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Jack Doobie

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i can only choose Windows Classic Style for ym windows and buttons option

this happened when i was removing a virus in safe mode, i rebooted, i wasnt in safe mode but the buttons and stuff are still looking like they do in safe mode
i tried to change it, but i couldnt

how do i get my windows xp colors and buttons back?
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Jack Doobie

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oops, wrong picture
here`s the right one

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I have the same problem, windows defaults back to classic with no other options.
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Try the Themes tab 1st
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Click Start, then Run, then type services.msc and click OK.
A list of services will open, scroll down to Themes, right click it then select Properties.
On the General tab, select Automatic next to Startup type
Under Service Status, click on Start then click Apply and exit.

Hope this helps !
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Click Start, then Run, then type services.msc and click OK.
A list of services will open, scroll down to  Themes, right click it then select Properties.
On the General tab, select Automatic next to Startup type
Under Service Status, click on Start then click Apply and exit.

Hope this helps !

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didnt do anything

those options were already slected
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Sorry that doesn't help, the service is running already, but there aren't any other options than windows classic style. If you look under the display properties, under the appearance tab, if you see the windows and buttons choice. There should be two choices, Windows XP style and windows classic style. I only have the windows classic style, I have no other option. The Windows XP style is missing. And yes under themes, I have Windows XP selected.
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Someone else had this problem and visited windows update...had something to do with a odd hardware setup
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Someone else had this problem and visited windows update...had something to do with a odd hardware setup

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havnt installed hardware in a while.......last thing i installed was prob my network adapter like a month ago
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Some more possible solutions here
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The Luna Theme is in system files, and they appear to have been damaged or lost as a result of an infection, so maybe this will work:

sfc - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.

Start Run cmd
type
sfc /scannow
note the space
You will be prompted for your XP CD.
HTH
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