Deleted StarDock, now MacLook won't work

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by DarrylZ, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. DarrylZ

    DarrylZ

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    While deleting some old programs I didn't need in XP Virtual Machine, I also deleted StarDock MyColors. It turns out that this is used for the Macintosh Look for Parallels ("Use MacLook"). How do I get this back? I forgot how ugly XP can be!

    I reinstalled Parallels Tools, and unselected and re-selected Use MacLook but no joy. It seemed to (try to) download something, but no change when clicking or unclicking the menu item. Is there a separate download for StarDock and the Mac theme?

    The world of aesthetics hinges on this crucial download ;)

    Thanks
    Darryl
     
  2. Specimen

    Specimen Product Expert

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    Uninstall Parallels Tools, reboot, install PT again.
     
  3. DarrylZ

    DarrylZ

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    How do I uninstall the Parallel tools? Twice I "reinstalled" the tools, and restarted the VM, but nothing. There's no option I can find to uninstall the tools. Reinstalling the tools again.

    BTW, when you say "Reboot", do you mean the VM, Parallels, or my Mac?

    Thanks
    Darryl
     
  4. Specimen

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    Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs (just like any other program on Windows).

    Reboot the VM/Windows (so all files are removed and settings are applied).
     
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  5. DarrylZ

    DarrylZ

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    Removed Parallels Tools through the control panel, rebooted, installed Parallels Tools, restarted, de-selected View -> MacLook, restarted, selected View -> MacLook, nothing.
     
  6. Specimen

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    By the way, how did you uninstalled Stardock? If you didn't do via the Add/remove Programs that would explain why it isn't reinstalling it, because the programs is registered as being installed.

    From the Add/remove programs, uninstall Parallels Tools and Stardock (if it's there), then reboot and install PT again.

    if this doesn't work, open a ticket with support.
     
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  7. DarrylZ

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    Originally I did remove StarDock through Add/Remove, since I didn't remember installing that program and XP claimed it hadn't been used in a long time, so I removed it through the control panel.

    I'll give your next suggestion a try as well.

    Thanks
    Darryl

    [edit 2013-04-16: Finally I got the MacLook back! Thanks!]
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2013

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