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I lost the 60's Desktop Theme.  It changed into the Underwater Theme.  How can I get it back?
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Question by:Mandolin
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by:Libidinous
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Open the Control Panel. Select "Add and Remove Programs". Select the "Windows Setup" tab. Highlight "Desktop Themes" then press the "Details" button. Put a check in the box next to "The 60's USA" tab and press the "Ok" button. Press ok again and it should install it. Make sure you have your Windows 98 CD in the CD drive. That should do it.
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by:larbel
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If it's there before, then it's installed in the system...  Should the proposed answer doesn't solve your problem, then reject the answer to reopen the question.

Try this, Contol Panel>Desktop Themes  There you can pick whichever theme you like.  Did it change to Underwater theme automatically?  If so, you might want to uncheck the 'rotate theme monthly' checkbox.
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by:Mandolin
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I tried that all morning.  The 60's Desktop Theme still appears as the underwater theme.  I even went to Windows Explorer to Windows/System and clicked on icon for 60's and it pulled up the underwater scene, not the tie-dye.  
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by:Mandolin
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Could I have changed settings without realizing it???  
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larbel earned 100 total points
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Well, it could happen if you accidently modified the settings and clicked to save as under Desktop Themes but very unlikely.  If you clicked on the icon for 60's yet is underwater, then it's modified...  Not sure why and how this would happen for sure.

Make sure the 'rotate theme monthly' checkbox is not checked.  Then under Add/Remove>Windows Setup deselect the 60's and OK.  Go into C:\Program Files\PLUS!\THEMES and delete the 60's theme if it's still there.  Open Add/Remove again to reinstall, it should solve your problem.
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by:Mandolin
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Excellent!  I have restored the theme by following your advice about first removing all and then adding again.  It worked great! Kudos to you, larbel.  Thanks.
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by:larbel
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Glad that I could help :>
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