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Is there a way I can revert to original all my settings for icons, fonts, themes, and whatever else in XP?
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you could make a new user, then go to C:\\Documents and Settings and rename the folder for the new account, to your account name and rename your old folder as "backup" or something. i think that will do what you are looking for.
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Right click on desktop and select properties. Select Windows XP theme and apply.
    
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Well I really don't want to have to make a new user. Changing back to XP theme only changes the wallpaper for me. My Icons are messed up and they overlap. Its really annoying and I can't find anything in display properties to fix them.
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well you can make the new user, log on with them. then rename their folder with your name. then log back on as yourself (the settings should be fixed then) and then delete the other user
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
Well I really don't want to have to make a new user. Changing back to XP theme only changes the wallpaper for me. My Icons are messed up and they overlap. Its really annoying and I can't find anything in display properties to fix them.

Can't you just delete all your icons and make new ones?
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christiaan View Post
Right click on desktop and select properties. Select Windows XP theme and apply.
*poke poke* *point point*



If you have The Gimp or other software you can make any icon you want, even with pictures of yourself. But make sure it can save as .ico.
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I just erased the icons and started over. Simple enough, but this all came about after installing the Alienware GUI just to see what it looked like. It really screwed up my desktop after I uninstalled it. I still think my bottom taskbar looks smaller or different than before.
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