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Windows 7: Windows 7 aero not working

13 Apr 2011   #1
Priunord

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 aero not working

Hey, ive got an issue with my copy of windows and aero not working, the task bar is grey and I cant get it to start working again, ive looked around but found no solution, any ideas? Im including a picture




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13 Apr 2011   #2
SevenUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Priunord View Post
Hey, ive got an issue with my copy of windows and aero not working, the task bar is grey and I cant get it to start working again, ive looked around but found no solution, any ideas? Im including a picture

1. Right Click on the desktop
2. Click Personalize
3. There should be a list of themes, scroll down to "Aero Themes"
4. Click on any of the themes listed in this area to enable one
5. Aero should be enabled now, if your PC's video card can handle the effects.
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13 Apr 2011   #3
Priunord

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Under aero themes, all themes are greyed out and I am unable to click them
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13 Apr 2011   #4
SevenUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Priunord View Post
Under aero themes, all themes are greyed out and I am unable to click them
Is windows activated properly? You may either have a permission issue, having to do with user account settings, or Windows may not be activated.

This might also help:

http://windows7themes.net/windows-7-...reyed-out.html
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13 Apr 2011   #5
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Please help us to help you. Can you please post your system specs under your User CP (just click the link, I've already done the grunt work of finding the right page for you)

If you don't know them, then try using Speccy to find out

Post back when your done
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13 Apr 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You might have a look at this too. Click the Windows logo, type in "sys" and open "System".
1.Click Advanced System Settings
2.click the Setting button
3.Make sure Enable transparent glass is checked.

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hope this helps.
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13 Apr 2011   #7
Priunord

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

@SevenUltimate Tried that, didnt work, also tried How to enable Windows 7 Aero theme? | Windows 7 Themes with no luck edit: this is what happens when i try that method

@severedsolo Updated

@Britton30 Heres a pictured of me trying that, I dont have the option for part 3
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13 Apr 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That is odd.
1. Have you reinstalled Windows?
2. Have you updated BIOS or graphics drivers?
A. Installed any new software?
3. Has Aero worked in the past...what were you doing when you 1st noticed Aero missing?
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13 Apr 2011   #9
deanolfc

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Try creating a new user account. This will insure that all the default settings reset. Log into this account to determine if aero is functioning properly here.
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13 Apr 2011   #10
Priunord

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Just tried creating another account, no aero there either

I havent reinstalled windows, havent updates bios or driver, I install new software frequently, but aero hasnt worked in a few months, but did work for about 8 months since i purchased the computer
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