Personalization Panel for Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic implements premium personalization features for low-end Windows 7 Editions. It can bypass restrictions and provides useful UI - same as in Ultimate, for example.
-Desktop Context Menu integration
-Language-independed/Autotranslation: All text labels are from Windows libraries and always be in your native language
- * .theme files support in both Starter and Home Basic. Everything will be applied correct except windows metric for classic themes
-Can change Windows 7 Starter Wallpaper (See notes)
-Can change windows and taskbar colors in Windows 7 Home Basic by two methods with live preview (See notes)
-Useful access to related Control Panel applets
- *.theme files associations handling
- *.msstyles files associations handling
- *.themepack files associations handling (limited to installation at this moment. You can't create own themepacks)
Windows 7 Starter
In Windows 7 Starter you can change wallpaper only where application in elevated mode. If you have no Administrator’s right or cancel UAC prompt, then application runs in RESTRICTED mode. In RESTRICTED mode wallpaper button is disabled.
Please remember: if you change wallpaper in non-restricted mode and then run application in RESTRICTED mode, you can't change screensaver until you run it in non-restricted mode again or not set default wallpaper.
ALSO, you can force restricted mode in Windows 7 Starter using command line:
Also you can modify registry setting
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\winreview_personalization\Command and set it to "PATH\personalization.exe /notelevate"
It can help to avoid UAC prompt, however, it still restricted.
Windows 7 Home Basic
There are two methods of windows colorization:
1. Windows 7 [Patched]
It means DWM colorization algorithm specially broken for partial transparency support in Windows 7 Home Basic. Use it when your aero.msstyles file was patched to force Aero Glass. Such file you can get here: [nowhere]
2. Windows 7 Standard
This is STANDARD mode of colorization. It is used in all versions of Windows 7 by default and recommended to use with non-patched aero.msstyles file. Unfortunately, DWM in Windows 7 HB broken by Microsoft - it fills windows with black color instead of blur. So, this method is not applicable to patched aero.msstyles.
Third-party (non-Microsoft) themes
Remember, you have to use UxStyle (http://www.UxStyle.com) to get Third-party themes support in ANY edition of Windows 7. Some of themes can provide transparency in 7 HB, if they patched by author or by other person.
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