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Windows 7: Aero Disable After Catalyst Update

24 Aug 2012   #1
RedGoblinz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Aero Disable After Catalyst Update

This has happened before, and what I did was just roll-backed everything. I thought I should just wait it out, wait for a newer driver to come out and maybe it'll be resolved, but I guess I was wrong.

My previous version was 12.3, updated to 12.8. The aero theme just disappeared after the update (even before restart), I tried restarting, still the same. Another thing to note is when I open the CCC, it doesn't show the menus.



I ran the Aero troubleshoot, and it says that DWM wasn't running/disabled, but I checked my processes and dwm.exe was running. It also said that my bit depth is set too low, but everything seems fine to me, I'm not sure how I can check this without going into CCC.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64, .NET is installed. What's going on?
Thanks for any help
I apologize for the large picture.


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24 Aug 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum.

Have you tried manually applying a aero theme from > Right click > Personalize > Aero Themes?
Have you tried re running WEI?

Post back for further suggestions
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24 Aug 2012   #3
RedGoblinz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I have, WEI is up to date.
When i try to apply the Aero theme manually, it still stays as the Basic theme
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24 Aug 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Re-install the driver?
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24 Aug 2012   #5
RedGoblinz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Will get back to you.
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24 Aug 2012   #6
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Waiting
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24 Aug 2012   #7
RedGoblinz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

...Didnt work. Uninstalled, restarted, installed. Still the same, doing a re-run for WEI, gonna try rebooting after that.
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24 Aug 2012   #8
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Run the troubleshooter once again and let it apply the changes.
Catalyst 12.8 Disabled Aero
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24 Aug 2012   #9
RedGoblinz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ran before reboot, results:
Colour depth is set too low (Not Fixed)
Desktop Window Manager is disabled (Detected)

In services.msc, DWM is running already.
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24 Aug 2012   #10
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Have you tried changing the color depth yourself?
See if this link helps: http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Win-7&faq=16
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