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Windows 7: Windows 7 Aero Compatibility

11 May 2009   #1
lukeau

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Aero Compatibility

Hey, im new here on the forums.
I joined in hope of someone answering my one question

I have recently downloaded the Windows 7 RC, mainly for the areo visuals etc.
BUT i cannot seem to enable them.
I have tried all the hacks out there on the internet and cannot seem to get it to work.
I have also updated my driver etc.

My PC Specs:
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+ 2.0 GHz
512mb RAM
Nvidia GeForce Mx 440 with agp8x
Windows 7

My question is, with my current hardware, is there anyway to get aero to work?
I have previously had vista and i got aero to work somehow, but i cant remember. lol
Thanks in advance


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11 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi lukeau, welcome to the forums.

What memory has you GFX card got (min required is 128MB)? If you run the WEI (Windows Experience Index) what is the base score you get. WEI needs to be 2.0 or above for Windows to deem you worthy of Aero. See the screenshots i've provided for the registry entry for visual effects & what the default (enabled) setting should be.

Hope this helps







Jeff


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11 May 2009   #3
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Really don't see how you would get aero on that card but here is the tutorial, i would read the comments first.

Hack to Force Enable Aero in Windows 7 My Digital Life
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11 May 2009   #4
lukeau

Windows 7
 
 

it has 128 mb
and my WEI score is 1.0
but the graphics card score is 1.9

is ther anyway to improve the score??
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11 May 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Have you got a screenshot you can upload of your WEI score? What is causing the 1.0?
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11 May 2009   #6
lukeau

Windows 7
 
 

Its the gaming graphics..


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11 May 2009   #7
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

that happens when you card doesn't support pixel shader buy a new one :P
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11 May 2009   #8
lukeau

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
that happens when you card doesn't support pixel shader buy a new one :P
damnnn okay (y) lol
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11 May 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

If you look here - GeForce4 MX | GeForce MX - you will see that your MAX video memory is 64MB which if you managed to get Aero working then it'll struggle.
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11 May 2009   #10
lukeau

Windows 7
 
 

hmm okay.
but i do remember when i had aero working on vista it didnt struggle much at all.

I dont really mind about the memory resources it takes, as long as i have it.

any suggestions to get it?
im completely bummed.
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