Customize Vista Basic Theme

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    maestrooscuro

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    On my notebook, my main machine, I can't run Aero, but would like to change the colour of the Vista Basic theme. Does anybody know if there's a registry entry or something like that that would allow me to change it?
     
    maestrooscuro, Jan 25, 2007
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    WindozBaby

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    right click on the desktop, click on "personalize", then click "Window Color and Apperance".



    you can change the color of the theme any color you want.
     
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    Wrong. Please read OP's post carefully. He wants to change the hideous Vista Basic theme colors, not the less-upsetting-but-not-by-much Vista Aero. No, I'm afraid the ugly colors stay, seeing as any color you select on the "Advanced..." settings doesn't apply to the theme itself. Not surprising though is it?



    But while we're on the subject, who in Microsoft's board dictates that we should have Windows 95 themes on a 2007 OS? Nice joke there at our expense.



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    Actually I don't remember exactly how I did it but I did get the themes from the XP Plus! CD to load on Vista. The themes themselves don't work very well but the screen savers work ok. Best themes for Vista I think are Windowblinds, whole skins.

    Steve
     
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    xXGalaxiaXx

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    Umm I saw this off some site, which I can't remember which one at the moment but the instructions are:



    Activate the Aero interface in Vista Home Basic

    Edit both keys in the registry under "Hkey_Current_User \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ DWM \"

    Change the values of the entry Composition to 1 and the value of CompositionPolicy to 0 and restart your computer afterwards.



    hope it helps :D
     
    xXGalaxiaXx, Mar 26, 2008
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    [Moderator] No, this does NOT help. Please read the thread topic before posting. The original poster is not asking about using Aero, they're asking about changing the colors in Vista Basic. Telling them how to run Aero is not answering their question.



    Besides, I've already tried this and several other so-called Aero patches, and they do not work.
     
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    If you're only going to come here to make smart-arse remarks -- then go away!
     
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