Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Is Aero Enabler Safe?

16 Oct 2011   #1
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 
Is Aero Enabler Safe?

All right, my new Windows 7 Home Basic (not Premium) has Aero disabled, and I can install the free "Aero Enabler." I installed a theme enabler with no problems.

Has anyone here tried Aero Enabler. and did it work?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
21 Nov 2011   #2
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Wel, nobody answered, so I finally installed Aero Enabler. Although my rig meets all the requirements, it kept insisting that I am not the administrator. I finally deleted it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2011   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

My own experience, having a laptop that will not run Aero, is that with Win7, you either have Aero or you don't.

If you don't have it, while hacking around MAY work, most likely, it will not.

If you want to enhance your desktop and can't run Aero, there are a number of Windows Basic themes you can install.

Also, there is a commercial product, known as WindowBlinds, that will also enhance your desktop experience. I used an older version of this on my laptop and it didn't work well. But, I'm running the newest version and it works fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Nov 2011   #4
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Mark, I'll take a look at Windowblinds. I downloaded an Aero program for XP and installed it on 7, but nothing happened. No harm done, so I just deleted it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2011   #5
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
My own experience, having a laptop that will not run Aero, is that with Win7, you either have Aero or you don't.

If you don't have it, while hacking around MAY work, most likely, it will not.
.
Agree. Have experimented with the enabler with no joy. In other words, it didn't work for me on various systems that it was tried on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2011   #6
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Some of the download sites said that it would only work on Starter editions of Vista and 7, and I have Home Basic. Other sites said that it would work on Basic as well. For me, it didn't.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Is Aero Enabler Safe?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Software Issue After update (Aero, Safe mode boot, Software currupt)
So First off, I am sure most of you who are looking at this will think it is an easy fix, and trust me I wish it was. I have spent the entire day before this post searching for common fixes to issues, with no luck. First off, here is the scenario: I went go get on my PC that has been running...
General Discussion
Lost Aero Theme, BSOD, No Antivirus in safe mode?
Howdy squad... 1. I read the tutorial for posting BSODs, but am unable to comply at this stage. System specs: Windows 7 Pro 64 Mozilla Firefox Nvidia 470 (Fermi card) Core i7 16gigs of Ram
BSOD Help and Support
Aero Not Working - Graphics Card Does Not Support Aero - HELP
Ok so I built myself a new PC and everything was running fine. Then I decided to change the graphics card from an ASUS Radeon HD 6770 to an ASUS Radeon HD6850 1GB. Upon restart and every restart since, the Aero effects do not work. At first I just figured I hadnt got the right drivers. Games...
Graphic Cards
Aero problem - Aero dissapears from personalize
After killing the process of Aero (wich had a memory leak, it was reaching 1 GB by itself and using all of one core). I restarted the Aero process only to be greeted with something like "your performance analisis was reset" (all my windows7 performance scores were reset) also , aero glass...
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:33.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App