enable transparent glass.
All should be back to normal, thanks again.

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download another theme file and try .it may occur due to the corrupt files included

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Download and use a program called styleXP from here, it's your last solution : http://www.tgtsoft.com/download.php

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