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So sick of: "Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance" NEED REAL SOLUTION

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Hey guys, help, I hate this warning. Everytime I run a game or benchmark windows gives me the "Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance" warning and minimizes whatever I was doing. You can select for it not to do it again but I will the next time you restart. I do a lot of overclocking and bechmarking and the warning will cancel whatever test I am doing (especially futuremark tests).

There are a bazillion posts about this on google and most say to uncheck the windows troubleshooting checkbox in action center but this does not work for me, I also saw registry edits that didn't work.

Does anyone have a real solotion??? How can I gunner2.gif "Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance" sniper.gif

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Change to windows classic biggrin.gif
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    I don't think I've seen this message.  Could you post a screenshot?

    The poster above is suggesting to switch to the Classic color scheme (it looks like Windows ME / 2000).  Perhaps you could disable the Desktop Window Manager service instead.  Windows 7 will then use a reduced Aero scheme similar to Windows 8.
 
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Looks like this, and yeah I could change to windows classic I guess but I would hate to have to look at that all the time. What's the Desktop Window Manager?
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    The Desktop Window Manager process/service is the Aero engine that is responsible for the Aero glass effect, rendering windows and the desktop as 3D objects, and caching/automatically redrawing programs so they don't have to do it.  It also moves some of the graphics rendering to the graphics card so the CPU doesn't have to do all the work.

    Something you might want to try before disabling the DWM service is to set a per-program compatibility override for the problematic programs.  To do this, right-click the icon (be it on the desktop or in the Start Menu) for a program you're experiencing this issue with, and click Properties.  Go to the Compatibility tab.  Tick "Disable desktop composition" and click [OK].  When you open that program, the DWM service will temporarily disable itself until you exit the program.

    If you're willing to experiment to see if the dialog can simply be suppressed (since everything keeps working fine if you simply click "Keep current color scheme"), I'm willing to help you try some things.  If you want to try this, download Process Explorer.  Next time you see the dialog, launch Process Explorer, drag the "crosshair" button on its toolbar (it is the last button on the toolbar) and drop it on the "Do you want to change the color scheme" dialog.  Process Explorer should highlight the program responsible for the message.  Post back with a screenshot of Process Explorer with the highlighted (selected) program.
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