Windows 10: Can't Change Custom Color

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  1. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
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       29 Dec 2017 #11

    dalchina said: View Post
    You could try re-registering Settings:

    see
    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    and search for Settings to find the Powershell line.

    However there's no guarantee that will solve your problem. If not:
    a. Does this happen if you create a new user for test purposes?
    b. Does this happen in Safe Mode?

    How did you disable Cortana?
    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
    I disabled Cortana, by changing the name of the folder "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy".
    Haven't created a new user yet.
    I'll check to see what happens in Safe Mode.
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  2. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #12

    The same thing happens in Safe Mode.
    I created another account, but I've been going in circles, with the stupid password for the newly created account and can't sing in.
    I've created about 5 different passwords for this new account, but every time I type it in, windows says it's incorrect.

    This is what I get with PowerShell, when trying to get the Settings app.

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    Last edited by Geosammy; 29 Dec 2017 at 04:03.
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  3.    29 Dec 2017 #13

    Ah, you didn't follow the instructions at the start of the section.

    To Re-register a Specific App for Current Account
    1. Open a command prompt.

    2. Copy and paste the command below for the Windows app you want to reset into the command prompt, and press Enter. When finished, you can close the command prompt if you like.

    The same thing happens in Safe Mode.
    - suggests it's not a 3rd party prog interfering.
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  4. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #14

    dalchina said: View Post
    Ah, you didn't follow the instructions at the start of the section.

    To Re-register a Specific App for Current Account
    1. Open a command prompt.

    2. Copy and paste the command below for the Windows app you want to reset into the command prompt, and press Enter. When finished, you can close the command prompt if you like.


    - suggests it's not a 3rd party prog interfering.
    I used command prompt this time and it ran without any problem.

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    However after the command was run.
    The Personalization>Custom Color settings still display the same behaviour.

    Ran Sfc too and it found nothing.

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    I also ran dism.

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    I still have the same behaviour, as shown in my posted video.
    Last edited by Geosammy; 29 Dec 2017 at 05:24.
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  5.    29 Dec 2017 #15

    That doesn't surprise me- depends what the problem is. If you can try with another user, then if that also fails the same way, suggest an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all programs and data and most settings.

    There's an outside possibility of some 3rd party program interference e.g. a shell extension I suppose, easy to test. However you found the problem remained in Safe Mode.
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  6. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #16

    dalchina said: View Post
    That doesn't surprise me- depends what the problem is. If you can try with another user, then if that also fails the same way, suggest an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all programs and data and most settings.

    There's an outside possibility of some 3rd party program interference e.g. a shell extension I suppose, easy to test. However you found the problem remained in Safe Mode.
    I'm not aware of any program that I've installed, which might be adding shell extension modifiers.

    Also when I try to create another account, by going to Settings>Accounts>Family & other people.
    I then select this.
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    This opens.
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    I select, I don't have this person's sign-in information

    This dialog appears once I've made this selection.
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    I've clicked Retry more then half a dozen time and I'm unable to create another account.
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  7.    29 Dec 2017 #17

    Ok, try an in-place upgrade repair install.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    As for shell extensions- you'd be surprised. Anything that adds context menu entries adds a shell extension.
    I doubt that's your problem here though- but some time when this is fixed try running Shellexview or Shellmenuview (free) - purely for education. That's assuming you've installed a program.
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  8. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #18

    dalchina said: View Post
    Ok, try an in-place upgrade repair install.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    As for shell extensions- you'd be surprised. Anything that adds context menu entries adds a shell extension.
    I doubt that's your problem here though- but some time when this is fixed try running Shellexview or Shellmenuview (free) - purely for education. That's assuming you've installed a program.
    I have a system image, from before this started happening.
    Would you suggest I try restoring form this image?
    * * *
    This is what happen, when trying to create USB installation media using the Media Creation Tool.

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    I guess I could try again and see if it works, but this doesn't seem right to me.
    Last edited by Geosammy; 29 Dec 2017 at 14:20.
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  9.    29 Dec 2017 #19

    I can't tell you what your system image restores. If you think it was created when you did not have these problems, try it by all means. I would guess you don't know if you were able to create a new user when that image was created.

    I would suggest trying the in-place repair first, as if that works, your data and programs will be as they are now, and you could still try the system image.
    Last edited by dalchina; 29 Dec 2017 at 15:05.
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  10. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #20

    dalchina said: View Post
    I can't tell you what your system image restores. If you think it was created when you did not have these problems, try it by all means. I would guess you don't know if yuo were able to create a new user when that image was created.

    I would suggest trying the in-place repair first, as if that works, your data and programs will be as they are now, and you could still try the system image.
    As it stands now.
    I'm formatting my USB flash drive, (long format) and then I'm going to try and create the installation media again.
    Yes, I haven't tried creating additional accounts, until you made the suggestion in your previous posts. So I have no idea if I'll be able to create an account, once I run the system image restoration.

    Let me see if I can create the USB media, for doing an in-place repair.

    *fingers crossed*
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