I did a fresh install of Windows yesterday and for the first first few reboots, all Aero features were working fine (once I had installed my Nvidia drivers
, of course). But for some reason now, a few of the features are broken.
If I for example click the File Explorer shortcut on the superbar, it doesn't open with a cool effect, it just "appears" simply - as if I'm using Aero Basic. Aero Snap works, but the sort of "pulse" or "circle" effect you get around the mouse pointer, doesn't appear. Also when I minimize a window, it simply disappears, instead of the cool effect it usually is.
And yet, Aero Peek works, as does the "Win Key + Tab" window selection AND the full Aero Glass / Transparency effects.
I've already looked under "Adjust performance" settings, Windows had already select all of the Aero effects for me, the only unticked thing was "Save taskbar thumbnail previews".
I've also already ran the Aero troubleshooter with no success.
My WEI is 7.4 and my specs are as follows:
Intel Core i7 3770K
128GB SSD (1.5TB HDD)
8GB RAM (1600Mhz)
Nvidia GTX 560Ti
At first I thought this could be due to my manual setting of the page file (a low 512MB minimum 1024MB maximum) however I can confirm that letting Windows manage my page file again (and rebooting afterwards) has not solved the problem.
It's very annoying having a half-baked Aero experience and I hope you can help me with it.