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Topic # 56560 17-Jan-2010 02:25
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I have Windows 7 on my laptop. I installed the Desktop package that Google offers. I tried to use Picasa for my pictures. When I uninstalled the programs, my desktop turned dark and the icons for my pictures and videos are gone. The names are still there and when i put my cursor over the names the highlights it with the bubble but no picture comes up. I think im missing a few file extentions but if i am i don't know what to look for


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  Reply # 292445 23-Jan-2010 11:34
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I wouldnt normally suggest this as its a long shot but nobody has replied.

this program is built for xp but repairs alot of things like this. there is an option to rebuild desktop icons and so on its called TWEAK UI

could try it doubt it would work with Win 7.

Another thing to try download IE8 as a a standalone file from microsoft.

uninstall all IE8 components reboot then run the standalone file. sounds strange but i have found this fixes alot of icon problems as IE is tied closly with windows




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16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.



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  Reply # 293074 26-Jan-2010 09:50
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I tried and it didn't seem to work for me. I looked in my event viewer and it said

"The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because the desktop composition setting is disabled"

I have not seen this before. Do you think one of my services stopped?

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  Reply # 293147 26-Jan-2010 14:14
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http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/183580-desktop-composition-setting-disabled.html

try this




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  Reply # 293148 26-Jan-2010 14:15
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ya looks like a service is turned off




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16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.



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  Reply # 299976 17-Feb-2010 23:05
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I found out what happened. Microsoft is going to start shutting down the Window 7 RC. Somehow, they turned off the background, so the icons and the background will not show up.

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  Reply # 299998 18-Feb-2010 06:28
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It has always been made clear by MS that the RC is time bombed. The "some how" is easy. It runs off the date. I guess they are using this as a way of warning you that it is getting close to the end of when you can use the RC so that you have time to buy the full product.







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  Reply # 299999 18-Feb-2010 06:30
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Time Bomb is a good word to use

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  Reply # 300051 18-Feb-2010 10:13
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