Windows Vista is one of the most stable Windows operating system developed by Microsoft. It is simple to access and the user-friendly interface makes it the choice of many Windows users even in the present era of Windows 7 and 8.
Like all other Windows versions, Windows Vista also allows users to bring personalized settings in the system to customize its looks and features. Vista allows its users to change the default settings so that the display features like the themes, icons and colors can be set as desired. Sometimes users may face Vista problems like being unable to change the display to its default settings once it is changed.
The display problem may persist even after you have followed the necessary procedures and you may have to perform some additional settings to fix the problem. These settings will bring back the Vista’s default display once you restart your computer. The detailed settings instructions are shared below.
- Click on the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click on Appearance and Personalization and select the Folder Options. Click on the tab marked as View and go to the Advanced Settings. Choose the label Show hidden files and folders and click on the OK button.
- Form the Control Panel, click on Personalization and go to Theme. A drop-down window will appear, select Windows Vista and click OK. The settings will bring the theme to default but some icons will remain unaltered.
- In the Personalization window, select Change desktop icons. In the next screen, select every icon you wish to change and click on the Restore default tab. Click OK to confirm.
- Close the window and go to Control Panel again. Click on Computer and select Local Disk. Double-click on the Users folder and then open the folder with your user name.
- Go to the folder AppData and open the folder labeled Local. Inside the folder, locate and right-click on the file labeled IconCache.db and select the option Delete. Click OK to confirm the deletion.
- Exit the Windows Explorer window and empty the recycling bin. Restart the computer to bring the changes into effect.
The simple steps shared above should help you fix the Windows Vista problems associated with the default display. If you have any other Vista problems, contact the Microsoft Support Center and get more assistance.