taskbar and folder colours please help

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wy2k6

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hi
am having problems changing the colour of my windows xp taskbar, and the colours of the bars inside a folder.
the problem is when i try to change the colours to the original, using the appearance tab in the display properties, all it shows is windows classic styles, it doesnt show the original xp styles. (see attached print screen), what i want is the original colours of the folders and the task bar that are available when u first install xp.
i had a trojan, spyware and malware problem, when i removed it the colours changed into classic.
so, how do i change it into original, thanks............................
 

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wy2k6

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thanks mate,
but it doesn let me repair the things relating to taskbar, do i have to buy a license to do that or is it just my compy......
 

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i think thats my problem "http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_t.htm" (Windows/Buttons Greyed Out under Appearance and/or Windows XP Style Changes to Windows Classic or (Line 214) http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm. )
but i don't understand a word of that:

windows registry editor version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoVisualStyleChoice"=dword:00000000
"NoColorChoice"=dword:00000000
"NoSizeChoice"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"SetVisualStyle"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager]
"ThemeActive"="1"
"DllName"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,6f,00,75,00,72,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,5c,\
00,54,00,68,00,65,00,6d,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,6c,00,75,00,6e,00,61,00,5c,00,\
6c,00,75,00,6e,00,61,00,2e,00,6d,00,73,00,73,00,74,00,79,00,6c,00,65,00,73,\
00,00,00
"ColorName"="NormalColor"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"ClassicShell"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"ClassicShell"=dword:00000000

is that what i need to do, and how do i do it.
thanks.................
 
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Below are the Windows Registry settings for correcting the problem.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoVisualStyleChoice"=dword:00000000
"NoColorChoice"=dword:00000000
"NoSizeChoice"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"SetVisualStyle"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager]
"ThemeActive"="1"
"DllName"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,6f,00,75,00,72,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,5c,\
00,54,00,68,00,65,00,6d,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,6c,00,75,00,6e,00,61,00,5c,00,\
6c,00,75,00,6e,00,61,00,2e,00,6d,00,73,00,73,00,74,00,79,00,6c,00,65,00,73,\
00,00,00
"ColorName"="NormalColor"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"ClassicShell"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"ClassicShell"=dword:00000000
 
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You can hand edit the changes into the Windows Registry using RegEdit or create a file with the settings and name it with a .reg extension. Then double click the file name using My Computer to install it.
 

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i know mate, but some of them is already set to 00000000, and some of them is not even there like dllname or whatever, thats why i need help.
thanks..............
happy new year...................
 

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add em as what, there are 6 types, key, dword, string and others....
by the way how do you create that .reg file u wrote about......
if its easier that changin usin regedit (if i knew how to do that) then a would do it.........
thanks anyway.............
 
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Select everything listed, open NotePad, and paste it into it. Then select File and Save, and use the .REG entension. i.e., DeskFix.REG
 

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its ok, a made a mistake.
it says it is successfully added to the registry.
what do i have to do, reboot or what..........
 

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i did it and the reboot the computer, but nothing's changed.
thanks for tryin to help.............................
 
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