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Guide to Turn on Aero Theme on Windows 7

author Carrie Murray
date Thursday, April 13, 2023

Sometimes you may find your themes of the Windows 7 system can not be changed or the options are greyed out. Below are three workable methods to solve the problem and turn on the Aero theme on Windows 7.

Method 1. Select an Appropriate Theme

STEP 1. Right-click on your desktop, and click Personalization.

STEP 2. Choose one of the themes under Aero Themes section.

Aero Themes

Method 2. Restart the Theme Service

STEP 1. Press Windows + R to launch the run command box.

STEP 2. Type services.msc into the search box and click OK.

Run Command Box

STEP 3. In the Services control panel, right-click on the Themes service and choose Restart.

Restart Themes

Method 3. Enable Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons

STEP 1. Right-click on Computer and select Properties.

STEP 2. In the left panel, click Advanced system settings.

Advanced System Settings

STEP 3. Click the Advanced tab and then click Settings in the Performance section.

Advanced Performance Settings

STEP 4. Tick the Use visual styles on windows and buttons option at the bottom and click OK.

Visual Effects Options