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Windows 7: Lost the use of Aero theme?

11 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Lost the use of Aero theme?

The Aero theme of windows 7 has suddenly stopped working.
I had just updated my video card when it stopped working, it is a Nvidia gtx440.
If any other information is needed please tell me and I'll supply it

Thanks,
Scottie

====Solved====
Did a Repair install to solve the problem.

====UNSolved====
It's been about a month, its back again.

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11 Mar 2012   #2

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you should see a troubleshoot option like this. troubleshoot to see if it solves the problem and post back
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11 Mar 2012   #3

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I have used this method before to no avail, Here is my attempt i just made (attached)

I have also tried the 'change to basic/high contrast and back again' fix. Which also did not work.


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11 Mar 2012   #4
Arc

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In addition,

First, go to services ... (type services in the search bar on start menu, click the result) search for Desktop Window manager there, and see it it is stopped . If so, start it.

You may look at this tutorial Transparency - Enable Full Clear Glass Transparency too.
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11 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Service is enabled. Also, that tutorial is just a mod? not really a fix.
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11 Mar 2012   #6
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scottieburke View Post
Service is enabled. Also, that tutorial is just a mod? not really a fix.
I really dont know a real fix for a DWM related issue other than Repair Install .

But there certainly are other fixes . I asked for more help in this thread ... please wait a bit ... they will come.
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11 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thankyou. I am in no rush.
It is just that now the the basic theme is on stuff like this happens in word or paint, and other Microsoft programs.
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11 Mar 2012   #8

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do a SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and restart if and after it finds violations.
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11 Mar 2012   #9

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Nothing, again.


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11 Mar 2012   #10

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go to my computer>system properties>advanced system settings> on the performance settings, check if you have enable desktop composition and enable transparent glass tick marked
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