Windows 10: Can't Change Custom Color

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  1.    29 Dec 2017 #21

    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    BUT: whist you can use that (but don't boot to it)

    - for an in-place repair you boot normally, then run setup.exe from the Win 10 install medium.

    You can rt click and Mount the iso, then run setup.exe

    See tutorial in previous post:
    4. To Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an ISO file

    A) If you have not already, you will need to download a Windows 10 ISO file.

    B) Mount the ISO file.

    C) Run the setup.exe file to start Windows 10 Setup. (see screenshot below)
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  2. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
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       29 Dec 2017 #22

    dalchina said: View Post
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    BUT: whist you can use that (but don't boot to it)

    - for an in-place repair you boot normally, then run setup.exe from the Win 10 install medium.

    You can rt click and Mount the iso, then run setup.exe

    See tutorial in previous post:
    4. To Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an ISO file

    A) If you have not already, you will need to download a Windows 10 ISO file.

    B) Mount the ISO file.

    C) Run the setup.exe file to start Windows 10 Setup. (see screenshot below)
    Okay, thanks for the tips.
    I'm still waiting for the flash drive to finish formatting.
    Once that's finished, I'm going to try again to create the bootable installation media.
    I think I might place the flash drive in a different port this time.
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  3. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #23

    Well, I did the in-place repair using the ISO file, because for some reason, I wasn't able to create a bootable USB flash drive.
    Anyway, everything went well and it was up and running very quickly.
    However,
    this behaviour, as seen in my posted video is still present.

    What the heck?
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  4.    30 Dec 2017 #24

    Hi, following the in-place repair install can you now create a new user successfully?

    As you still have the problem, it's not basic Windows corruption- unless it's something an in-place repair doesn't repair e.g. some registry key.

    It could be - user profile corruption - which an in-place repair won't repair.
    It could be- some interaction with an installed program.

    Therefore I return to the earlier ideas of
    - creating a new user
    - disabling shell extensions (perhaps not all are disabled in Safe Mode).
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  5. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       30 Dec 2017 #25

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, following the in-place repair install can you now create a new user successfully?

    As you still have the problem, it's not basic Windows corruption- unless it's something an in-place repair doesn't repair e.g. some registry key.

    It could be - user profile corruption - which an in-place repair won't repair.
    It could be- some interaction with an installed program.

    Therefore I return to the earlier ideas of
    - creating a new user
    - disabling shell extensions (perhaps not all are disabled in Safe Mode).
    Fortunately, I was able to create another account.
    This custom color change behaviour isn't present with the new user's account.

    I also download shexview and had a look at it, but I really don't know what to look for.
    What do you feel would be my best approach at this point?
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  6.    30 Dec 2017 #26

    This custom color change behaviour isn't present with the new user's account.
    Good- two points of progress- you've now been able to create an account, and now begun a diagnostic process, so the in-place repair seems to have achieved something, if perhaps incidental to the initial problem.

    Best create a system restore point or back up your registry before doing this for extra security. (Shouldn't be necessary but safe practice)
    If unsure on those, research them with a search engine.

    Shellexview:
    1. Make sure Hide All Microsoft Extensions and 32 bit Shell extentions are ticked as shown
    Click image for larger version. 

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    2. click in the area shown in yellow above on empty space
    3. press CTRL A to select all
    4. Rt click an item, click Disable selected items.
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    Now try your bug.

    If bug still present, reverse the above.

    If bug not present, enable half and retry.
    Continue disable/enable until you find the rogue extension.

    A search engine can really help you: i searched for "using shellexview"
    How To: Diagnose PC Issues using ShellExView | Daves Computer Tips
    ShellExView Tutorial 2 - Using ShellExView | Top Windows Tutorials
    How to Disable Shell Extensions with ShellExView: 13 Steps

    - and lots more...

    Note that Shellexview does not list ALL shell extensions, so you can try a similar process with Shellmenuview.

    If that does not help- and it may not then...
    Compare what is running between your two user accounts.(Screenshots can help here e.g. of task manager details etc)Otherwise you're left with a corrupt user profile, and need to start using a new one.

    Note: in general, provided you encounter and notice a problem in time (i.e. not months after it actually occurred, which can happen, using System Restore routinely and regular disk imaging can give you recovery options. But if the problem has been there a long time, well that becomes more difficult.
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  7. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       30 Dec 2017 #27

    This is what shexview looks like, with microsoft and 32bit shell extensions set to hide.
    Can this be possible?

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  8.    30 Dec 2017 #28

    You should turn off "Show 32-bit Shell Extensions" option.
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  9.    30 Dec 2017 #29

    If you have never installed any programs that added shell extensions, and MS ones are hidden, I suppose so... never been in that situation.
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  10. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       30 Dec 2017 #30

    FreeBooter said: View Post
    You should turn off "Show 32-bit Shell Extensions" option.
    Okay.
    Here are the 32bit shell extensions.
    Not much there to look at.

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