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How to exempt an application from personalization settings

Question: How to exempt an application from personalization settings

Hello,

I am using a custom windows 7 theme that uses my preferred combination of window color choices etc.

However, this color scheme does become an inconvenience when I am working in certain applications like Autodesk and Photoshop as it makes their respective UI's very obscure.

Is there a way to exempt certain applications from personalization settings?

Thanks,
Mongol

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Answer: How to exempt an application from personalization settings

Welcome to the Seven Forums
You are going to get that with a custom theme and some programs look just fine while others do not. You will need to either find a new custom theme or switch to the default Aero theme when using those programs.
Jerry

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I created a GPO called "BitLocker Settings" and configured MBAM Settings for Removable Drive and applied them to Computers in a test OU. As users insert any Flash Drive to these systems in test OU, the get prompted to Encrypt the Flash. This is
the desired config I need.
I now need to have the ability to "exempt" some users from this policy. I created another GPO - "BitLocker Exemptions" and enabled the user setting User Configuration/Polices/Administrative templates/Windows Components/MDOP MBAM (BitLocker
Management)
Allow the user to be exempted from BitLocker encryption - 
Enabled . I applied security filtering to apply this setting to only the test group.


It seemed to work the first time, but since then it keeps prompting me to encrypt the drive. I can see in registry and MBAM log that the "user is exempt from encryption". HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\FVE\MDOPBitLockermanagement\IsUserExempted
= 1

Is there anything else I need to configure?

Answer:MBAM :Exempt a user from Bitlocker settings for Removable Drive

Please take a look on this ariticle
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2010/02/16/cannot-save-recovery-information-for-bitlocker-in-windows-7.aspx
Take a look on section 7

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It's a pc at home; one account, administrator. My son continuously changes the Personalization settings (changes the background from "Stretch" to "Fit" among other things); is there any way to lock this setting? It was possible in windows 7 via a group policy, but changing the group policy now doesn't do anything, since personalization options are available through the new Settings app.

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Is there a way to make one's screen settings the default? I want my backgrounds to 'fill' the screen but every restart and many desktop returns from games that change screen resolution revert to the default settings of 'center' which for my 'screen themes' backgrounds do not automatically fill the screen. A minor annoyance, but a bother.

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Is there a way to make one's screen settings the default? I want my backgrounds to 'fill' the screen but every restart and many desktop returns from games that change screen resolution revert to the default settings of 'center' which for my 'screen themes' backgrounds do not automatically fill the screen. A minor annoyance, but a bother.

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Is such a shortcut possible? I can't identify a file to open,

Answer:Shortcut to settings/personalization/color

You might like this: 'Personalize (classic)' context menu - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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so, got a british buddy whose windows 10 computer has seen fit to flush ALL personalized settings..I'm talking from screensaver, to wallpaper, even his google chrome is looking factory install fresh if you catch my drift.

to say he is NOT a happy camper is like saying it rains in monsoon season.

now I've never heard of an os just flushing the settings like that, so here I am, to ask a question.

my question is rather simple..what possible occurrences could have seen this happen? and how does he stop it happening again?

Answer:windows 10 flushed ALL personalization settings

Hi ... Did he by chance switch account from a Microsoft to local ?

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I just did a fresh install of Win 7 Pro on a new 500 GB Seagate Barracuda Drive on a HP PC. When I try to personalize the machine it will not hold the settings. When I try to set up the monitor shut down and computer sleep setting I set it to never it reverts to 1 minute it does this for both of them. If I fuss around with the times it will set on a random time such as 1 hour, 45 minutes, 5 hours etc. This also happens when setting up Themes, I pick a theme I want and when I try to set up the shuffle time it will do the same thing as the other settings.

Now to make it more interesting when I went to download Malwarebytes I click on English when it goes to the next step the default setting is Bosanski! When go to the drop down and hit English it revert right back to Bosanski. I thought it was a site problem do I deleted IE history and my Temp file and used my disk to load the program with the same results.

Last night when attempting to download Malwarebytes and I had the Bosanski problem I "assumed" it was a Malwarebytes problem. I sent them an email about the problem and needless to say they still haven't figured it out . BTW, I clicked OK for the goof and yes indeed I couldn't read a word of it.

I didn't click to me today until I found the above problem that they are probably being caused by the same glitch.

Has anyone ever encountered this before and if so how do I overcome it?

Thanks,
KAHSR

Answer:Can't set up personalization settings they keep defaultly to 1 minute.

Where did you get Win7 which you clean installed?

Did you follow the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

Did you install all of the patches and drivers provided by Important and Optional Windows Updates, after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)?

How much of the HP bloatware did you reimport? I would not use any unless it is defined as a critical patch, or provides a function that Windows 7 cannot do itself.

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I just did a fresh install of Win 7 Pro on a new 500 GB Seagate Barracuda Drive on a HP PC. When I try to personalize the machine it will not hold the settings. When I try to set up the monitor shut down and computer sleep setting I set it to never it reverts to 1 minute it does this for both of them. If I fuss around with the times it will set on a random time such as 1 hour, 45 minutes, 5 hours etc. This also happens when setting up Themes, I pick a theme I want and when I try to set up the shuffle time it will do the same thing as the other settings.

Now to make it more interesting when I went to download Malwarebytes I click on English when it goes to the next step the default setting is Bosanski! When go to the drop down and hit English it revert right back to Bosanski. I thought it was a site problem do I deleted IE history and my Temp file and used my disk to load the program with the same results.

Last night when attempting to download Malwarebytes and I had the Bosanski problem I "assumed" it was a Malwarebytes problem. I sent them an email about the problem and needless to say they still haven't figured it out . BTW, I clicked OK for the goof and yes indeed I couldn't read a word of it.

I didn't click to me today until I found the above problem that they are probably being caused by the same glitch.

Has anyone ever encountered this before and if so how do I overcome it?
 

Answer:Can't set up personalization settings they keep defaulting to 1 minute.

Hi

Have you installed the makers Chipset driver and rebooted? as that is a major cause of issues if you do not, never take the default Windows chipset driver as be all and end all, really need the HP Chipset or your model PC.
 

