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Windows 7: Lost the use of Aero theme?

11 Mar 2012   #1
scottieburke

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
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

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
scottieburke

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

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
scottieburke

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
scottieburke

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
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

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

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Nothing, again.


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11 Mar 2012   #10
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

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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