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Windows 7: My Aero features are disabled! Help!

10 Aug 2010   #1
masterz13

Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
 
 
My Aero features are disabled! Help!

So when I upgraded from Vista to 7 Home Premium (32 bit), I went in and disabled all of the new Aero features (Snap, Shake, Peek, etc). That was over a year ago. How do I re-enable these? I've read tutorials, went into Ease of Access and changed the mouse/visual settings, changed Registry settings, etc, but they simply won't re-enable.


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10 Aug 2010   #2
Michael Daniels

Windows 7 Professional (x86)
 
 

Maybe you can try this:
1. Open System Properties, click Advanced system settings, under Performance section click Settings.
2. On the Visual Effects tab, select Let windows choose what's best for my computer, click > OK > OK.
3. Right-click on desktop, select Personalize. Under Aero Themes, select theme "Windows 7", and then see if your PC can display Aero effects again .
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10 Aug 2010   #3
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterz13 View Post
So when I upgraded from Vista to 7 Home Premium (32 bit), I went in and disabled all of the new Aero features (Snap, Shake, Peek, etc). That was over a year ago. How do I re-enable these? I've read tutorials, went into Ease of Access and changed the mouse/visual settings, changed Registry settings, etc, but they simply won't re-enable.
If you've changed registry settings, you might want to see if this helps,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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10 Aug 2010   #4
masterz13

Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
 
 

Aero itself works, it's the tiny features that no longer work, like Snap. I tried the "let Windows decide" thing, and it didn't work.
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11 Aug 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterz13 View Post
Aero itself works, it's the tiny features that no longer work, like Snap. I tried the "let Windows decide" thing, and it didn't work.
See if this helps for snap,

Aero Snap - Turn On or Off
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11 Aug 2010   #6
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've been through control panel and followed the tutorial, in to registry etc, and I cannot get Aero Snap to work.
I posted about it on a recent thread ie a couple of days ago but got no replies.
This had been a problem since the beginning. I had a thread on it about a year ago but it died on the vine.
I can live without this feature but it's annoyiing not knowing why it doesn't work
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11 Aug 2010   #7
masterz13

Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
 
 

Tried all of those fixes, none of them worked. I didn't care about having them, but I've played around with Aero features on my other PC, and now I'd like at least Snap to be enabled.
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11 Aug 2010   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterz13 View Post
Tried all of those fixes, none of them worked. I didn't care about having them, but I've played around with Aero features on my other PC, and now I'd like at least Snap to be enabled.
Here's another thread you might want to look at,

Aero snap doesn't work

One suggestion was Repair Install
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11 Aug 2010   #9
masterz13

Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
 
 

Thanks. At least Windows Key + Arrow lets Snap work. If you find a less drastic fix than the repair install, let me know.
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11 Aug 2010   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterz13 View Post
Thanks. At least Windows Key + Arrow lets Snap work. If you find a less drastic fix than the repair install, let me know.
That's how I use it too.

I am curious to know if a repair install will fix it, but that is up to you.

If anything new is found, it will be posted.
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