Enable aero on supported video cards..?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by username1, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. username1

    username1 MDL Novice

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    Is there any hack out there that actually works? there's TONS of treads about this all over the web I want to know if there are any hacks for it. :/ cause I want aero on my windows 7.

    ~thanks
     
  2. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    I assume you have updated your video card driver?
     
  3. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    If you updated your video card, simple go to Start Menu, right-click on computer and select Properties.
    Click on the Windows Experience Index and recalculate it, if your video card is compatible aero will be enabled (you may have to reboot to take effect).

    No hacks or tricks, it worked for me.
     
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  4. username1

    username1 MDL Novice

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    Yes, and also none of the tricks of getting aero worked..any other possible ways?
     
  5. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    #5 Reign_Of_Freedom, Nov 13, 2010
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    Did you do the Windows Experience Index test/recheck?

    Edit: It's also possible that you have a Hardware Issue. Ex. Video Card going out or the monitor.
     
  6. urie

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    He could also be running starter edition.
     
  7. Micro

    Micro MDL Junior Member

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    Using any of the Basic and High Contrast Themes diables Aero.
    And there is this also - (sorry, not enough posts to post a link)

    Use below registry hack to force enable Aero Windows 7.

    Enable Aero in Windows 7 with Registry Hack
    1. Click on Start and type regedit at run

    2. Now Navigate to the following registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
    3. In the right details pane, create following Three DWORD (32-bit value) entry

    UseMachineCheck, and set its value to 0.

    Blur, and set its value to 0.

    Animations, and set its value to 0.

    4. Close Regedit

    5. Click on Start and type CMD with administrative Priviliges

    6. Now type following command

    Net Stop uxsms

    Net Start uxsms

    Above command will stop and start Desktop Window Manager Session Manager.

    7. Now Attempt to Enable Aero by right clicking on desktop-> Personalize ->Windows Colors.

    This Registry Hack to enable Aero in Windows 7 can also be used on Windows 7 install on Virtual Machine like Virtual PC 2007 but this wont work on Vmware Player which doesn’t have DirectX 9 or support physical machine video Drives.
     
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  8. username1

    username1 MDL Novice

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    #8 username1, Dec 4, 2010
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    @Micro that hack is posted like everywhere.. it doesn't work : (
    anyone else has any ideas?
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    my video card is a Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver with normally doesn't support the aero graphics , I am trying to find a way for it to enable aero.
     
  9. triggat

    triggat MDL Member

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    I don't believe your video card is compatible with aero and as far as I know the only way you will get aero is by updating your video card [as mentioned above]....no hacks will get it done.
     
  10. idsk

    idsk MDL Junior Member

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    you need a WDDM driver for it, which is mandatory for running aero (because of virtualization of some graphic stuff..)
    if you got a too old graphic card, Intel doesn't provide such driver mostly because of hardware specs
    i was facing the same issue on an old Vaio with a Intel 915GM graphic card