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Windows 7: Windows 7 Aero can't work

20 Feb 2012   #1
themaker

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows 7 Aero can't work

Hello

I have to thanks to pebbly for helping me a lot.

I found a driver and update for my radeon 9600 (128 mb) card and aero can't work , i tried with regedit , with "Fix problems with aero and transparency"

Is there any hack to force aero on windows 7 that 100 % works ?

Thanks , sorry for bad english.


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20 Feb 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themaker View Post
Is there any hack to force aero on windows 7 that 100 % works ?
Well, according to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, you should not be having a problem with your graphics card.

Windows 7 Compatibility for ATI Radeon 9600 128MB Graphics Card: ATI. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Where did you get your driver from? Have you tried the manufacturer's support site or your computer manufacturer's support site?

Windows 7 Updates is normally pretty good at finding drivers that work too.
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20 Feb 2012   #3
themaker

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themaker View Post
Is there any hack to force aero on windows 7 that 100 % works ?
Well, according to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, you should not be having a problem with your graphics card.

Windows 7 Compatibility for ATI Radeon 9600 128MB Graphics Card: ATI. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Where did you get your driver from? Have you tried the manufacturer's support site or your computer manufacturer's support site?

Windows 7 Updates is normally pretty good at finding drivers that work too.
DOWNLOADED FROM OFFICIAL SITE
I downloaded driver for vista and it couldn't work , so i downloaded XP driver and ran in XP compatibility mode...
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20 Feb 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Further investigation reveals that ATI do not offer Windows 7 support for the ATI Radeon 9600 graphics driver , so the Windows Compatibility Center wants updating as it is giving wrong advice.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...w_vista32.aspx

That said, if you can't get the Vista driver to work either, I can only suggest you upgrade to a graphics card that is compatible with Windows 7.

I suspect that the graphics RAM of 128MB is probably the reason why it won't give you Windows Aero.
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20 Feb 2012   #5
themaker

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Further investigation reveals that ATI do not offer Windows 7 support for the ATI Radeon 9600 graphics driver , so the Windows Compatibility Center wants updating as it is giving wrong advice.

ATI Catalyst

That said, if you can't get the Vista driver to work either, I can only suggest you upgrade to a graphics card that is compatible with Windows 7.

I suspect that the graphics RAM of 128MB is probably the reason why it won't give you Windows Aero.
It says that my graphic card support aero , look this picture , this is what it says :

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20 Feb 2012   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Yes, it is suggesting that the card manufacturer may have a compatible driver, but if you took the time to check the link I gave you, you will see that ATI Radeon does not have a Windows-7 compatible driver for the Radeon 9600.

Time to get a better graphics card that IS compatible with Windows 7.
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20 Feb 2012   #7
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themaker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themaker View Post
Is there any hack to force aero on windows 7 that 100 % works ?
Well, according to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, you should not be having a problem with your graphics card.

Windows 7 Compatibility for ATI Radeon 9600 128MB Graphics Card: ATI. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Where did you get your driver from? Have you tried the manufacturer's support site or your computer manufacturer's support site?

Windows 7 Updates is normally pretty good at finding drivers that work too.
DOWNLOADED FROM OFFICIAL SITE
I downloaded driver for vista and it couldn't work , so i downloaded XP driver and ran in XP compatibility mode...
Dear themaker,
I too am in the same leaky boat called "No real support for AMD Radeon Graphics Driver upgrade for Win.7 OS. We have to make do with a Vista or Worse XP compatible drivers"
I am quoting from ATI Catalyst
"Note: AMD’s DirectX 9 ATI Radeon graphics accelerators are not officially supported under Windows 7. If the user chooses to, they can install the ATI Catalyst Windows Vista graphics driver under Windows 7. Please be aware that none of the new Windows 7 graphics driver (WDDM 1.1) features are supported (as the Windows Vista level graphics driver is limited to WDDM 1.0 level support). Using the ATI Catalyst Windows Vista driver under Windows 7 is not officially supported by AMD, and as such AMD will not provide any form of customer support for users running in this configuration" unquote.

Anyway here's the hack:

1)Open RegEdit.
2)Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
3)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
4)In the right details panel, create a new DWORD (32 bit value) named UseMachineCheck, and set it's value to 0.
5)In the right details panel, create a new DWORD (32 bit) value named Blur, and set it's value to 0.

6)In the right details panel, create a new DWORD (32 bit) value named Animations, and set it's value to 0
7)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
8)Now attempt to enable and apply Windows Aero in your Win.7 Ultimate 32-bit.
9)Restart.
I am suggesting this hack purely b'cause you asked for it! Praise me by crediting me if the hack works and you can curse me too if it does not!
PS: Create a Restore point before you try the suggested hack.
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20 Feb 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Hello, sreedhav.

Thanks for the support on this one, it was something I wasn't aware of.

Let's hope it works and saves the OP a bit of cash.
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20 Feb 2012   #9
themaker

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themaker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post

Well, according to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, you should not be having a problem with your graphics card.

Windows 7 Compatibility for ATI Radeon 9600 128MB Graphics Card: ATI. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Where did you get your driver from? Have you tried the manufacturer's support site or your computer manufacturer's support site?

Windows 7 Updates is normally pretty good at finding drivers that work too.
DOWNLOADED FROM OFFICIAL SITE
I downloaded driver for vista and it couldn't work , so i downloaded XP driver and ran in XP compatibility mode...
Dear themaker,
I too am in the same leaky boat called "No real support for AMD Radeon Graphics Driver upgrade for Win.7 OS. We have to make do with a Vista or Worse XP compatible drivers"
I am quoting from ATI Catalyst
"Note: AMD’s DirectX 9 ATI Radeon graphics accelerators are not officially supported under Windows 7. If the user chooses to, they can install the ATI Catalyst Windows Vista graphics driver under Windows 7. Please be aware that none of the new Windows 7 graphics driver (WDDM 1.1) features are supported (as the Windows Vista level graphics driver is limited to WDDM 1.0 level support). Using the ATI Catalyst Windows Vista driver under Windows 7 is not officially supported by AMD, and as such AMD will not provide any form of customer support for users running in this configuration" unquote.

Anyway here's the hack:

1)Open RegEdit.
2)Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
3)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
4)In the right details panel, create a new DWORD (32 bit value) named UseMachineCheck, and set it's value to 0.
5)In the right details panel, create a new DWORD (32 bit) value named Blur, and set it's value to 0.

6)In the right details panel, create a new DWORD (32 bit) value named Animations, and set it's value to 0
7)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
8)Now attempt to enable and apply Windows Aero in your Win.7 Ultimate 32-bit.
9)Restart.
I am suggesting this hack purely b'cause you asked for it! Praise me by crediting me if the hack works and you can curse me too if it does not!
PS: Create a Restore point before you try the suggested hack.


I tried this million times and cannot work :/
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20 Feb 2012   #10
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote" i tried this million times and cannot work :/ "unquote.

Have you checked your Windows Experience Index score? It should be above 3 for anything to work! Mine's 5.2,by the way.


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