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Is such a shortcut possible? I can't identify a file to open,

Answer:Shortcut to settings/personalization/color

You might like this: 'Personalize (classic)' context menu - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I recently ran the unhide program from Bleeping Computers advisors and it seems have worked partially. But I keep getting at start-up (2) messages: 1: Input Personalization Server not working properly and Settings.ini is in conflict with another program. I also can't get the sub-menu when right clicking on the windows symbol.

On top of this, I can't access explorer though the Windows button on the bottom left and I can't open my AV program. It tries to open but fails after a few seconds.

These are the messages that appear at start up.

1: "Settings.ini is being used by another process. Close the other program and then click Retry, or click cancel to exit."

2: "Input Personalization Server has stopped working.."

3: This appears when I wanted to uninstall a program. "Error 1606. Couldn't access network location AlexIda\Appdata\local\."

Your help will be GREATLY APPRECIATED..

Thank you

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I just did a fresh install of Win 7 Pro on a new 500 GB Seagate Barracuda Drive on a HP PC. When I try to personalize the machine it will not hold the settings. When I try to set up the monitor shut down and computer sleep setting I set it to never it reverts to 1 minute it does this for both of them. If I fuss around with the times it will set on a random time such as 1 hour, 45 minutes, 5 hours etc. This also happens when setting up Themes, I pick a theme I want and when I try to set up the shuffle time it will do the same thing as the other settings.

Now to make it more interesting when I went to download Malwarebytes I click on English when it goes to the next step the default setting is Bosanski! When go to the drop down and hit English it revert right back to Bosanski. I thought it was a site problem do I deleted IE history and my Temp file and used my disk to load the program with the same results.

Last night when attempting to download Malwarebytes and I had the Bosanski problem I "assumed" it was a Malwarebytes problem. I sent them an email about the problem and needless to say they still haven't figured it out . BTW, I clicked OK for the goof and yes indeed I couldn't read a word of it.

I didn't click to me today until I found the above problem that they are probably being caused by the same glitch.

Has anyone ever encountered this before and if so how do I overcome it?

Thanks,
KAHSR

Answer:[SOLVED] Can't set up personalization settings they keep defaultly to 1 minute.

(Thread Moved to appropriate Forum)

The only times I've seen goofy stuff like that is if the install was hacked, therefore likely infested, or if data from an old drive that also contained malware is put in to the computer prior to install AV.

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I just upgraded to Windows 8.1 (UK version) from Windows 8 using DVD.
But I got a weird thing happening that I can't find info anywhere online about.

I want to choose a different color for a Start Screen but I can't as there is no option to pick a color in PC Settings - Lock Screen.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Answer:No Start Screen personalization option in PC settings

No one?

Maybe move thread to General Support?

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This all started whenever I wanted to change my text size different by changing my DPI settings. What I did was right click, go to screen resolution, and clicked on "Make text and other items larger or smaller". From this I changed it to 100% from 125%. I noticed it had changed my font size to the 100%. It then made everything SUPER small when I changed my theme settings.

Whenever I right click and go into personalization settings, I do the usual customizing to my likings. Since I want to save the theme, I do so by naming it, blah. Now I want to use the blah theme by click on it, and I do so. Everything is fine and dandy until I right click my desktop to refresh(out of habit). This is the before and after of the font sizes.
Before
After

My workaround was to set a custom DPI setting, log off like it prompts me to, then changing it back to 100%, again prompting to do so. It is so annoying to do so.

Help me! It is driving me crazy and I have no idea how to fix it. I cannot save a theme and change to it, otherwise it results in the small font. It affects all the fonts soon afterwards. Like google chrome will be fine until i exit and restart the program. Then a super small font follows.

Answer:Font size changing whenever changing settings in personalization.

can anyone help please

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I know that I can lower UAC settings in Windows 7 or even disable them completely but I don't want to do that.

What I am looking for is a way to make only one or two programs not go through UAC. Is this possible?
 

Answer:Solved: Exempt a program from UAC

Yes, it is possible. See a similar thread in this forum:

http://forums.techguy.org/7810719-post5.html
 

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Hello, I have 5 pc's I have to roll out soon and I have made lots of changes to the group policy (gpedit.msc) under 'user configuration->administrative templates'. But what has happened is not only are these changes applied to the users but ALSO the Administrator account. Obviously this is bad, can anyone tell me how to only have these settings affect the users and NOT administrator?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Exempt Admin from Group Policy Changes

Is this in a domain or workgroup environment?
 

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Merry Meet,

How do I exempt a program from crypotguard? For instant Netflix? My specific instance is Cryptoguard is preventing the "PurplePlayer" for GaiamTV {gaia.com} from downloading videos from their network.

Sincerely,

Witkh 13
 

Answer:How to Exempt a Program from HitmanPro.Alert.Cryptoguard?

Witkh 13 said:


Merry Meet,

How do I exempt a program from crypotguard? For instant Netflix? My specific instance is Cryptoguard is preventing the "PurplePlayer" for GaiamTV {gaia.com} from downloading videos from their network.

Sincerely,

Witkh 13Click to expand...

As far as I know, for now there is no exclusion list for Risk Reduction features, only Exploit mitigation. You just have to temporarily disable CryptoGuard when doing those things, and then enable it after you're done.
 

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

 DCOM
1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                  {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}
                                   and APPID

                                  {9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}
                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
{C2F03A33-21F5-47FA-B4BB-156362A2F239}
 and APPID identification
{316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} 
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
ZinioLLC.Zinio_2.1.0.317_x64__0q6dqzpp40p2e
(S-1-15-2-720185855-2675332291-2976434075-758544043-626028312-300598871-2309835828.
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Hey,

which settings do you use if you configure application control? Is "automatic mode" really secure?
 

Answer:Application Control - Settings

I found some help on their site, expand to see more info: http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/9732 (v2014)
 

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Answer:I dont have local settings or application dat

Go here: http://help.incredimail.com/english... these people deal with this daily.

