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Article ID: 306509 - Last Review: January 12, 2015 - Revision: 2.0

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When you are using a command prompt, the Command Prompt window is not displayed with the Windows XP theme. Instead, the Command Prompt window uses the Windows Classic theme.


The Command Prompt window runs under the Client Server Runtime System (CSRSS), which cannot be themed.


This behavior is by design.

Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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