5 x Troubleshooting: Windows 7 themes not working properly
Hello – do you have problems and your Windows 7 themes are not working properly? If that is the case then read on, we have the largest tutorial database for Windows 7 and also know exactly how to fix themes
Please select your problem
- Can’t change theme
- Error message: This theme can’t be applied to the desktop!
- Custom themes not working (black screen)
- Windows 8 themes not working on Home or Pro
- Administrator does not allow visual styles
Problem 1: Can’t Change Themes
Often, PC’s are not configured correctly and themes are now allowed or more commonly the themes service has stopped
It’s also possible that you can’t change the desktop background. In that case, read this tutorial
Problem 2: Getting error This theme can’t be applied to the desktop!
This is a frequent error. Your problem is that you haven’t correctly patches your files. Did you know that Windows 7 does not allow you to install CUSTOM themes by default? Yep, you first need to patch some files before you can do it
Problem 3: Custom Themes Not Working / Black Screen
If you are new to customizing Windows 7, it’s possible you forgot to patch your DLL files OR you forgot to copy the styles into the correct folder.
Problem 4: Windows 8 themes are not working
Windows 8 is a little different and to tame this cow you need to configure the policy editor or change the Easy of Access center
Problem 5: Admin does not allow themes
There is a policy editor that allows admins to simply disallow the change of themes
If you would like to know how to disable or enable it, check the Windows 7 theme group policy
If you are still having trouble installing themes on Windows 7 or you have a different questions, please post a comment below or contact us via mail. Also bookmark our site for daily updates
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