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Answer:Running an application with different non-unicode settings

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Greetings,
  We applied some UAC settings via Group Policy to all Windows 7 machines. Now some old applications are throwing up a prompt and the users normal credentials wont run the app. The point is that the app DID NOT require admin privileges before we applied
the settings. The users were able to launch the app without prompts and run it successfully.
  Does anyone know which security or UAC setting may be causing this? Remember that the apps ran perfectly well before these settings were applied  without an administrative account.
Thanks
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Answer:clearing one drive application settings from PC

When you update to the cloud (which is what One drive is), it normally defaults to the primary user, which I assume is your wife.
If you want your own cloud use try using a Gmail account and Gmail Drive.

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Hello, I'm using a combination of the Vista backup to do a complete backup of my OS and applications (for emergency restore) and another backup tool to handle my data.

My OS is on C: and my data on D: (and other drives).

My query is that C: will contain application settings/data - for example if I write actions in Photoshop they will be stored under the user application data subdirectory or if I create a DOT template for Word it will be stored under the hidden data directories for Word.

I want to be sure that I am backing up all of the vital application data/settings so that I can either restore just those or in an emergency can restore my full Vista backup (done weekly) and then restore the application data (which I want to backup daily).

I've searched this set of forums and elsewhere to find something that lists which subdirectory tree(s) I need to ensure that I have backed up (and I guess I'll need to do a registry backup too each day just in case settings are stored there). I can't find such a list.

Does anyone know of a document that details what the vital stuff to backup is?

Thanks.

Answer:Application data/settings backup

If you need to backup Photoshop, you need to find it's directory (probably under Adobe), and for Word it's probably under Microsoft or Office. Another option is to simply backup the entire AppData folder, that way you can't miss anything.

If you're talking about a large-scale backup for your whole system, you will probably want to backup drivers as well (you only need to back these up once, all the drivers are installed in C:\swsetup, but I prefer just saving the installer files).

I reinstalled my OS multiple times, with my personal data on another drive. What I backed up from my C drive was:

Select folders from AppData (only for programs' settings that I wanted to backup)Fonts that I had collected over time (C:\Windows\Fonts)Themes that I had collected over time (C:\Windows\Resources\Themes)Custom Power Plans (exported/imported through powercfg.exe in command prompt)Start Menu folder, for lots of links I created (AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu - Private Profile, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu - Public Profile)Certain folders in Program Files of older programs that I run as Administrator for compatibility purposes (programs that need Administrator privileges to save stuff in Program Files)I did not backup the registry in anyway, because the registry changes I made were saved as .reg files. Other registry changes are made while installing programs (which after a clean install will be done anyway)
What you think is vital to backup depends on your s... Read more

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Thanks,
Dave

Answer:Application blocked by security settings

Hi click on the Gear symbol on the top right and Safety,
Uncheck Active x filtering if checked.
Try using Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
The only settings you should be using are the default ones reset to insure you are,
Reset process first opening Internet explorer
Cheers.

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Happy Saint Patricks Day to All,
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Answer:Windows default application settings

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KCav

Answer:How to modify application specific security settings

For S-1-5-18 see: Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems

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Answer:Application settings aren't saving on restart

No ideas :(But this will bump it back to the top of the list at least

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Tried Firefox -same problem as IE.

What else can I try?

edit: I have IE 11, not 10.

Answer:can't access important online application despite settings - IE 10

Hi,
This is usually a sign the site does not recognize ie10 using compatibility view,
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Gray is not activated,

Otherwise to force a change hit the F12 key click on Browser mode and switch to ie10,
The page will auto refresh after,

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Home Built PC
AMD FX 6300 Six Core Processor
AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series Display Adaptor
Windows 10

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I also just noticed that now on my task manager one of the processes is Radeon Settings: Host Application and it's continuously sucking between 18% and 30% of available RAM (I have 8 GB ram)

Not sure what happened or what to do but something is obviously wrong. Anyone got any ideas?

thanks
 

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Answer:Can't browse files from Settings or 3D Builder, application crashes

I've just managed to find out that the thing that stops working is called File Picker UI Host.

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Kaspersky's Trusted Application Mode (TAM) at maximum settings will protect the system.

Technical infos:

Basically,

Trusted Application Mode performs a system scan and, after a user review of the scan results, "white-lists" (= Allows) only those applications and scripts on the system that are included in the Kaspersky databases or approved by the user.

Any unknown files are by default blocked by TAM from start-up unless the user creates an exception allowing the file to run. In other words, TAM "black-lists" all unknown files except unrecognized system critical files (which require user verification and permission to run).

For best security...

The Trusted Application Mode scan must be run on a clean\dis-infected system; a completely clean system is critical for default-deny to work. A complete PC reset is the most reliable method to ensure an absolutely clean system. Then install Kaspersky and enable TAM.

The user must carefully review the TAM scan results to confirm no unwanted\malicious files\scripts are allowed on system.
User must configure Application Control, after the TAM scan, with the following settings:

Automatically move unknown applications to "Untrusted."
Dis-able "Trust digitally singed applications."
Dis-able "Load rules for applications from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN)."
System "Lock-Down":

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Answer:Kaspersky Trusted Application Mode (TAM): Maximum Settings

Will Kaspersky block everything if I disable trust digitally signed applications? I have run all my applications all are trusted in Virus Total, but I had to add Samsung (god knows why!) portable SSD applications and Tweaking.com Windows repair. What I did find funny, on my old laptop Kaspersky blocked a few files from Office 365. I have gone back to Kaspersky on my new laptop, it kept blocking the NHS software I had to install, plus any Windows Metro app I brought.
 

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"Settings->Notifications & actions->Show notifications from these apps" here shows an entry for an uninstalled application (not a Store app).

The uninstall looks to have been clean. There are no registry or file system entries.

Anyone know why/where this entry still appears and how to remove it?

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Application Auto Launch in Intel Connection Settings (which I use to launch a browser window for Wi-Fi authentication) used to work on my X220, but has stopped working (not sure how long ago) -- nothing seems to happen when a make a Wi-Fi connection with this setting with no error message or log. I've tried uninstalling the Sep 2011 software and installing the Apr 2011 software, but that didn't solve the problem. I'm not using Access Connections because (a) I prefer to have a minimum of software installed on my system and (b) the Intel software gives me everything I need (or at least it used to). Anyone have a clue on this issue? Lenovo? 





