Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2011 2:59 PM (in response to Proco2020)
I have been installing and uninstalling iTunes for sometime now and have even tried to change the theme but I keep getting the same message.
Doublechecking, Proco ... what's the precise text of the message, please?Lenovo t61 laptop, Windows XP Pro, various ipod models
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2011 11:50 PM (in response to b noir)The color scheme has been changed.
The following program has performed an action that required Windows to temporarily change the color scheme to Windows 7 Basic.
Publisher Apple Inc
Process Indentifier (PID):532
Windows will automatically change the color scheme back to Windows Aero when this program or other programs performing similar actions are no longer running.
Thanks in advance.Windows 7, 64bit
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2011 12:28 AM (in response to Proco2020)Gosh, that is a strange one ... I think I've seen it reported for safari, once, but I'm not 100% sure of that either.
Okay ... I think we might as well try believing the message, to begin with. Since iTunes doesn't normally do this on Windows 7, then it seems possible that there's some subtle damage to your iTunes program files (or the related programs' program files).
Have you tried a complete uninstall/reinstall of iTunes and related software as per the following document?
[Removing and reinstalling iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows Vista or Windows 7|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1923]
If you haven't, and you do, does iTunes start launching without that message?Lenovo t61 laptop, Windows XP Pro, various ipod models
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2011 4:54 AM (in response to b noir)I have uninstalled and installed countless times but followed the instructions on the link provided to ensure that I was doing it correctly and I uninstalled in the order as presented by Apple and checked the c: and all is/was in order.
I restarted my machine and reinstalled iTunes and once again I have the same message.
To say I'm frustrated is a massive understatement.Windows 7, 64bit
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2011 7:20 AM (in response to Proco2020)Googling around a bit, this problem seems to have been reported in relation to qttask.exe
If you have the Quicktime icon in the system tray, try turning it off in Quicktime Preferences>>Advanced tab.
Uncheck "Install Quicktime icon in system tray".
I would be interesting to know if this works for you, but I haven't found a reason for the problem.Dell XPS iPod 20GB iTunes 10.2.1.1, Windows 7, 64 bit SP1
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2011 7:54 AM (in response to polydorus)Sadly the icon isn't in the system tray.
I've done loads of Googling but found nothing other than uninstalling it, which I have done more times that I care to remember.
I've tried compatibility back to Windows 95 and that's not worked either.Windows 7, 64bit
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2011 8:06 AM (in response to Proco2020)What compatibility should it be running in for W7?
It was XP SP3 but I've now changed that to Vista SP2 and still no luck so changed it back again.Windows 7, 64bit
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2011 8:44 AM (in response to Proco2020)All compatibility checkboxes should be unchecked for both iTunes and Quicktime.Dell XPS iPod 20GB iTunes 10.2.1.1, Windows 7, 64 bit SP1
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2011 11:12 AM (in response to Proco2020)
I have this exact issue and more! I have also reinstalled more times than I wish to count. Glad to see I am not the only one!
When I start iTunes on my desktop computer, instantly it switches to Windows 7 Basic Color mode:
"The color scheme has been changed
The following program has performed an action that requires Windows to temporarily change the color scheme to Windows 7 Basic.
Publisher: Apple Inc.
Process indentifier (PID): 3296
Windows will automatically change the color scheme back to Windows Aero when this program or other programs performing similar actions are no longer running."
When I close iTunes, it immediately switches back.
THEN, when I try and move a movie I have recently downloaded ("Tangled (2010)" or "Tron: Legacy") to my iPad (1st edition) or iPod Touch, iTunes tells me these devices are not supported:
"Tangled (2010) was not copied to the iPad "My iPad" because it cannot be played on this iPad."
I get the same message with "Tron". This is only happening with the movies I have downloaded after February. All previously downloaded movies work just fine. I have found when I transfer the new files to my laptop and use iTunes on there, everything works normally.
New for today...
When I plug the iPod Touch into the the desktop computer, iTunes locks up completely. I only get it back when I unplug the iPod.
