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Windows 7: Windows 7 aero effects on windows XP?

03 Feb 2012   #1
Chalky Emultion

 
Windows 7 aero effects on windows XP?

hi,
when in windows 7 i close/open or i maximize/minimize windows, they do a very nice effect.
Is there a tweak for windows xp that enable those aero effects? i'm using BorderSkin but it doesn't do that..

(sorry for bad english!)


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03 Feb 2012   #2
xichael

 
 

WindowBlinds might have what you're looking for: stardock.com/products/windowblinds
Or possibly Rainmeter: rainmeter.net
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04 Feb 2012   #3
Arc

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Windowblinds (that xichael suggested) can make it look like 7, with appropriate themes, but it will not add the other aero effects that you mentioned .
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05 Feb 2012   #4
Chalky Emultion

 

ok, thank you.
i will try it
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05 Feb 2012   #5
logicearth

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You should really avoid trying to put Aero-like UI on Windows XP. Unlike Windows 7 where Aero is handled by the GPU exclusively Windows XP lacks the infrastructure to handle Aero-like UI on the GPU.
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09 Feb 2012   #6
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You should really avoid trying to put Aero-like UI on Windows XP. Unlike Windows 7 where Aero is handled by the GPU exclusively Windows XP lacks the infrastructure to handle Aero-like UI on the GPU.
so Aero-like effects on XP will decrease a lot system performance?
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