Hope that helps,JohnThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M | 16GB | 1TB SSD | 1600x900 | 802.11n | BT | Cam | FR | Win8.1Pro64 ]









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Answer:Application Auto Launch not working in Intel Connection Settings

Gave up waiting. Solved the problem by: 1. Downloading the latest PROSet/Wireless Software and drivers directly from Intel (link). 2. Uninstalling the Lenovo-provided Intel Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) software. 3. Installing the downloaded Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and driversThank to Intel for making it possible for me to solve the problem apparently created by Lenovo.JNavas wrote:Application Auto Launch in Intel Connection Settings (which I use to launch a browser window for Wi-Fi authentication) used to work on my X220, but has stopped working (not sure how long ago) -- nothing seems to happen when a make a Wi-Fi connection with this setting with no error message or log. I've tried uninstalling the Sep 2011 software and installing the Apr 2011 software, but that didn't solve the problem. I'm not using Access Connections because (a) I prefer to have a minimum of software installed on my system and (b) the Intel software gives me everything I need (or at least it used to). Anyone have a clue on this issue? Lenovo?





Hope that helps,JohnThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M | 16GB | 1TB SSD | 1600x900 | 802.11n | BT | Cam | FR | Win8.1Pro64 ]

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Hello, I wanted to see what are the Lenovo settings that we can alter by going to the Lenovo icon on the Metro view of my Lenovo Thinkpad S1 Yoga, but every time I try to go there (I've rebooted 3 times already) I get the message to either share usage statistics or not, and none of the buttons are clickable (I've tried the mouse, touchscreen, tabulation)... the Lenovo screen just closes after a few seconds and the application exits, so I cannot use those settings. I downloaded a package I saw here for 'SettingsDependency', but that didn't make any difference either. Any idea, what the problem could be? or maybe how could I disable that initial question about the usage statistics to see if I could get to the app and start using it? Thank you.  

Answer:Lenovo Settings unusable on Metro view, application crashes

And I was thinking, could I manually create an entry in my registry to say that I've already selected to either allow or disallow my usage statistics to be sent to Lenovo? Any idea of the parameter and value that I should create in the registry? This is what I currently see...  

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Hi,

First time posting.

I ran combofix.exe a few weeks ago before I knew of the help available via these forums. When I ran the program the following files were detected and deleted:

c:\documents and settings\<username>\Application Data\inst.exe
c:\windows\system32\Ijl11.dll

I do nightly scans using AVG Free 8.5 and Spybot Search and Destroy (both up-to-date). Nothing was detected in either scan last night.

I ran combofix.exe again tonight and the following was detected and deleted:

c:\documents and settings\<username>\Application Data\inst.exe

Now that I realized there is a lot of help available on these forums, I'm here looking for some guidance.

I do have a combofix log file that was produced after the second combofix scan and I'd be more than happy to post it here, but I will wait for further instruction first.

My main concern is why inst.exe is showing up a second time.

Thank-you for any help you can provide.

Answer:inst.exe found in c:\documents and settings\<username>\Application Data\

I also ran a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan after the combofix completed.

No infections were detected.

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SOMEBODY HELP ME!

hi. I'm new, and i have a big a$$ problem. Around 3 month a god i started getting the anoying and very well known, CiD: popups. I went to C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data, and found a file called slow gram, containing 3 executables. 2 were named "ajgft6usdabjasdvuyafd" or giberish. There was a program running called "barbroam" or "barboom" or somthing like that. i killed the folder. all was well for a while, And then one day, i couldn't go to my computer. I cliked on it, and got the stupid flash light searching for a file. I clicked on it for hours, so i left it there. I came back an hour later. Still the flash light. I ran Security Task Manager, and found a file running called BOLT DATE.exe in aplacation data. I quarentiend it and killed the prossces. I went to the folder and found a bunch of other folders that looked suspicous. NOTE: I AM WRITING THIS AS THE VIRUS IS DOING THINGS.
Slow gram is back along with a bunch of otehr folders and .tmp files in C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data!!!!!

= idk if its a thing that wasnt there before or not

List of newly found folders:

Acccore
AdobeUm
Digital Desing Ltd
GetRightToGo
Help
Identities
Leadertech
Lionhead Studios (if this is a company, plz tell me for i have so many aplications on here its har to keep track)
Motive
Opera
SampleView
Slow gram
Sonic
Sun (may be java)
Symantec
Template
U3 (Conatins folder called "te... Read more

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Hi,Lately, I had encountered the above error popup box.I'm not sure what had gone wrong. I had read through other posts and it seems that OTL is a common tool which is used during the investigation process. Hence, I had downloaded OTL and below is the content of the output files:============================================================================================OTL logfile created on: 4/12/2011 12:37:50 AM - Run 1OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.22.3 Folder = C:\Documents and Settings\tracyong\DesktopWindows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 502.00 Mb Total Physical Memory | 50.00 Mb Available Physical Memory | 10.00% Memory free1.00 Gb Paging File | 0.00 Gb Available in Paging File | 17.00% Paging File freePaging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 756 1512D:\pagefile.sys 0 0 [binary data] %SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program FilesDrive C: | 35.06 Gb Total Space | 7.12 Gb Free Space | 20.31% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32Drive D: | 35.55 Gb Total Space | 14.35 Gb Free Space | 40.38% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32 Computer Name: TRACY | User Name: tracyong | Logged in as Administrator.Boot Mode: Normal | Scan Mode: All usersCompany Name Whitelist: Off | Skip Microsoft Files: Off | No Company Name Whitelist: On | File Age... Read more

Answer:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Temp\C31F31E6 Error

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:06:36 PM, on 5/28/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAC207\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\DICTIO~2\bar\1.bin\v4brmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\dpupdchk.exe
C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MFAData\pack\bins\w10idatx1170kl

can anyone tell me if this file can be deleted or how to go about getting rid of it ? or if in fact it is a trogan ? ant help with this would be greatly apreacated as im stuck in a nursing home 2 hrs away from my friends and family and my pc is the only way i can conect with them. . thanks
 

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C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Addins|C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Officed10\SBCMSYNC.DLL is not a valid Office add-in

Can anyone help with this? Keeps appearing when I try to send a link or mail via OUtlook Express and I cannot do it.

