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Windows 7: Re enabling certain Windows features


24 Nov 2013   #1

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Re enabling certain Windows features

Hi all, I once ran into an article on here where it listed things to do for a drive that is getting dangerously full. It has LOTS of steps and was very detailed. Some that I remember: Disabling Aero, disabling the windows splash screen. I know there were a lot more, too. I need to find that article again because I would like to re enable at least Aero and the splash screen, in particular. If I remember correctly, there were a lot of things changed in my Services. I tried to re enable Aero myself but the "typical" way of doing it doesn't work and it errors. So I'm assuming however it was that I did it was done at a deeper level. Can anyone help me find this article so I can go and redo some of the things I did.


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24 Nov 2013   #2

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... Is this what you are looking for .... If not scroll down to the bottom of the page in the Link below you may find it there ....

Optimize Windows 7
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24 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Actaully, no. I found that page earlier. I overlooked it because it wasn't the same page. However, I've found it useful in retrieving my splash screen (forgot it was in msconfig - duh). Anyway, I still can't get Aero back. I followed every step here: Transparency - Enable or Disable The problem is when I click on Window Color in Personalization, I do not get the screen they are showing. Instead I get this. What should I do?


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24 Nov 2013   #4

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... Open the Control Panel and then click on Troubleshooting ... Click on Display Aero Desktop Effects ... Follow the wizard by clicking on next .... Let me know how that goes ..
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24 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi there ... Open the Control Panel and then click on Troubleshooting ... Click on Display Aero Desktop Effects ... Follow the wizard by clicking on next .... Let me know how that goes ..
Troubleshoot Couldn't Identify the Problem...

Found this: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/ae...ts_not_working

And apparently my video card doesn't support aero... I have a 2GB Radeon 7850. This makes no sense. I check my drivers and everything is current
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24 Nov 2013   #6

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I agree it should work fine ... Read the Link below it might be the only way to get this issue sorted .. I would be very careful though .. When working with the Registry ...

How to enable Windows 7 Aero theme?
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24 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks. I am guessing the service “Desktop Window Manager Session Manager” was one that I disabled during the tutorial I mentioned in my original post. I started it and all is well now.
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24 Nov 2013   #8

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Great news really glad you got it sorted
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25 Nov 2013   #9

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

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