Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot
your graphics card is an ATI Radeon 7000 series, which would be adequate for aero effects, except that nobody bothered to make a driver
for vista or windows 7.
Why would they make a driver for a card that is over 10 years old? That and it is only a DirectX 7 card, ATi RV100 GPU - Specifications, and Pictures - GPUReview.com
so it wouldn't work with Aero even if there was a driver for it. At best for that old card is to use the last XP driver for it, Catalystâ„¢ 6.11 Display Driver for Windows XP Professional/Home Edition
installed using compatibility mode, Compatibility Mode
A new card just for Aero isn't the best of ideas either. For starters the age of the computer in general, and not only is that old 7000 not supported neither is the Intel 865 chipset, Documentation
That and the cost of a new card (AGP or PCI, depend on what is actually on the motherboard) is pretty much more than the whole computer is worth, This is one of those situations where it is better to either make do with what you have or stay with XP, and go with 7 when a new computer is bought that is up to spec for it.