Thanks vml
 

Answer:C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Addins|C:\Program Files\Microsof

Try and clear the check box by Outlook sync in tools>options>other>advanced options>addin manager
 

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I get a: Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Adobe\update\flacor.dat
The specified module could not be found.
on reboot. I ran the MG tools exe and am attaching the log. Thanks
 

Answer:Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Adobe\update\flacor.d

Re: Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Adobe\update\flac

You have skipped many steps of the Read and Run Me first procedures. You will need to refer to the below running what you did not before, and then once completed, run MGTools.exe again and attach the zip file it creates along with the other requested logs.

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ &a... Read more

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Question: Personalization

I cannot find "Personalization" page. It seems that it is under "Apperarence and Personalization" but I don't have it. I have "Appearence" only. I remember that few weeks ago when I bought my netbook I sayed something that "Okay, wery well, I can use Aeoro theme". Then I set it to classic theme so that the battery last longer. Now I want to use Aero theme but I cannot manage to go to "Personalization". Could it be a bug closed with the updates? Because this is Windows 7 Sarter.

Answer:Personalization

  
Quote: Originally Posted by darkhorn


I cannot find "Personalization" page. It seems that it is under "Apperarence and Personalization" but I don't have it. I have "Appearence" only. I remember that few weeks ago when I bought my netbook I sayed something that "Okay, wery well, I can use Aeoro theme". Then I set it to classic theme so that the battery last longer. Now I want to use Aero theme but I cannot manage to go to "Personalization". Could it be a bug closed with the updates? Because this is Windows 7 Sarter.


Windows Starter does not have that feature.

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Question: Personalization

I can not open this section of settings. Is this another quirky of update 14905

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Question: personalization

windows 7 personalization oversizes and over brightens pictures. please advise

Answer:personalization

What do you exactly mean? I can't find the question neither discussion in your post.

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Why does the task task bar coloring work differently that on Win 10 Home?

Answer:Win 10 Pro Personalization

...work differently... compared to what?

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Question: Personalization

Greetings, I would like to know if anyone knows how to delete(remove) user picture(avatar) and user name from the welcome and or lock screen? I have deleted all pictures(account) from all suggested flolders (app data, etc) but name and picture still appear on both screens. It's an annoyance and takes away from the background wallpaper. I have win 10 pro, version 1709, build 16299.19. Any help is appreciated

Answer:Personalization

Hello, @bobbymcgee. Welcome to Windows TenForums.

It is syncing with what you have in your account online. Go to your account online > Click "Edit name" > Click "Change picture" > Click "remove".

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Question: Personalization

I can not open this section of settings. Is this another quirky of update 14905

Answer:Personalization

It works fine on both of my Insider Preview test machines, so it could be something specific to your environment. Here's how to access settings items from the Run box ... goes off to look ... it's called "Settings pages..." You might want to check those out to see if jumping directly into the Personalization stuff makes a difference. If not, I see lots of postings on Personalization problems with Windows 10 back into 2015. Hopefully, it's something you can resolve easily, but if not, perhaps a clean install would fix things?
HTH,
--Ed--

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Why does the task task bar coloring work differently that on Win 10 Home?

Answer:Win 10 Pro Personalization

...work differently... compared to what?

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Question: personalization

when i right click on desktop, the personalization it opens to themes, is that the way its supposed to do it?

Answer:personalization

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mark5019


when i right click on desktop, the personalization it opens to themes, is that the way its supposed to do it?


Yes.

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I've been trying to change the desktop background on my new mini HP notebook, running Windows 7, and the background won't change. It won't change when I right click an image and click on, "Change desktop background." I can't find the options in my control panel, either. Is it my computer or am I missing something?

Thanks.

Answer:No Personalization?

Hello Daniel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you have the Windows 7 Starter edition. It does not have the personalization features included with it. However, this may be able to help you with this.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: personalization

i no longer have any color choices only appearance
 

Answer:personalization

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-the-colors-on-your-computer
 

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Question: personalization

When I open personalization in the control panel do not show an option for folders. All answers say folder optionsit is there but i can t find it

Answer:personalization

Hello Herm,

Please go ahead and post a screenshot of what you are seeing instead, and give some more details on what you are wanting to do.

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So I have been trying to get into the personalize and display settings by right clicking on my desktop. This is the error I get.

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.

I am also not able to get into settings by click the Start and Settings link. Nothing happens.

Have no clue what to do

Answer:Can't get into Personalization

One possible reason for not being able to access Personalization is if Windows 10 is not activated.

Go to Start, Settings, Update & security, Activation.

If Windows 10 is activated, it should say "Windows is activated".

If Windows 10 is not activated, it won't allow Personalization settings.

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I've tried to play a very old game, once I did, my Win7's theme had to change to be compatible with the conditions of the game, but it never turned back to its normal status again. It's not messy and desktop wallpapers don't look entirely pure.



Also, the taskbar has that solid color, whenever I try to edit it through "Color" in the Personalization window, I get this Windows-XP-like window, not the Win7 one (Which can customize the transparency, taskbar color, and all..):



Help please? Thanks

Answer:Cannot edit my personalization

Welcome to our ForumRamiK.

Because I have no idea what it's suppose to look like all I can think of is using System Restore before you changed things for the game.

This tutorial by Brink should be helpful.

System Restore

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Hello,
On the Personalization settings screen, are 5 pictures to select one of them as desktop wallpaper.
I want to delete / replace 2 of them but impossible - right click does not open any submenu.
I tried to add (test) some picture, but the unwanted only moved 1 block fwd, then I added another, and the previous was only replaced. The unwanted is still one of the 5.
Is it possible to delete one or two out of these 5 images, and how.
I looked into windows folders, these images are not there.
Answers will be appreciated.
Thanks
Motim

Answer:Personalization Screen

The five images are there as a convenient shortcut to easily switch back to one you used earlier. You can choose any other image you want as your background picture. Just click the 'Browse' button just beneath the five pictures and find one. When you select one it will be added as the first of the five shortcut images, the rest will shift one place along and (what was) the last one will disappear from the list of five.

