DISPLAY / PERSONALIZATION APPLET
Description: The Personalization Applet (Right-Click the desktop and select Personalize) has been redesigned in Vista and higher to use a series of well-organized, task-oriented pages instead of bare categories. The Personalization page allows you to customize the "look and feel" of your computer. This includes changing the computer's colors, sounds, desktop background, screen saver, font size, and themes. In Windows 2000, XP, and 2003, the Display Properties Applet (Right-Click the desktop and choose Properties) allow you to adjust Themes, Desktop Backgrounds and Icons, Screen Savers, the Appearance, and Display Settings (Screen resolution & Color quality).
Scoping the Issue: Having a problem with one of the Personalization/Display options? If so, you could be running into a driver or hardware issue. The first things to check to confirm this are as follows:
For Aero to function correctly (Vista and higher), your machine must meet the these requirements:
Data Gathering: In all instances, collecting either MPS Reports with the General, Internet and Networking, Business Networks and Server Components diagnostics, or a Performance-oriented MSDT manifest must be done.
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