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

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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Symptoms
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.
Resolution
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.
Status
This behavior is by design.
Properties

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

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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