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Windows 7: My taskbar is stuck on classic.

24 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
My taskbar is stuck on classic.

So I just installed Windows 7 last night, and as I logged on, my taskbar looked like Windows Classic Taskbar with windows 7 abilities. I can't change it for some reason, each theme I try is Windows Classic. Aero theme doesn't work, but aero peek does.

Anyone have any idea how to fix it?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenkon View Post
So I just installed Windows 7 last night, and as I logged on, my taskbar looked like Windows Classic Taskbar with windows 7 abilities. I can't change it for some reason, each theme I try is Windows Classic. Aero theme doesn't work, but aero peek does.

Anyone have any idea how to fix it?
Looks like your on Windows 7 Basic correct?

Did AERO work last night? Did you have transparency?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenkon View Post
So I just installed Windows 7 last night, and as I logged on, my taskbar looked like Windows Classic Taskbar with windows 7 abilities. I can't change it for some reason, each theme I try is Windows Classic. Aero theme doesn't work, but aero peek does.

Anyone have any idea how to fix it?
Looks like your on Windows 7 Basic correct?

Did AERO work last night? Did you have transparency?
I have windows 7 home premium, and no, right off the bat I had windows classic on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenkon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenkon View Post
So I just installed Windows 7 last night, and as I logged on, my taskbar looked like Windows Classic Taskbar with windows 7 abilities. I can't change it for some reason, each theme I try is Windows Classic. Aero theme doesn't work, but aero peek does.

Anyone have any idea how to fix it?
Looks like your on Windows 7 Basic correct?

Did AERO work last night? Did you have transparency?
I have windows 7 home premium, and no, right off the bat I had windows classic on.
Can I have your System Specs...more specifially what Graphics Card you have?

It is one of these three issues:
1. You need the correct driver for your Graphics Card
2. Your Graphics Card is not good enough
3. Some other issue

Looking forward to your response
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I have a Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corportation - WDDM1.1)
I'm checking for drivers right now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Just did some research and you indeed can run AERO

If you haven't found the drivers already than here they are:
Software License Agreement
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, I'll try it, thanks a lot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenkon View Post
Okay, I'll try it, thanks a lot.
No problem...

some further details...make you to run the driver as an administrator first. When it gets done installing, make sure to reboot. When you get back to the desktop, right click->personalize->choose an AERO theme

Transparency should kick on. Have fun with AERO!

...if not report back and we will see what we can do
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Nothing's changed, Classic is still my only option.

If you want, I have a screenshot of the taskbar.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/517...sicproblem.jpg
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenkon View Post
Nothing's changed, Classic is still my only option.

If you want, I have a screenshot of the taskbar.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/517...sicproblem.jpg
Could you take a screenshot of Device Manager for me? (Have it focused on the Display Adapters part)
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