Windows 7 is a software product from Microsoft, and the users are able to customize it in many ways.
They can do it through the desktop background, theme, and wallpaper.
Interestingly, you can customize the desktop background with photo, video, or pattern.
However, some users reported that they experience problems with the themes.
> I have Windows 7 Pro x64. I have downloaded some desktop themes, but I noticed that > some are popping up as a blank desktop with no wallpaper, no desktop icons, no > task bar, no clock, no nothing. When I right click, and choose properties, the > theme is there, but it is blank.
In today’s article, we will explore the best solutions to fix these themes issues.
Before we begin, we’ll show you some themes created for Windows 7, and you can download them for free.
- The Windows 7 background changer app lets you personalize your PC with cool wallpapers.
- You can personalize the desktop background with wallpapers or images.
Uninstall a third-party software
- Make sure you are using the latest version of the software.
- Check if this software is not conflicting with any third-party software.
- Disable any third-party software.
Run the DISM tool
- First, click Start.
- Enter dism in the search utility’s text box.
- Click Command prompt to open the utility.
- Then type the following command and press Enter to execute it: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Next, the DISM tool will scan for problematic Windows setup files.
- Press the Enter key after the DISM tool finishes scanning.
Run the SFC and DISM tools
- Press the Windows key + S, type cmd, and then click on the relevant search result.
- Click Yes in the UAC prompt.
- Now, paste the following command in the Command prompt and hit Enter: sfc /scannow
- Wait for the scanning process to finish (this can take around 15 to 20 minutes).
Run the System File Checker
- Go to Search, type cmd, and click on Command prompt to open it as a window.
- Type the command below and press Enter: sfc/scannow
- Wait for the scan to complete, and if a sfc file is found, it will be automatically repaired.
Check Registry entries
Open Run with the Windows + R hotkey.
Enter â€ ̃regedit’ in the Open box.
- Double-click on the Registry Editor option.
- Enter â€ ̃BackgroundImageList’ in the Search field.
- Right-click on â€ ̃BackgroundImageList’ and select Export.
- Then press the Save button.
- Close out the Registry Editor.
- Check if the issue persists.
Repair System Files
- Press the Windows key + R to start Run, type cmd, and click OK to open the Command prompt.
- Now, type sfc /scannow and press the Enter button.
- Follow on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Install the latest Windows Updates
- Go to Start, type update, and select the Windows Update option.
- Select the Check for updates button and install all updates that are pending.
- Restart your computer.
Open Windows Explorer as an administrator
- To do that, press the Windows key + E hotkey.
- Click My Computer on the resulting window.
- Double-click Local Disk (C:) to open it.
- Double-click Windows.
- Press the Ctrl + A hotkey to select all the contents in the Windows folder.
- Then press the Ctrl + C hotkey to copy the contents.
- Open your blank picture in Paint.
- Press the Ctrl + V hotkey to paste the contents.