Ok so one of my friends had done this and it looked cool and it didn't operate like actually having vista so I said OK and he downloaded it for me. I liked it but for some reason I wanted it removed like a day later. So I go to control panel and click on add or remove programs and I click remove. Then it asked me what components like toolbars, login menues, ect., that I wanted removed. I clicked on everything because I wanted it to go completely back to the way I had it before I downloaded it. So then it asks me to restart my comp. and so I do no problems. When it started back up it said "Windows Vista" and I was like aww fu**. Odd thing is though it gives me my old logg in screen and most of my old appearances but the icons like for control panel, my computer, my documents, ect., stayed in vista style. Also, like if I give it a command such as changing my background, it will say "please wait" in the vista style. As far as I know everything works fine but it just bothers the crap out of me for some reason. One thing I had considered was to do a system restore but then I wondered about my new GPU. If i restored my PC to a time before that installation plus my new power supply, woud anything get all fu**ed up and make me regret ever letting my friend touch my PC? What are my options here guys? Thanks a ton.
Well, there's no reason not to try a system restore. But from what you're saying, I'd guess that Transformation Pack 6 really screwed around with some importaint system files. And it might be better to just reinstall Windows.
Ok so if I did go about re-installing my windows, what all would it affect? Would I have to re install other things like games and I guess then a system restore nor re installing windows would have any negative affect on my new GPU? So are you saying go with the re installing or system restore? Im up for whatever gets the job done. Thanks
The best way to reinstall Windows is to wipe your hard disk. That means you need to back up anything you need onto something else (eg CDs/DVDs/USB sticks), and yes you'll have to reinstall everything.
But system restore shouldn't really cause any problems. The worst thing that is likely to happen is that Windows won't have the right driver for your graphics card, in which case you just have to install one.
Yeah...umm re-installing windows sounds a little too much for someone like me. I don't know how to do shit with computers if you havn't already figured that one out. Well if system restrore won't cause any trouble for me than I'll probably go that route. But about not having the right driver for my graphics card, what do you mean? The last point in which I can restore my PC is feb. 5th and I installed my GPU like on the 21st. That's why I was worried because at that time I didn't have it and I didn't know if it would get confused because it was used to my old integrated one. But I should already have the right "driver" because the thing works.
In short, it's software that tells Windows how to use your graphics card. Without that driver, Windows will work but it won't be able to use the card properly so you can't do things like play games. Installing a driver is easy, you simply download the right one from the manufacturer's website (probably either nVidia or ATi/AMD) and install it like any other software (i.e. run it and keep clicking next...).
So I can system restore back to feb. 5th and then install my graphics card using the installation cd that came with it, then istalling the driver? (without any problems?) If so, thanks a lot that sounds like something I can manage but why must i install it when i do system restore because I never had to before. or is it only when you do something like this?
when you do a system restore it takes your system back to that day .... You didn't have your Vid card installed, then it may take the driver out of the equation ... Best thing to do at this point is Try the system restore. Worst thing that happens is , you have to format and reinstall.... It isn't a hard thing to do ... Don't sweat it. You can get direction on the net on how to do a F&R, Google is your friend. Copy the directions and print them. Then get it done.
I had that pack, the icons and stuff stay for a couple days afterwards of deleting it then they disappear.
Had the same problem.
Try a system repair. That is, inserting your Windows CD and selecting repair operating system. This should replace all your icons, etc back to default.