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Themes - Windows 7 Service

Provides user experience theme management.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Themes
Service name:Themes
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\themeservice.dll
Error control:normal
Group:ProfSvc_Group
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Themes service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Themes fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Themes service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Themes

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreThemesWindows7.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the themeservice.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.