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Hello,
Sorry for my bad English, i love than language, and I will learn it! Hope So

How can I remowe these from list?

Answer:Some problems with Personalization

Hello, at the top of the folder of the pictures you are viewing in your screenshot there should be a name to the path of where you can find the pictures. Go to that folder and delete the pictures.

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Well, true to Gabe's word, they intensified the colors on the taskbar/titlebars/what have you. This wouldn't be a problem, except the colors they give you to pick from are extremely limited, and anything in a remotely pleasing (to me) shade is too dark. The problem is this - taskbar text is white, titlebar text is black. It is hard to find a color/shade/intensity that works for both. This has been a real problem since 8. It is a stupid problem that makes the desktop ugly and unergonomic. It was sort of OK before today's update, but not really.

They could at least mitigate it by offering more flexibility in 'accent colors'. Why so few, and why those? Ugh.

Answer:Personalization - Color

Hi Sage, couldn't agree more. . .hopefully in future builds Microsoft will allow more user tweaking of the UI. . .

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Hey,I'd like to ask if there is possibility to use fingerprint reader on admin account. Previously I've had Admin account, my account and "fingerprint logon" account on windows logon screen. I wanted to have only one, so I removed my account and now I am using admin account. Can I somehow use fingerprint reader? Is it possible not to have "fingerprint logon" icon on windows logon screen?Regards, 













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Answer:Fingerprint "personalization"

any suggestions?

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In personalization sounds "play window start up sounds" this is grayed out cannot check or up checked I do not know what the problem is if anyone has an answer. 660 inspiron window 8.

Answer:personalization sound

Are you on a system with multiple users?

Are you on as administrator? Or is someone else the administrator? You may not have rights to change that.

Is your sound card working?

Are there any exclaimations in your device manager?

Do you have a sound scheme seleted or is it set to no sound, change sound scheme and hit apply and see if the box is now available.

Brooklyn

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When I try to close the personalization window it freezes. This problem started yesterday.

Answer:Personalization freezes

Hello Rose,

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Well, true to Gabe's word, they intensified the colors on the taskbar/titlebars/what have you. This wouldn't be a problem, except the colors they give you to pick from are extremely limited, and anything in a remotely pleasing (to me) shade is too dark. The problem is this - taskbar text is white, titlebar text is black. It is hard to find a color/shade/intensity that works for both. This has been a real problem since 8. It is a stupid problem that makes the desktop ugly and unergonomic. It was sort of OK before today's update, but not really.

They could at least mitigate it by offering more flexibility in 'accent colors'. Why so few, and why those? Ugh.

Answer:Personalization - Color

Hi Sage, couldn't agree more. . .hopefully in future builds Microsoft will allow more user tweaking of the UI. . .

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Hello. I accidentally reset my appearance lately. I would like to get back what I had.

The start button bar at the bottom is now a baby blue color where before it was something different.

Does anyone know how I can switch it back?

Thanks for any and all responses
Bye
SC

Answer:Windows 7 personalization

Right click your desktop > Personalize > at the bottom select Window Color

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When I go to Personalization/Lock Screen the pictures are real faint,like grayed out. Is this normal ? It will not let me change the picture here,is this normal. Thanks for any suggestion you may have.

Z

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When I access the Personalization screen, from the settings menu, the background and most foreground colors are black. This seems to be the only screen that is effected. The Start and desktop are OK. Is there a way to return Win 8 back to default settings?

Solved problem. NVidia driver had to be adjusted to performance instead of Quality. Fixed problem.

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If you right click anywhere on the desktop or a web page there is a drop down menu, 'Back/Forward/Reload'
mine is a pale pale blue colour, and when I move up/down it the change of colour hardly show's, I would like the colour of the word I want to click on a darker colour,
I cannot find out if you can change this,
Can any one help, I am Win7 and Firefox Browser
thank you

Answer:Appearance and Personalization

If you change your theme to "Windows Classic" then the pale blue will be dark blue.

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I'm having an issue with Personalization options.
On the desktop, when i right-click and select 'Personalize' from the menu, a window briefly pops up for fraction of a second and then disappears. I simply can't get to the Personalization options.
Working around this, i tried to access it through Control Panel > Personalization and Appearance and selecting it from there.

In the menu, I find that the Personalization icon has been replaced with a generic folder icon and it's renamed to 'Personalization CPL Provider'.
I also cannot select 'Change desktop background' or 'Customize colors' nothing in this oldr is opening properly ..can you help
 

Answer:personalization cpl provider

hiya mate,have a look herehttp://winhelponline.com/blog/restore-missing-options-to-personalize-page-in-vista...
 

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Hopefully someone here can help me.

I'll start out with the system specs. I'm running a Mac Pro with a bootcamp partition and Windows 7. I was really starting to like Windows 7 until I got into the personalization of it. The previous partition was XP and I had no problem customizing the HUD as the day was long. This new 'fangled windows is giving me a run for my money. The problems are in two parts:

1) When attempting to replace the ExplorerFrame.dll file in System32, obviously I get the 'You need permission to perform this action' when I go to drag/drop/replace the file. I've googled until I'm blue in the face. I've installed a menu option on my right click that 'Takes Ownership' when I click it. Doesn't work. I've gone through the Properties>Security Tab>Edit and gave both "Administrators (Fifth-PC\Administrators)" full control as well as the "Users (Fifth-PC\Users) just in case I was confused as to which one I was. No luck. I've googled and done things like
How to replace Explorer.exe in Windows 7? | Windows 7 Themes
where you run a cmd window to set permission to you. Fails miserably. I downloaded a program called 'Unlocker' because one site said it was the end all be all for getting rid of that error message. Downloaded, installed and set the entire System32 file to be unlocked. Nothing. Useless entirely. I opted for
Properties>Security Tab>Advanced>Owner Tab> and began switching between "Fifth the user and "Fifth" th... Read more

Answer:Personalization issues

First, run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to bring back everything to its default ; so that we can start a fresh attempt .

When SFC is finished , restart your computer , and you are at the position before starting customization .

Now , I recommend yu to Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup , so that in case of any future need you can restore the image back .

Now run universal theme patcher as admin (right click > run as admin) , patch all the three dll files and restart . Copy and paste only the theme files in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes, and apply it .

Now use Systen File Replacer to replace the system files you want .

If there is any further problem, post back .

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Hello, i can't figure out where i can find this setting. It's like my veriosn of 7 does not support this customisation. I was going to change Windows 7 style back to XP. But i can't find personalisation setting from control panel. Right mouse click on free space of desctop does not help too. The last point of menu - is gadgets settings.

So where is personalisation settings ?
How can i change 7 style back to XP ?
Is it possible that my version of 7 does not allow to change personalisition setting ?

Thank you, any help will be highly apperciated

Answer:Personalization setting

What version of Windows do you have? Starter and Home Basic do not have the ability.

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Hi there. I am running Win 7 Starter on a netbook. Like many others I am puzzled by the lack of personalization. I'll get used to it, and I don't mind the wallpaper issue. What I do wish to know is this: where is the function where you change your screen saver for instance? It's not in the menu you get by right clicking on your desktop. What I have been doing is entering the word screen saver in the 'search box' and it takes me there. Seems to be a roundabout way. Should be in the Control panel, but I haven't found it. Also, is there a (Microsoft) website dedicated to tips for Win 7 starter users. Thanks for your help in that.

Answer:Personalization in Starter Ed.

Hello Gallicbear,

These may be able to help you with this. The shortcut will allow you to open the screen saver settings window directly.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html
Screen Saver Settings Shortcut - Create
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I right click on the desktop or go to control panel and click personalize to change my color scheme, I get an error message that states "The page failed to load." Anyone know a fix for this? Has anyone had this problem before? I attached a screenshot if it helps.

Answer:Problem with Personalization page

When I googled for your issue, half the posts said to do a repair, and half said do:

sfc /scannow

Try sfc first
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Hi there,

I've tried to fill in my computer's specifications as fully as possible but some information I just couldn't find. Given this; however, I would still say my computing skills are intermediate.

I bought a new laptop recently which came with Windows 7 pre-installed. Before this I had been using Windows XP for four years. All things considered I find Windows 7 appropriate for what I use my computer for; user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

The only slight problems I've had are with setting the desktop background to slideshow and changing the picture to my user account. After I started the computer I began altering the design features to my own preference. The first thing which was annoying me was the 'Favorites' and 'Libraries' folders, so I searched Google and removed them via the registry.

After everything else was assembled and transferred I attempted to set the desktop background to shuffle. Yet, when I click on 'Browse...' and locate the My Pictures folder (where the pictures I downloaded were saved) and double click to open it none of the pictures appear. I don't suppose anyone else has stumbled across this problem?

I believe that my second question is related to whatever the problem is with the desktop background. When I go into 'Change Your Picture' and click on 'Browse for more pictures...', nothing happens. Just nothing.

I know I shouldn't have messed with the registry on a brand new computer but my obsessiveness got the best of me. If anyone could ... Read more

Answer:Problems with appearance and personalization

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, the worst thing you could have done was mess with the Libraries folders.

Windows 7 uses a system of junction points and symbolic links so that legacy software gets pointed to the right folder. For example, My Documents files for the Windows XP operating system will be pointed to the Users folder in Windows 7.

These junction points are virtual folders so you can't see them, but if you break the link between them and the folder they point to, you've got problems.

I don't suppose you backed up the registry before you went in and removed the keys for your Libraries and Favourites? If you did, just restore the backup.

If you didn't, boot into Safe Mode and do a system restore to a point before you altered the system registry.

If that doesn't work you're probably looking at restoring Windows 7.

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I upgraded from W7 to W10 recently. I have two ID?s on the same laptop. One functions fine and I can ?Personalize? the desktop on it. However the other ID won?t allow me to ?Personalize? the desktop. I right click on the screen and nothing appears. W10 is ?Activated? on both ID?s. I have tried all of the downloads and setting-changes recommendations that I have seen on Google searches (including Microsoft, Tenforum, etc.) and none appear to work in this situation. I don?t want to create a new ID and then transfer all files to this new ID as someone else has suggested. Short of reinstalling W10 again is there any solution?

Answer:W10 Personalization won't work on one of 2 ID's on same laptop

It might be worth comparing the two ID's. Please open a command prompt and enter the following command:
wmic useraccount list full

Post back the results for your two IDs so that we can see if there are any differences.

A tutorial that explains this command in more detail is: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3443-user-account-details-view-windows-10-a.html


Also you can enter the command: net localgroup administrators

This will verify all the administrators on your system.

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On aero there is a choice on border colors and etc. There is no choice for windows classic and windows basic. Is there a way to get that on windows classic or windows 7?

Answer:Personalization border colors and etc.

The only way to change Windows Classic theme is to click on Window Color and in the Window Color and Appearance used the drop down menu to change the items you want to change. The Windows 7 basic theme is controlled by the Aero theme.
Jerry

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I looked around here, but I couldn't find a problem quite like mine.

I've had the same desktop theme forever. I customized it. I tried to get rid of the pic on my desktop for a new one. It wouldn't change. The desktop picture wouldn't go away until I did a reboot. The only themes that will work are the high contrast themes. Since I had a blank desktop with those I tried to add a picture, but I still can't.

When I try to use any other theme besides High contrast it'll change the color of the windows and change the music. The screen saver isn't on and when I pick one and click save, it doesn't save. I can't change the color of the windows and I still can't put a desktop picture on nor does it use the desktop picture that theme comes with.

This is out of the blue. It was working fine not so long ago. What could have happened and how do I fix it?

Thank you

Answer:My personalization is all messed up suddenly.

please attach a screenshot of how your desktop looks now.
and you may start with a SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
once the scan is done, you require to restart. and post back.

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Vista mail font incoming is my issue:

It's still small like the size of Times New name and 12 pt or something.

It's just so small for me to see when it comes in. I have a hard time reading it.

Answer:Personalization I did to largest font??

try to hold Ctrl and move the mouse wheel up when your on a website you cant see

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i am not able to change the back ground, or set screen saver or change resolution pls tell me what to do.

Answer:my personalization menu is blank. pls help

Welcome

Does this help

In addition, what version of Wind 7 do you have?
What computer make?

