Which Service controls the XP visual theme?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by BlackScarletLove, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. BlackScarletLove

    BlackScarletLove Status:In Post-Production

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    I recently noticed a lot of services running on my machine, and in an effort to save resources, disabled a lot of them. I did this all by doing research on each one to see which was necessary, so I didn't think I had done anything out of line, but when I restarted, my XP themes were reverted back to the win98 style, see screenshot.

    Does anyone know which of the services provides this style? It's not practical to go through each of them and restart the computer each time...
    See screenshot for list of services I've kept enabled, and which I disabled.

    Also, strangely, I kept Task Scheduler enabled, but when I restarted it wasn't working, and in the Services tab it now says Stopped. How come? I never disabled it.

    Any help is appreciated.
     

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  2. Johnny

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    I don't remember which one it is. I think it was "Themes Service".

    You want to be careful when turning off services. Not knowing what you are doing will damage your machine and make it non bootable.
     
  3. chastity

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    I would suggest as Johnny did and look for theme or theme services and change that setting.

    Second I would suggest taking a look here
    Category:Windows XP Services - Process and Service wiki has that person has done their research to let you know what is safe and not to disable and what you should do
     
  4. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    That is a great site, chastity. And yes, it is "Themes" service.
     
  5. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Glad you found the site useful and glad you got your issue resolved
     
  6. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    It wasn't me who had the issue lol. I don't look for the op of this to post back. I did a google search and found him to be putting the same question on several tech forums.
     
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    chastity Moderator Political User

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    My mistake, didn't pay much attention to name of the op but either way you found the site to be useful which is the important part
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Johnny has other issues.
     
  9. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Lol, you are so right lol.