I have done minimal talking via email with iTunes support. They told me to make sure I had the updated version of everything. I had explained in my original inquiry I had done that already. When I replied as such, I did not get a reply. I sent several messages explaining that I have deleted itunes all together from my computer and reinstalled the program from scratch. Finally, I received a second reply to reinstall iTunes.
Also, I have tried several ways of moving the movies over to the iPad and iPod: dragging/dropping, sync, auto sync. I get the same error message every time.
I am more than a little frustrated with Apple's lack of support and hope someone out there knows something that can be done. PLEASE HELP!
My desktop computer:
Homebuilt with EVGA 58x motherboard
Processor: Intel i7 920 @ 2.67GHZ
RAM: 12 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate w/Service Pack 1
nVidia GeForce GTX 275 1GB GDDR3
HP Pavilion dv6700
Processor: Intel Core Duo T8100 @ 2.10GHZ
RAM: 3 GB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
nVidia GeForce 8400M GS
Thanks in advance,
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2011 10:35 AM (in response to Proco2020)
Have you found a fix for your issues? I have not yet. I would also like to point out I emailed Apple iTunes support again and recieved zero replies in over a week.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2011 9:23 AM (in response to Proco2020)
found the Aero fix....
switch from DirectX to safe Mode (GDI only)
This fixed the Aero Safe mode issue. Although it shouldn't have been an issue in the first place. I don't get it.
I still have an issue with the iPad or iPod not being recognized as viable video sources.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2011 1:41 PM (in response to seabbott)
thank you this worked perfectly
finally a quick time solution to a long time problem
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 6:09 PM (in response to Proco2020)
I have almost the same problem meaning the color scheme in W7 has changed when ..... in my case, safari starts.... it seems that is one effect from many causes, well I dug a bit arround and came across the folowing :
Why are some visual elements being automatically turned off?
If you receive a message that some visual elements, such as window frame transparency, have been turned off, or if you receive a message that the theme has been changed to the Basic theme, one of the following might have happened:
- A program that you're running is incompatible with Aero themes. When this happens, some visual elements are automatically turned off. When the program is no longer running, the visual elements that were turned off are turned on again automatically.
- Your laptop might be running low on battery power. Windows might turn off Aero themes or window transparency to save battery power.
- Your computer's hardware configuration or screen resolution was changed. If you changed your screen resolution, video card, or monitor setup, your computer might no longer meet the minimum recommendations for running Aero themes.
- Your computer doesn't have enough memory to run all of the programs that you have open and also run an Aero theme. If Windows automatically changed your theme to the Basic theme, and you want to change it back to an Aero theme, close some windows to free up memory, and then follow the steps below.
To use an Aero theme
- Click to open Personalization.
- Under Aero Themes, click a theme to apply it to your desktop.
If the troubleshooter doesn't fix the problem, try changing the theme back to an Aero theme.
To run the Aero troubleshooter
To try to get visual elements like transparency running again, use the Aero troubleshooter, which can find and fix problems automatically.
- Click to open the Aero troubleshooter. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
To learn more about the Windows 7 desktop features that use Aero elements, see What is the Aero desktop experience?
I had run the Aero troubleshhoter and got the problem, not sure if will saty like this, but the result of the scan says: Desktop Window manager is disabled, which was fixed by the troubleshooter, I have no ideea if this DWM will stay as fixed, next time I start Safari or not, but give it a try.
Hope this might solve it
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 6:25 PM (in response to Proco2020)
Hi, it seems it doesn't change anything, I tried closing and openning the safari, hoping that the answer I gave earlier was right, it wasn't ...funny for three times safari was closed and open without having any change in windows color scheme , only the fourth time it starts changing back to basic when safari starts, and to aero when I quit safari.
I also tried the solution above (see seabbott ) in which some changes were made to quicktime, THAT is working for safari as well, but as was said it shouldn't be an issue in the first place, didn't get it either.
Sorry for any inconvenience made with my first reply.