Windows will not save theme and color settings (plz help) Tags: Workstations Classic Windows XP Last response: February 3, 2007 6:56 PM in Windows XP Share cenkaetaya January 31, 2007 12:00:15 AM Hi guys, well my dads new high tech workstation that he just updated and prepared for professional work will not save themes as classic or keep his color settings. he sais at work when the optimized the pc that it worked great and as soon as he braught it home this started happening. does anyone know what could be the cause of this? basically everytime he sets the winows to "classic view" as soon as he restarts its back to normal. anyone? my dad is one of those ocd ppl so hes all getting freaked out over it. More about : windows save theme color settings plz edklite January 31, 2007 12:24:06 AM Make sure that the Theme Service is set to Automatic and is Started. Right click My Computer icon/ Manage / Services and Applications /Services / themes>here make sure the "themes" service is on auto and running syfy February 1, 2007 1:00:01 PM I have a similar issue, and I can't seem to fix it. It extends beyond themes and includes my sounds scheme, Screen Saver, etc. They all keep coming back after reboot and it's pretty irritating. I've tried the registry below but to no avail... although it might help the original poster. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. [code:1:ad0e755cc1][HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] "SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"[/code:1:ad0e755cc1] Related resources Taskbar Randomly Switches to Aero Theme color - Forum Windows 7 Can't change theme - Forum Can't save theme . - Forum URGENT PLEASE HELP ! Theme not changing, restricted use on Win7 - Forum Theme Generator for ipaq H5550?? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Rufs February 2, 2007 9:40:40 PM I have the same problem as syfy. Windows doesn't save any of my settings. Extremely annoying. Please help. edklite February 2, 2007 9:59:05 PM can you 2 scan your os partitioin for Ntuser.man and see if your search finds that? Rufs February 3, 2007 11:29:45 AM I did a search and can find no such file. Should I have it? edklite February 3, 2007 6:56:27 PM no if did that may have been the problem, and then you would have needed to change it to Ntuser.dat which you already have on your pc. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumReturning to normal XP desktop colors/ theme ForumHow can I add fonts to Window Color and Appearance? ForumCannot decide between red and blue theme . ForumDo you want to change your windows color scheme? ForumSave XP! Forumcustom color schemes ForumWindows theme changing Forumdelta force problem plz help ForumXP desktop theme problem ForumAero Theme Is Messed Up ForumQuestion about "Royale" theme ForumAsus Geforce GTS250 Dark Knight 1Gb BIOS. Mine doesn't power save ? ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumWindows Defender? ForumWindows XP Will not Allow Access to HDD More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !