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Windows 7: Aero Window Panes sporadically available.

10 Dec 2013   #11
squeeian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Hello again Carwiz, So I am at one of the terminals and under the system info, the driver version is 8.15.10.1749. So it appears that the driver version is above 7. Thank you for the links, I will be going over those to see if they can help. However knowing what we know now that the Windows Experience Index is 3.4, that the graphics card supports Aero and the graphics driver is able to support it as well. I am still at a loss to fix the problem with aero peek being greyed out and the Desktop Window Manager looking disabled in the Aero troubleshooter and when going into services it states it's running fine? Hopefully there will be something in the links you sent me, but if not, anything else you can think of would be so helpful. I really want to fix this problem for this company.


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10 Dec 2013   #12
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Check these two tutorials below and make sure everything is set correctly. In Services, "Desktop Window Manager" and "Themes" must both be running and set to automatic start. You can check these by opening Administrative Tools from the Control Panel and selecting Services.

Visual Effects Settings - Change

Aero Peek - Turn On or Off
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10 Dec 2013   #13
squeeian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Hey Carwiz, So I have checked and set both Desktop Window Manager" and "Themes" to automatic start. However when looking over the last two Totorials that you listed I am unable to follow them. Under taskbar properties the enable aero peek is greyed out and checked, it will not allow me uncheck or recheck the box. Also when I am in performance options, visual effects, certain options like enable aero, all the animate check boxes, show thumbnails instead of icons, and other check boxes are not even there to check or un-check. With my test desktop, I was able to check the enable aero feature in the taskbar and all the options for performance options were available, this was after I either restarted the windows desktop manager or doing Aero repairs in the troubleshooter, but as I mentioned in the begining I would then lose the ability to view the thumbnails and lose the ability to enable aero in visual effects performance options along with other check boxes once I clicked on show desktop or clicking on the Aero theme in personalization. So that leaves me in a head scratching position.
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10 Dec 2013   #14
squeeian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

ok, I'm going to try to use Snag-It to do a movie so you can see what I am going through.
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10 Dec 2013   #15
squeeian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Here is the URL link to the movie I did through Snag It, please let me knowif you can view it.

12.10.2013-14.30.11 - squeeian's library
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10 Dec 2013   #16
squeeian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Well it looks like seven forum will not let me attach the mp4 file I get an 500 internal service error. I'm going to see if I can do it through google chrome.

Well it wouldn't let me do the attachment through Google Chrome either.
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10 Dec 2013   #17
squeeian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

When I was recording at the end when it looked like I was doing Alt-Tab, I was also trying to do the Windows Key & Tab to do the Aero Flip feature, that was something else that changed the screen from the black background which seems to be the only way to see the Aero window panes to a Windows 7 setting without the 3D aero feature.
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10 Dec 2013   #18
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

What Theme are you using? Try using something besides the black desktop. Also, reboot after making any system changes.
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10 Dec 2013   #19
squeeian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

The theme is automaticly set to Windows 7 Aero Theme. It only went to a black screen when I stopped and started the Desktop Windows Manager. When recreating the issues that you saw, I did restart the computer after making said changes. The video you saw was a second recreation of what was happening. When I did the first recreation I did restart perodicly to see if the changes would stick. Though for the sake of making the video I don't think Snag-It would allow me to keep the video going if I restarted the machine.
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10 Dec 2013   #20
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Ok, what state are you in now? I'm lost. It was hard to follow what you were doing in the video. When you disable DWM, the theme will go away and I don't know what will work at that point. Can you get to a desktop with Aero? Lets start there and work on one thing at a time.

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When you got the screen below, did it fix it? What did the Details show?


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