How to change the taskbar theme in alienware

Written by edmund lukavics
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When using an Alienware computer with Windows 7, you have the option of setting your desktop and taskbar theme to "Windows 7 Basic," or the more advanced "Aero" theme. The amount of system resources devoted to each theme is different, and changing from "Aero" to "Windows 7 Basic" is a common troubleshooting step when dealing with memory issues. Changing the theme will have an impact on the visual qualities of your taskbar and desktop.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button on the taskbar.

  2. 2

    Click the "Control Panel" shortcut.

  3. 3

    Type "Personalization" into the search bar located on the left side of the window, then click the "Personalization" button that appears.

  4. 4

    Click the theme you want to set the system to under "Basic and High Contrast Themes," then click "Apply." This will enable the new theme.

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