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Windows 7: Desktop Window Manager crashing on startup for unknown reasons.

29 Jan 2016   #1
SrBrunovky

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Desktop Window Manager crashing on startup for unknown reasons.

I just formatted my PC and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate yesterday (Previously had Win10, but I prefer the stability of Windows 7). However, a window pops up whenever i start up the PC saying "Desktop Window Manager stopped working and was closed. A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available".
This "DWM.exe" is responsible for the beautiful Windows 7 Aero Theme, and because of this error, I have to stick with the shitty grey opaque theme
I've tried to restart it from the "Services", but with no success.
Following, there's a video showing this problem...

https://youtu.be/8KkLz-rGbxQ


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29 Jan 2016   #2
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Have you installed the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) Being a clean install I would start there.
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30 Jan 2016   #3
SrBrunovky

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh my god... How could I be so stupid xD completely forgot to install the updates. I was such in a rush to install all the drivers and software, I forgot about them.

Thank you so much xD
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