Windows 7 - Unable to change Aero theme colors

original title: Windows 7 Window colour problem

In windows 7 Home Premium. Whenever I select an Aero theme under "personalization", and click on the "window color" to change it, it will bring up the basic theme customizer instead of the Aero theme colors and transparency. I am able to change the background picture and sounds but not the window color. I launched the Aero troubleshooter and it said that it fixed the problem. However it still exists.  I have had this computer for awhile, and it was only since my last small update that this happened. How do I fix this?



1.       Have you made any changes to the computer prior to this issue?

2.       What happens when the color is changed?


I would suggest you to run System File Checker toll (SFC) scan and check if it helps.

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows 7:


For further reference, check the following Microsoft article and check if it helps.

Change colors on your computer:

Personalize your computer:

Change the colors on your computer:


Hope the information is helpful.

Basith M
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Last updated November 18, 2019 Views 1,946 Applies to: