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Windows 7: DWM doesn´t work

04 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
DWM doesn´t work

Hey guys,

If you think that this is the first thing i´m doing to solve this problem, well no.
I tried almost every solution i could find on youtube, but still DWM won´t work and i hate the ugly standard theme.
But the part where i always get stuck is this, when i go to services to check if DWM is disabled i look for Desktop Windows manager.
But the strange thing is, it isn´t on that list =S
Now i am not a PC-expert and i just wouldn´t know what to do about this.
If you have any solutions or tips, please share them with me.

Peace, SilentSunday

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05 Nov 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

From your post it is clear that you have tried all the available tricks to activate aero ... but all failed . So you may try another one trick ( few years ago this trick enabled aero in my cousin sister's computer , and it was done by me ; not sure whether it will work for 7 or not ) .

Download a trial of TuneUp Utilities (2011 version . The olders dont work with win 7 themes ) and install it . Now download a third party theme from Browsing Visual Styles 7 on deviantART . Now open Tuneup, Cilck on Customize Windows tab , and Personalize the appearance link thereto .

In the resulting window, there is inference at the bottom of the left pane, click on visual style link there .

Now click on the Add button, select " load visual style from a file, browse to your downloaded theme (to the msstyle file), and when it is loaded, click on apply .

I expect it should work . Whatever it may be , post back the result .

EDIT: If it enables aero, you may easily uninstall Tuneup then .

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