Author Topic: Avast Free 5.1.889 install changes my Windows XP SP3 style settings  (Read 3837 times)

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Offline UDLSS10

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Today I got a notice from Avast that 5.1.889 was available so I installed it. As requested I let Avast reboot my computer.  When the reboot completed my Windows style settings were changed from Windows XP style to Windows Classic.

This is very annoying (and I believe it has happened with earlier releases) as I have to go to the Display Properties window and reestablish my XP style and colors.

Is this an Avast bug or is there some Avast setting I am missing?


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Re: Avast Free 5.1.889 install changes my Windows XP SP3 style settings
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 08:50:36 PM »
I have never seen this happen and I have been using XP Pro and avast together for almost 7 years.

I also haven't seen this reported in the forums either.

Have you not save the style and colours into your own Modified theme, that way you should simply be able to restore that theme, see image (click to enlarge).
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Re: Avast Free 5.1.889 install changes my Windows XP SP3 style settings
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 09:57:00 PM »
OK, as I stated this is not a big deal, just an annoyance.  I can save my style (as you suggested) or manually change to my XP style.  Easy to do.

Next time I get notified of a pending update to the Avast program, I will reboot my computer, do the Avast update, and reboot again to see if I can reproduce the problem.

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Re: Avast Free 5.1.889 install changes my Windows XP SP3 style settings
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 06:09:30 AM »
I'm going to close this issue as I now believe Avast is not the problem.

I have successfully installed an Avast update on my other computer (an XP3 laptop) without having the problem and I sometimes see the problem when rebooting for other reasons having nothing to do with Avast.

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Re: Avast Free 5.1.889 install changes my Windows XP SP3 style settings
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 02:39:02 PM »
Thanks for the update.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.8.2487 (build 21.8.6586.691) UI 1.0.666/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security