Can't personalise desktop.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by 4208Nef, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. 4208Nef

    4208Nef New Member

    Nov 15, 2011
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    I recently did a system restore on my laptop... HP 625. Windows 7.
    Then I logged in as normal and I've somehow lost the Personalise option on the desktop drop down menu.
    I can't even go into pictures and set a background.
    Also, the Windows 7 theme has completely disappeared and it's changed to a windows classic theme?!

    I had to do the system restore because it wouldn't log in, even though the password was correct.

    It interrupts with the internet speed and looks plain freaking ugly.
    How do I fix this?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Nov 30, 2009
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    Typically a system restore wouldn't have caused such a problem if you've only restored your system to an earlier point in time say within the last several days or so.
    So I'll ask, do you really mean you did a system restore System Restore - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows or did you perhaps reinstall Windows 7 completely using only the Install Media rather than Recovery Disks or Partition.
    In any case it sounds a bit like you have some less than optimal drivers currently installed preventing Windows 7 from realizing the full capabilities of your laptop. So .....
    Go here HP 625 Notebook PC -  Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center pick you installed version of Windows 7 and see what they have in the way of drivers for you computer, paying special attention to Chipset and Video / Graphic drivers although sounds like possibly you should also acquire the drivers associated with your installed network components and the audio driver would probably be a good thing to get while you're there as well.
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