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Windows 7: Force Enable Aero in Windows 7

03 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 
Force Enable Aero in Windows 7

  1. Open Registry Editor (RegEdit).
  2. Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
    If the DWM registry key is not found, right click on Windows and then select New -> Key to create new branch and name it as DWM.
  3. In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit value) named UseMachineCheck, and set its value to 0.
  4. In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named Blur, and set its value to 0.
  5. In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named Animations, and set its value to 0.
  6. Restart the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager in Services in Control Panel (type Services.msc in Start Search), or run the following commands in a command prompt with administrator privileges: net stop uxsms
    net start uxsms
  7. Attempt to enable and apply Windows Aero in Windows 7. Restart the computer if required.


How to Force Enable Aero in Windows 7 ?


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03 Aug 2009   #2

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

If my memory serves me correctly, this is the same "hack" that was published in the early Vista days -- claiming to do the same for Vista.

From what I recall, this DID work in the few instances where you had a video chipset that supported Aero, and the Aero-enabled video driver, but for some unknown reason, you weren't being offered Aero effects.

I have the infamous Intel 915 chipset, and, as with the Vista hack, I can CONFIRM, that this one does not work, either. I know, I just tried it.
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03 Aug 2009   #3

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

I second the last post.

Plus a warning.

Doing this hack on a non DX9 capable Graphics card can result in black screen,
and you having to clean install windows.

Just so you know.
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15 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Can u help me plz. I tried it on my Dell Dimension E310 computer which I upgraded to Windows 7 but origionally had Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. It has a Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset.
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17 Sep 2013   #5

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kjmitchell98 View Post
Can u help me plz. I tried it on my Dell Dimension E310 computer which I upgraded to Windows 7 but origionally had Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. It has a Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset.
Hi kjmitchell98,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Kindly create a new post with the detailed description of the issue. So others users as well can see the same and assist you with the issue.

Kindly update your system specs here by following this.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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