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Windows 7: AERO Registry Entries

29 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
AERO Registry Entries


Recently I got a new machine and started tweaking it to lower the RAM usages. Unfortunately I did so before I fully experienced Aero. I have fiddled with compiz in Linux before, but I didn't get to experience Aero all the way.

The way I permanently disabled it was by regedit. I don't remember what the entry was!
It was one single entry that, I think, disabled all Aero's super effects. Is there a list of registry entries to check so I can turn all of Aero back on?

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29 Aug 2010   #2

Win7 HP 64bit

If you haven't modded your system to far in other directions I would sugget doing an sfc/ scannow which will reset your registry and default your system files.

Can you not remember (says Mr. Memory Man ) where you got the original link to change the registry entry anyway?
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29 Aug 2010   #3

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna

Hello and welcome to the forums, Unitron6991.

Always, Always remember to backup the registry. Try going to the link -> here

but instead of disable as it says put to 1 to enable them, also have you tried right-clicking desktop -> personalize -> Windows Color: enable transparency?
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29 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Got it.

Turns out it wasn't the registry....

I started poking about checking to see what services were disabled.
It was:

"Desktop Window Manager Session Manager"

clicked->Start service

Instant awesome.

Thanks for your help.
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29 Aug 2010   #5

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna

Heh, glad ya figured/fixed it.
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