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Windows 7: Can't activate aero

05 Jun 2009   #11
Orbital Shark


Let me know if it works Paul, i can then post a new thread which will help everyone

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #12

XP sp3

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Let me know if it works Paul, i can then post a new thread which will help everyone
No wories will do..will be adding it in the next 30 mins or so..

Will advise then...

Dammn M$ have got so close with this one how could they F!*K up the control panel so bad...
Any 3rd party utilities out there to sort it..?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #13
Orbital Shark


In what context do you mean F up mate?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Jun 2009   #14

Windows 7 32bit RTM

the card doesn't have pixel shader and the WEI Score should be 1.9 and 1.0 for graphics( I have the same card )
so yea theres nothing you can do but buy something better
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #15

XP sp3

ok IMO..( and this isnt a rant) As like 7 i really doo..

Small Icons are too hard to see

Large icons mean I have to look too hard

THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY ICONS. It looks cluttered and disorganised.

7 groups stuff together right (its one of the OS's Unique Selling Points) so why not in control panel...??

I think XP Classic veiw layout was pretty much the best it was simple everything was just there in one quick glance. So why not just tweak it a little.

I would have "Security Centre" in it group up "Windows Firewall" "Windows Defender" "Windows Update"

Would add somthing like "System Security" and in that group "User Accounts" "Parental Controls" "credentials Manager"

Add a "Networks" icon in that group include "Home Group" "networkand Sharing"

I mean Seven is very customisable, with some great new additions. Why shouldnt the user even be able to create their own "Libaries" within "control panel" and then group together the icons they feel would best fit together within them...?

Or even if the OS grouped them but you used "windows Update" regularly why not have it so you can create you own Frequently Used" icons as shortcuts in control panel.

Another example why does "AutoPlay" have its own Icon im rarley if ever going to use it. And your standard end user never will.

In short it just isnt flexible period, XP gave you 2 options. Seven just lets you have big or small icons; WTF..? surley thats a step backwards.

If you know anyone in M$ pass this on as i cant live with what theyve given us thus far

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #16

XP sp3

Ok hack added..

Dumb question but how do i check if Aero is working ...?

What are some of the features and how do i Activate \ use them..

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #17
Orbital Shark


Did you use the last commands? If so you can right-click the desktop & click personalise, there should be themes listed as 'Aero Themes'
Can't activate aero-capture.png

You might also want to check Themes - Regional

Hope this helps


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #18

XP sp3

Stilll no joy with windows glass
Flip 32 ..

How do i activate or check the above

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #19
Orbital Shark


You could try running DWM.reg and see if it adds glass & composition.
Note   Note
You may need to restart your computer for changes to take full effect

warning   Warning
Always backup your registry before making changes. Follow the instruction in Registry - Backup and Restore

Also, go to c:\windows\resouces\themes & see if there are any contents

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #20
Orbital Shark


Also, in regedit look for

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Visual Effects

If not found, then Visual Effects.reg will add that for you too.

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