Aero Hack on Intel 915 ? Using SP 1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jashsayani, May 1, 2008.

  1. jashsayani

    jashsayani MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    I am tired of the normal theme. I just want Aero Glass on my Vista Home Premium SP1 now.... I have a Intel 915 graphic card.
    Any hack to get Aero Glass working..?
     
  2. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    I dont think that there is a straight forword way to turn Aero Glass on Vista Premium, unles you do some some editing of the windows...
    It is much easer to install ultimate that has Aero capability.
    The Intel 915 supports Aero, you dont need any special drivers for it to work.
    Peploe have been using Aero on much older chipsets and graphic cards.
     
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  3. offon7544

    offon7544 MDL Expert

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    #3 offon7544, May 1, 2008
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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ MICROSOFT \ WINDOWS \ DWM \
    change COMPOSITION value to 1
    change COMPOSITIONPOLICY value to 2

    This work on RC so ....
     
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  4. nijel

    nijel MDL Junior Member

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    Are you guys sure about that? As far as I remember its a graphics driver problem. Intel said they wont make Aero capable driver for 915. There was a petition to Intel to make that driver.
     
  5. offon7544

    offon7544 MDL Expert

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    This regedit method is for card that are AERO capable (It's for vista Home)
     
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  8. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    @FuzzyMaster Thanks for clearing that up. Nice answer :D
     
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  9. jashsayani

    jashsayani MDL Novice

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    @FuzzyMaster

    I had heard that 915 does not have a WWDM and so it cant support Aero. And as of the Stardock apps, I have been using them from a while.

    I had also seen some people running Aero on a 915 so I posted this thread. Anyways, I guess I will change my graphic card.
     
  10. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    Its a bit off topic but TBH install windows 7 and it will work fine.
    7 is a lot faster, runs almost as good as xp, sometimes better.
    I am currently upgrading all PC's/laptops in the house to it.