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Windows 7: Ever Tried Turning Aero Off?

06 Jul 2010   #1
toughbook

 
 
Ever Tried Turning Aero Off?

I was messing around the other day and made some changes just for the heck of it. I went with the Windows Standard and adjusted my background color to my liking. It sure does make one heck of a difference in the performance of things.

I don't have a powerful gaming laptop or anything, but it sure has enough power to run everything on 64 Bit W7 just fine. It almost feels like enabling all the pretty eye candy inserts this little bottleneck. Try it for a little bit and you will see what I am talking about. It's kinda like going old school


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06 Jul 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello toughbook.




Also have a look at this tutorial for other ways to optimize Windows 7, at the link below.


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06 Jul 2010   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

yep... turned Aero off and it offended my eyes I like my eyecandy
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06 Jul 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
yep... turned Aero off and it offended my eyes I like my eyecandy



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06 Jul 2010   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you do a little reading into what Aero is and how it works...you'll soon find out why turning it off doesn't yield any performance gains...quite the opposite, if there's any change at all.
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06 Jul 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Usually what slows Aero down at least what makes it appear to be slow is the animations. They cause small delays to play the animation smoothly. While on Classic the animations are rough and quick.
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06 Jul 2010   #7
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
yep... turned Aero off and it offended my eyes I like my eyecandy
Same here. I ran Windows 7 on a Dell Latitude D610. It was pretty quick with a 2GHz Pentium M and 2GB DDR2 but looked like garbage with the plain interface, no Aero at all.
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