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Windows 7: Can't get the taskbar transparency

28 Jun 2012   #1

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Can't get the taskbar transparency

I had bought HP Pavilion dv7 series 2 years ago and it came with windows 7 in it. The tranparency worked. Today I replaced the hard drive and installed new windows from a CD, and apparently the video card doesn't support that anymore? Is video card within a HDD, so I also replaced the video card, or is windows going berserk? How do I get the transparency back?

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28 Jun 2012   #2

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I would say all you did replaced was the hard drive the video card is integrated to your motherboard most likely.
I would recommend you go to this site and download the video card drivers and install them HP Support & Drivers | United States
Jerry
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28 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I allready updated the drivers, problem remained the same.
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28 Jun 2012   #4
whs

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A replacement of a hard drive should not effect the transparency. Check whether your aero is turned on - in Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Window Color and Appearance


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28 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A replacement of a hard drive should not effect the transparency. Check whether your aero is turned on - in Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Window Color and Appearance
Hi,
I can't get to that window. When I click on window color, I get a new window (see picutre below)

And when I click the troubleshot message, after noticing that aero theme can't be loaded, I click next, when this message appears: "The current video card may support Aero with a driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the manufacturer of your computer or video card for a WDDM-compatible driver."
I click next and get to the following window:

I also went to the device manager and tried to manually update the drivers, but is says the drivers are allready most recent.
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28 Jun 2012   #6
whs

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Type 'aero' into Start/Search and go to where the arrows point.


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28 Jun 2012   #7

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Can't get there either....

Edit: Is ti possible that some windows don't support aero theme? Because the widnows I got with the computer were allready installed on it, and the windows I have now are from a CD i got at home.
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29 Jun 2012   #8
whs

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That is strange. Can you go here:


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29 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Nope, there is no such thing on my windows...
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29 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

GOT IT!
The graphics card drviers were, for some reason, not installed.... After I installed them it works.
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