visual styles could not be applied

After service pack 1 update on Vista I get Error box: Applying Visual Style Error Description: "visual styles could not be applied". I am not stuck with Windows Classic Style and I would like to get back to Windows Vista Basic style. Please help.

Follow these steps and check if the issue persists.

Step 1:

I'd suggest you restart your computer again and check if the issue persists.

Step 2:

Click on the Start button and in the Start Search bar, type “services.msc” and click ok. Scroll through your services and make sure that “Themes” is started and the startup type is set to Automatic

Step 3:

Also see: Troubleshoot problems with Windows Aero”.

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Last updated May 9, 2020 Views 5,526 Applies to: