Windows XP Theme & SP3




I just installed Windows XP Pro SP3, and when I rebooted, my display theme
reverted back to the old Windows 2000 classic theme. The original Windows
installation was Windows XP Pro SP2, so there's never been any hint on this
computer of Windows 2000. The display theme does indicate it is set to
Windows XP (the default blue theme). I even tried to change it to Olive Green
then to Blue again hoping to trigger a change, but no success.

Is this an SP3 issue or is there something I can change in my configuration?





More info:

The Windows XP Style selection under Windows and Buttons in the Appearance
tab of the Desktop Properties dialog box is missing. Only Windows Classic
Style is there. This was there before installing SP3.

I also noticed another issue, when dragging a window the window's display
during the drag operation is not "smooth". Rather it is jittery, and seems to
repaint in a kind of a "wavy" way.


Check Kelly's Korner -

Why does Windows XP Style change to Windows Classic Style?

Windows/Buttons Greyed Out under Appearance and/or Windows XP Style Changes
to Windows Classic (Line 214)

Troubleshooting Themes in Windows XP
Themes (Won't Load or only Windows Classic is listed)

Restore Luna Theme (Line 187)

Restore Themes Functionality (Line 187)

Windows/Buttons Greyed Out under Appearance Line 214

Stuck in Classic View? (Line 271)

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