HELP! Missing Themes option

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  1. MDniteStryKR

    MDniteStryKR I'll come back to you when I'm dead! Staff Member Super Mod

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    I've got this really weird problem..the Theme and Appearance tabs under display options on my laptop are missing..i'm really puzzled cuz it just happened out of the blue..i usually change my color scheme every week and recently when i wanted to do so the option wasn't even there! i didnt install anything new or change any settings recently so i'm pretty lost..i can't use any theme files either..i'd really appreciate it if anyone could help me on this. thanks!
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    MDniteStryKR I'll come back to you when I'm dead! Staff Member Super Mod

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    i think i accidentally uninstalled 'themes'..now i can't figure how to reinstall it..i couldn't find it in my xp reinstallation cd :-(
  3. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    You uninstalled "themes" ... can you go back before you did that and undo it?
  4. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    :confused: how about some advice on how not to lose all your files while doing that? ;)
  5. MDniteStryKR

    MDniteStryKR I'll come back to you when I'm dead! Staff Member Super Mod

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    alrighty i shall try that..i've got too many precious files to lose..still i need to back em up just in case something goes wrong..thanks a lot guys! :)
  6. MDniteStryKR

    MDniteStryKR I'll come back to you when I'm dead! Staff Member Super Mod

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    well thanks..but i tried to repair it and when i clicked on the install windows option it says i'm using a newer version of windows so the repair option doesn't come up..my installation cd is service pack 1a..but i've downloaded the sp2 via windows update.

    is there any other way :confused:?
  7. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    Hey MD! I think I know how to fix your problem, without reinstalling!

    1. Click Start -> Run...
    2. Type "notepad C:\themes.reg" (click OK)
    3. Notepad will open and should say that themes.reg doesn't exist. Click OK to have notepad create it.
    4. Copy & Paste the following code into the notepad window: (note that that should say "CurrentVersion" rather than "Curre ntVersion", MB error)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoThemesTab"=dword:00000000
    5. Goto File -> Save in notepad.
    6. Goto Start -> Run...
    7. Type "C:\themes.reg" (click OK)
    8. A dialog will ask if you wish to add the information is C:\themes.reg to the registry (click YES)
    9. The information should have been added to the registry.

    Hopefully that solves the problem! :) (note that if it doesn't work, try logging off (don't switch users!) and back on again. If that doesn't work restart the computer)
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2006
  8. MDniteStryKR

    MDniteStryKR I'll come back to you when I'm dead! Staff Member Super Mod

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    thanks CC! i'll try that and let u know :)

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