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Windows 7: Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects

01 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects

I know there are many other people having this same problem...

I just recently upgraded Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista Home premium. When I "upgraded" though I chose to completly reinstall my OS.

Anyways I used to have transparency, but when I try to get that same effect it says

"The current video card may support Aero with a driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the manufacturer of your computer or video card for a WDDM-compatible driver."

and then when I try to troubleshoot it says "Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects" . I've tried the "Fix it" options, but that doesnt work.

I just don't see how transperancy would work on vista but not with windows 7... do I seriously have to purchase a new video card?



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01 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Have you installed the latest motherboard drivers and video card drivers?
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01 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Your video card manufacturer's support page should have the latest drivers that you can download and install.

Don't forget, because you carried out a clean install you will need to re-install your hardware drivers. Windows 7 does have a huge driver data base, but as Device Manager only lists a standard vga adapter, installing the manufacturer's drivers should solve your problem.

Windows 7 compatibility list here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx
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01 May 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Locketi View Post
I know there are many other people having this same problem...

I just recently upgraded Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista Home premium. When I "upgraded" though I chose to completly reinstall my OS.

Anyways I used to have transparency, but when I try to get that same effect it says

"The current video card may support Aero with a driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the manufacturer of your computer or video card for a WDDM-compatible driver."

and then when I try to troubleshoot it says "Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects" . I've tried the "Fix it" options, but that doesnt work.

I just don't see how transperancy would work on vista but not with windows 7... do I seriously have to purchase a new video card?

No, you shouldn't buy a new one, yours supports Aero but you have to install the driver
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01 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Have you installed the latest motherboard drivers and video card drivers?
Motherboard drivers? I haven't a clue what that is.

I'm currently on campus and I don't have any of my setup CDs with me, but hopefully it's safe to assume that I can reinstall my drives from those CDs that came with the computer (?)
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01 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Your video card manufacturer's support page should have the latest drivers that you can download and install.

Don't forget, because you carried out a clean install you will need to re-install your hardware drivers. Windows 7 does have a huge driver data base, but as Device Manager only lists a standard vga adapter, installing the manufacturer's drivers should solve your problem.

Windows 7 compatibility list here: Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads
I've googled my computer's specs and it said the graphics hardware is NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT . Is that a video card; would it be safe to install from the Windows 7 site or should I just wait till I get home to install all the drivers from the disks?
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01 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
No, you shouldn't buy a new one, yours supports Aero but you have to install the driver
Fill your system specs first
http://www.sevenforums.com/profile.php?do=extra
I've filled in as many specs as I could.
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01 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Download your video drivers here: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Generally speaking it's best to use the manufacturer's drivers, but in the absence of those it won't hurt to try the ones supplied by Windows.
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01 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Download your video drivers here: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Generally speaking it's best to use the manufacturer's drivers, but in the absence of those it won't hurt to try the ones supplied by Windows.
Ok, I'll try that right now and will report back.

Edit-
Great! Effects are working now. Thanks everyone for your help!
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01 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome. Glad to be of help.
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