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I'm having some troubles with the visual of my Windows 7. One day I turned my computer on, when everything started to look like Windows 98! My VGA is working, I can play my games as always. I tried to use AVG to find virus, but found nothing. Everything is alright, except for the Windows 98 look, and that my Desktop appears to be complete useless now. If I try to click in a icon, the pointer of the mouse appear as loading, but nothing happens. When I try to right click, it frozen for 5 minutes before the menu appears.

My current Windows 7

It's not a urgent matter, I can use my computer like this, but it would be really better if I could have my Windows 7 back.

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Accept and Upvote if it helps! –  aibk01 Sep 28 '11 at 16:48
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Folow this steps:

  • Start button;
  • Computer do a right click;
  • Click Properties;
  • In the new Windows SYSTEM, on the left-hand side menu, under Control Panel select the 4th item which is Advance System Properties;
  • In the new window SYSTEM PROPERTIES the first section says Performance, click the Settings (button);
  • In the new window Performance Options, select the option which says:

    "Adjust for best appearance"

  • Click Ok, than OK again and wait your system to change the settings.

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Just reboot. This occasionally happens to me but has never been a persistant issue. The service that looks after the pretty GUI fails to start sometimes.

Alternatively, have a look at your System Restore log. Maybe a Windows Update has installed a bad batch of video drivers or something similar.

  1. Open the Windows' Start menu and go to All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore.
  2. Select Choose a different restore point.
  3. Take a look at the descriptions and see what recently made changes to your computer. Windows Update or a new program could be the culprit.
  4. Select a restore point and press Next.

I'm not willing to actually press the Next button on my computer, but I'm sure you can work out the rest from here.

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What appears to me that Aero styles has failed to load. I answered a similar question have a look at:

Getting Aero to work with Windows 7 64-bit

You can fix it using Uxtheme Patch

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