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Windows 7: aero effect and transparency

20 May 2010   #1

windows 7
aero effect and transparency

can you help me guys i have a problem in transparency and aero effects its not working my os is windows 7 32 bit..pls help me

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20 May 2010   #2

windows 7 32


You should probably start a NEW thread about this problem.

Also, please fill in your system specs. It will greatly accellerate the memberships ability to provide you with good information.
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20 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Posts moved to it's own thread.
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20 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Hi ej18,

First of all, Aero is not available with Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic. If you have either of these, you will not be able to use Aero. You also need to use a Windows theme to display Aero graphics.

To make sure your computer meets hardware requirements to use Aero, visit

Microsoft Windows Outreach
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20 May 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello EJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here are some items to check to be able to have Aero and Transparency.
  • Aero is not available in Windows 7 Starter edition.
  • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • A graphics card with support for DirectX 9 graphics with at least 128 MB of memory.
  • The graphics card must support Pixel Shader 2.0 and the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM).
  • Aero theme used.
  • The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and Themes Services need to be set as Started and Automatic.
  • You must be have True Color (32 bit) set instead of High Color (16 bit).
  • Desktop composition needs to be enabled (checked) in Visual Effects.
  • Refresh or update your WEI score.
Hope this may help,
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21 May 2010   #6

windows 7

thnx guys
im using windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,my laptop is neo basic b3140n..when i trouble shoot it says my desktop windows manager is disable.i already tried force enable i hack it,yet didnt work.
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21 May 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello EJ,

Did you go into Services (click on link) and right click on Desktop Window Manager Session Manager, click on Properties, select Automatic from the drop down box next to "Startup type", click on Apply, click on Start, then click on OK?
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21 May 2010   #8

windows 7

Ive already done sir..nothings happen..
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21 May 2010   #9

windows 7

my specs

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21 May 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

I am sorry that you are having aero effect and transparency issues. Most of the potential solutions have already been covered, but this may add some new light on the potential solution:
How To Fix No Aero Transparency in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
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