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Windows 7: Can't activate aero


03 Jun 2009   #1

Windows seven ultimate x86 build 7600
 
 
Can't activate aero

Need help for my video card NVIDIA geforce2 mx400, can't activate aero on my system

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03 Jun 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Blackbitz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

After you have installed your graphic card's drivers, check to make sure that your WEI score had been updated and that you have a Aero theme selected.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

The geforce 2 may not meet the requirement for Aero. That is a good 5 yr+ card. Anyways, do what Brink said, update to the newest drivers that support your card, which may be a few years old, or just leave the default 7 drivers installed since they may be newer and run the WEI. If it still does not work, you may not have a card that is supported for Aero use.
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04 Jun 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Blackbitz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

After you have installed your graphic card's drivers, check to make sure that your WEI score had been updated and that you have a Aero theme selected.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
You will need an index score minimum of 2.0 in both Graphics & Gaming graphics in order for Aero to be activated.
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05 Jun 2009   #5

Windows seven ultimate x86 build 7600
 
 

Thanks everyone!! I tried activating it again it says "The current video card may support Aero if the video card driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the video card vendor for the latest WDDM-compliant driver for the video card."
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05 Jun 2009   #6

 
 

What is your WEI score?

Also, have you tried Windows Update to see what results you get?
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05 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You will not be able to utilise Aero with this card.

See the following resources.

Vista System Requirements
GeForce2 MX Datasheet

Note that for Aero Vista requires a card with DX9 support. Your card only supports DX7 (and lower).
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05 Jun 2009   #8

 
 

Also, Aero requires WDDM compliant cards in order for it to activate.
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05 Jun 2009   #9

 
 

There is "supposedly" a way to force Aero into submission.

Click the Start orb & type regedit and navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM

If DWM does not exist then click Edit -> New -> Key and name it DWM

Click DWM and in the right-hand pane Right-click -> New -> DWORD(32bit) Value and create 3 new values 'UseMachineCheck' 'Blur' 'Animations' and set all 3 to '0'

Next, click Start & type CMD, right-click the CMD and select 'Run as administrator'. Now type net stop uxsms then net start uxsms. This will disable Desktop Windows Management then restart it. Now try to activate a Windows Aero theme.

warning   Warning
If your screen goes completely blank, don't panic and don't click anything, just type net stop uxsms and your display will return. If this happens then there's no way to force Aero & you will need to delete the new registry keys


Hope this helps




Jeff
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05 Jun 2009   #10

XP sp3
 
 

hey there..

thanks for the force tip..will try it out.

im evaluating 7 on an old old laptop works fine but i too cant get Areo to work due to an old Intel chipset that dosnt even support Vista..!

I know the performance is going to be through the floor just want a getting usto period before i part with my hard earned..!

For what its worth i like it thus far i like it a lot. Though as ive said before the controlpanel looks botched and hurried...and dosnt follow the theme of Windows 7 at all IMHO.

Paul
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