Plus! 98 Themes Are Replaced When You Upgrade to Windows XP

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When you upgrade a Microsoft Windows 98-based computer with Microsoft Plus! 98 themes in use, the current theme is replaced with the default Windows XP theme. The wallpaper is not changed, but themed icons and mouse pointers are changed to the Windows XP defaults.
To return to your Plus! 98 theme:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Appearance and Themes.
  2. Click Change the computer's themes, and then choose the theme you want.
This behavior is by design.

Article ID: 291700 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 17:48:45 - Revision: 2.0

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