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Since I upgraded my system to an HD7970, I've been getting weird problems with Windows changing to the Windows 7 Basic theme while I'm typing. It'll be fine for hours, with no issues at all. Then it randomly decides to start doing this, which is really very annoying.
For example, its switched back and forth about 20 times while typing this.

I should mention I'm using my Steelseries 6Gv2 via PS/2. The stock drivers that came with the card & happens no matter where I'm typing.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 1/16/12 at 5:49pm
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Since I upgraded my system to an HD7970, I've been getting weird problems with Windows changing to the Windows 7 Basic theme while I'm typing. It'll be fine for hours, with no issues at all. Then it randomly decides to start doing this, which is really very annoying.
For example, its switched back and forth about 20 times while typing this.


Make sure of these;

 

1. Windows components are updated to the latest.

 

2. UAC turned off.

 

3. HWA is disabled everywhere; Youtube, FlashPlayer, IE, WPM, Chrome et al.

 

4. Turn off remote access; Team Viewer, LogMeIn etc.

 

5. No traces of previous drivers left.
 

 

 

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Does the card not like accelerating regular programs? I use DXVA in Media Player Classic and hardware acceleration in Waterfox. I also have Teamviewer running in the background, but set to only take LAN connections. The previous drivers I had were nVidia (had a pair of GTX560 Ti's).

I turned off bubble notifications in the bottom right and missed the Information one: It says RTSS Service has caused Windows to revert to Basic. I guess its an Afterburner Beta bug. I've shut Afterbuerner and the on-screen display server off and the problem has all but gone away.
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This always happens to me whenever I upgraded an AMD GPU without reinstalling Windows.

I just reinstall Windows.
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Do you know how long it takes to update programs when the fastest speeds you can get are 60kbps between midnight and 7am? Maybe 15-20kbps any other time.
There's no way in hell I'm gonna reinstall Windows.
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