Desktop Background Wallpaper - Prevent Change - Vista Forums also with windows 7

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I upgraded from W7 to W10 recently. I have two ID?s on the same laptop. One functions fine and I can ?Personalize? the desktop on it. However the other ID won?t allow me to ?Personalize? the desktop. I right click on the screen and nothing appears. W10 is ?Activated? on both ID?s. I have tried all of the downloads and setting-changes recommendations that I have seen on Google searches (including Microsoft, Tenforum, etc.) and none appear to work in this situation. I don?t want to create a new ID and then transfer all files to this new ID as someone else has suggested. Short of reinstalling W10 again is there any solution?

Answer:W10 Personalization won't work on one of 2 ID's on same laptop

It might be worth comparing the two ID's. Please open a command prompt and enter the following command:
wmic useraccount list full

Post back the results for your two IDs so that we can see if there are any differences.

A tutorial that explains this command in more detail is: User Account Details - View in Windows 10


Also you can enter the command: net localgroup administrators

This will verify all the administrators on your system.

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I have a tablet PC that I have framed and hung in the kitchen, mostly to replace an aging Sonos controller. Now I would like lock screen to display some useful things such as a detailed weather forecast graph. I do not know, however, how far one can push the "personalization" of the lock screen (from what I understand, not very far).

The best thing by far would be to force the lock screen to behave like a browser, pointing to a webpage that uses jQuery (or similar) to pull and update any content. Is there a way to do that? I suspect that the answer is "no", but it doesn't hurt to ask.

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So one day I logged on, and the background was black, and there was an Edge (I think) window open with plain black Times New Roman text on a white background that said something about product licence activation failure. I didn't see clearly as i immediately closed it without reading it (I thought it was a random pop-up window) Also, the shortcut arrows were back (I had removed them with Ultimate Windows Tweaker) and my recent folders seemed to have cleared. This isn't a huge problem, but I would like to know what happened and if there's any way I can reverse it without manually changing the background and stuff
Also my first time posting, so tell me if I'm doing anything wrong

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I just got a new netbook with windows 7 starter, watched all the videos through the windows getting started site and upon trying to personalize my desktop background, noticed when I left click the desktop there is no personalize option and going through control panel no option to personalize the desktop background, I have searched and searched and watched every video available but still with no avail. PLEASE HELP

Answer:windows 7 personalization problems

when you right click on the empty screen the last option in the window is personalise.

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I have a tablet PC that I have framed and hung in the kitchen, mostly to replace an aging Sonos controller. Now I would like lock screen to display some useful things such as a detailed weather forecast graph. I do not know, however, how far one can push the "personalization" of the lock screen (from what I understand, not very far).

The best thing by far would be to force the lock screen to behave like a browser, pointing to a webpage that uses jQuery (or similar) to pull and update any content. Is there a way to do that? I suspect that the answer is "no", but it doesn't hurt to ask.

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Just thought I'd report a strange bug with my setup,

The personalization screen does not update when I change things.

If I apply a Themepack the relevant items are updated but if I then change one of the items such as the sounds the change is made but the screen still shows the original scheme item

Will send feedback to Microsoft but was just wondering if anyone else had seen this issue?

Answer:Personalization screen issue

Same problem here Nigel,

Although I can't actually change sounds through the personalization screen

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The resolution or display is wrong and I cannot put it back to what it was.
 
I had tested a couple of monitors with my notebook/laptop computer to see which monitor works and which monitor does not work.  Now, the resolution and proportion display on the laptop's monitor is wrong.  I cannot fix it.  I have looked in the Control Panel and the couple of help links but nothing will allow me to put back or change the display settings or resolution.  The machine seems to be stuck with low resolution of I'm guessing 640 by 480, and the desktop image appears stretched horizontally.  The laptop monitor is diagonally about 17 inches.
 
How can I fix this?  I do not remember the exact resolution that the computer display should have but I know it must be greater than what it is showing.  I do not know why the settings seem not changeable, or how to find and decide what to change/how to change.

Answer:Display/Personalization is wrong and I can not fix it.

Display returned to normal after computer restart.  (1280 by 800)

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Is there a website that offers themes for Windows 10? I he personalization options in the control panel are severely limited. For example, I often use my computer in the dark so I would like to be able to change explorer's background colour to something darker so that I don't torture my eyes as much.

Answer:Windows 10 Themes and Personalization

Probably deviantart, you of course still need to download the hack for Windows so you can use unofficial themes,
But people use them all the time. the ones that cry about the white, or the ones that want something different. the ones that want it to look like OSX or the ones that like somehing different.

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hey guys, im new here, was wondering if anyone knew about my situation, i am not able to set a desktop background from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization\Desktop Background. as for the theme, i can select a theme, only once i delete the trancoded image file, i can however right click a pic and set as desktop background, but i cant size it like this... also in person/desktopbg all the picture there are all invisible thumbs, no img previews, i can onlyu select solid colors, ive searched google for hour on end, but came up with no fix what so ever, ill attach screen shots of what im trying to explain if that would help...

what ive tried:
- delete the transcoded img file
- restore pc
- uninstal last updates
- reinstal old and new updates
- regedit
- sfc /scannow
- chkdsk /r /f
- recheck windows experience index
- theres probably a few more just done so much i dont remember

windows 7 enterprise, up to date
processor a-10 series, integrated gxf
8gb ram
msi motherboard

Answer:no thumbnails in CP>personalization/desktopbackground

Welcome to Seven Forums T0x1cDream. Based on your issues, and what you've tried, I would suggest a Repair Install. It will preserve your programs and most settings.

Repair Install

A Guy

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help, my personalization menu is not show in the Control Panel.. I got this problem after install then uninstalling "LITESTEP".. . . .

Answer:Problem with personalization menu

Hi pandjie24,

You may try the following troubleshooting steps:

1. Run 'System File Checker Tool' and check if the issue is resolved: Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

2. If the issue persists you may try to roll back the 'software changes' to the 'date/time' when the system worked fine: System Restore
(Note: System restore does not lead to data-loss; but all 'software changes' after the chosen 'date/time' are undone)

Hope this helps. Do reply if you have any further questions; would be glad to assist.

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