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'Applying visual styles error'

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by koukla, 2006/07/02.

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    koukla

    koukla Inactive Thread Starter

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    I want to change the theme of my computer..
    i.e.When right clicking on the desktop and clicking on properties the display properties box pops up..

    Although when i try and change it to the Windows XP theme, it gives me this error 'the visual styles could not be applied'..

    What am i supposed to do to sort this out? Please help!! :)
     
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    To try the easiest thing first, Click Here to open a Kelly's Korner page.

    Scroll down to line 187 and in the right-hand column, click on "Restore Luna Theme" to download a zip file. You may have to right click it and left click "Save Target As" or, if using Firefox, "Save link as. "

    Once you have it downloaded, unzip it to the C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes folder. Then see if things work in Display Properties.

    Even if this is not the problem, it won't hurt to do it. All it does is replace a possibly damaged Luna theme folder with an undamaged copy.
     
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    Thanks so much!!!!! :)
     

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