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ACK! 3rd Party theme fubar

  1. #1


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    ACK! 3rd Party theme fubar


    So, I was online and saw: 50 Best Windows 8.1 Themes
    50 Best Windows 8.1 Themes

    Thought I'd give it a try. Downloaded the patcher and found out that I absolutely HATE Aero Glass! As a side effect of running the patcher, I get an error popup (right click/properties) on any file I right click on.

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    I uninstalled the 'theme' and I've still got glass. Did a sfc/ scannow from an elevated Command Prompt. It said there were some errors but couldn't fix them. I rebooted and ran sfc again, same message. I then did Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and that failed. So at this point I'm stuck with glass and not happy. Also, if I open Notepad half screen and then drag the window, it stutters. Like the wildest pointer trail you've ever seen.

    I really don't want to do a repair/reset of Windows. Would take me untold hours to get things back to how I like them.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Odos,

    If you like, you could also do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you installed the 3rd party theme to hopefully fix this.

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I bit the bullet and did a restore. Wiped a couple programs but now is all good.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad to hear everything is ok now.
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