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Appearance Reverts to "Windows XP Style" after Reboot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bennyparko, Apr 23, 2011.

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  1. bennyparko

    bennyparko Thread Starter

    Apr 23, 2011
    I am running Windows XP and prefer the Theme and Appearance to be "Windows Classic Style".

    Intermittently, after reboot, the Appearance reverts to "Windows XP Style"

    I have tried to disable the Themes Service under Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services, but the Themes service will restart after reboot and boot with the XP Style appearance.

    I am OCD so please help if you know a solution! Is there a way to permanently disable the Themes Service?

    I prefer not to mess with registry since I have no experience with that.
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    If you right click on the service and choose properties, you can change so that it does not auto start, just make it as "disabled".
  3. smittygeek4273

    smittygeek4273 Banned

    Mar 17, 2011
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