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Windows 7: I can only change my background?

26 Aug 2009   #1
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 
I can only change my background?

I'm new to windows 7 and i recently tried to install a theme and the only thing that worked was the background. I looked around and found a tutorial about turning on aero effects. I tried to turn it on but it says:

video driver doesn't support Aero effects

I then tried another tutorial about editing registry files to enable it but that also didnt work. So now im here asking some pros i hope.

Here is my computer info:



thanks.


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26 Aug 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Please fill out your system specs so we know what type of hardware we're dealing with... Have mercy on an old mans eyes .. that screenshot is almost unreadable..
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26 Aug 2009   #3
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

edit: im not sure witch ones i have, im not good with that kind of stuff =/

can you please see the screenshot.

or here:

Windows: Microsoft Windows 7 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Memory (RAM): 1272 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz
CPU Speed: 2930.3 MHz
Sound card: Speakers (Realtek AC'97 Audio)
Display Adapters: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
CD / DVD Drives: E: TSSTcorpCDW/DVD TS-H492A
COM Ports: COM3 | COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 52.1GB | D: 22.4GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 9.7GB | D: 17.8GB
USB Controllers: 4 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make: PX787AA-ABA SR1503WM NA530
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info:
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC. Guppy
Modem: Not detected
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26 Aug 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Your problem is the itegrated graphic controller... its been around since 2004 and does not have sufficient memory to use the Aero interface... I suggest you upgrade your card .. Aero requires a minimum of 256mb video memory to run properly .. I suggest 512mb...

I hope this answers your question

Tom
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26 Aug 2009   #5
multibot

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

Tews has said exactly d correct one even i m also going to tell u so.

it will be better if u plug in a graphics card of min 512 mb memory.
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26 Aug 2009   #6
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

so i will need to buy a new graphics card? are there any graphics cards for 30-50$ that i can buy online?

Also how do i know witch one will fit into my pc. my current graphics card is really small and its green.
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26 Aug 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

check out Newegg.com .... you will need a pci card as your mobo doesnt support AGP or PCIE... You should have no problems finding one @ 40-50 dollars... Good Luck
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26 Aug 2009   #8
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

actually i have an ati radeon graphics card.

but its for windows xp and when i try and install the cd it says try installing standard vga driver.
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26 Aug 2009   #9
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
check out Newegg.com .... you will need a pci card as your mobo doesnt support AGP or PCIE... You should have no problems finding one @ 40-50 dollars... Good Luck
if its not a pain, could you copy and past the urls to some good ones that will work with my computer.

because i see allot and i dont know witch one to choose.
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