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Windows 7: cant run aero


06 Aug 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
cant run aero

hi i cant run areo it says i have a standard vga graphics adapter can yo plz help i am not very good at computers tanx


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06 Aug 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Please fill out your system specs, so we know what we're dealing with... If you are unsure, download SIW - System Information for Windows
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06 Aug 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

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Please fill out your system specs, so we know what we're dealing with... If you are unsure, download SIW - System Information for Windows
i filled it out
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06 Aug 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here are the minimum hardware requirements for running “Aero” effects in Windows 7.

1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

1 gigabyte (GB) of random access memory (RAM)

a DirectX 9 compatible graphics processor with a Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) driver, Pixel shader 2.0 in hardware, and a minimum of 128 MB of Video RAM

Your main problem is that very few, if any, standard VGA adapters will meet these requirements... You will need to use an actual AGP graphics card and I would also recommend increasing your memory to two gigabytes of RAM...
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06 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paddy o connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Please fill out your system specs, so we know what we're dealing with... If you are unsure, download SIW - System Information for Windows
i filled it out
Stating "Standard VGA Graphics" in your system specs doesn't help much. There are only two graphics chip manufacturers, nVidia and ATI (now AMD). We need to know which of the two you are using.

But I'll try to help you, if you don't know:

To help you identify your ATI graphics card, you need to visit the ATI Website.

For nVidia, you can also go to the nVidia Website, then click the "GRAPHICS DRIVERS" button, which if I understand it correctly, will auto-identify your graphics card for you, if you're using nVidia (I'm not sure, because I use ATI Graphics)

Whicher card type you are using, you need to download and install the newest drivers for your graphics, and Aero should then work fine.
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06 Aug 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paddy o connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tews View Post
please fill out your system specs, so we know what we're dealing with... If you are unsure, download siw - system information for windows
i filled it out
stating "standard vga graphics" in your system specs doesn't help much. There are only two graphics chip manufacturers, nvidia and ati (now amd). We need to know which of the two you are using.

But i'll try to help you, if you don't know:

To help you identify your ati graphics card, you need to visit the ati website.

For nvidia, you can also go to the nvidia website, then click the "graphics drivers" button, which if i understand it correctly, will auto-identify your graphics card for you, if you're using nvidia (i'm not sure, because i use ati graphics)

whicher card type you are using, you need to download and install the newest drivers for your graphics, and aero should then work fine.
it says chip type ati radeon iii
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06 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oops...

I've just been to the Dell website, and I can't find the "Dell Dimension 4600i". All they have under driver downloads are the 4600 and the 4600C - and neither of them support Windows 7, so it's not very likely that you'll be able to get Windows 7 drivers... (Although the VGA driver section has XP driver for ATI, nVidia and Intel, so I can't help you decide which to use)...

The earlier solution I gave you about going directly to nVidia or ATI might, MIGHT help. If that fails, you may also want to try going to the Intel Driver Website, for just-in-case your computer uses an Intel display adapter...
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07 Aug 2010   #8

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

it says hardware lds PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5159&SUBSYS_0F021787&REV_00
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5159&SUBSYS_0F021787
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5159&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5159&CC_0300
if thats any hlep
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08 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Start > Type Fix visual. Let it do it's thing.
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08 Aug 2010   #10

 

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. You'll have to upgrade your graphics card
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