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Windows 7: Cannot enable Aero in Windows 7 RC


10 May 2009   #1

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Cannot enable Aero in Windows 7 RC

I am currently running win 7 release candidate as a virtual pc in virtualbox.
My virtual pc has got 512mb of memory and 128mb of graphics memory, my graphics card is a ati radeon x1650. By some reason i can't enable the aero theme, I click it, but it just remains the Windows 7 basic theme.

What should I do? Please help me


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10 May 2009   #2

Win 7
 
 

You can't get aero effects running in a virtual environment.
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10 May 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Are you sure?
Cause I'm pretty sure I've seen it somewhere.
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10 May 2009   #4

Win 7
 
 

It would have to support directX 3d acceleration, i do not know of a virtual environment that provides that.
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10 May 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
It would have to support directX 3d acceleration, i do not know of a virtual environment that provides that.
It seems like Virtualbox supports 3D acceleration


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10 May 2009   #6

Win 7
 
 

It supports OpenGL acceleration not directX.
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10 May 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
It supports OpenGL acceleration not directX.
Could you explain that please?
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10 May 2009   #8

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by classic44 View Post
Could you explain that please?
Comparison of OpenGL and Direct3D - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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11 May 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, thanks for the great answers
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13 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by classic44 View Post
Could you explain that please?

You can get Linux's effects to work, cause it uses openGL, Windows uses Direct X
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