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Windows 7: Aero Disables itself randomly on windows 7?

26 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

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12 May 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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I did not know that windows 7 did that... more than likely that is what is causing it, since it always seems to happen at around midnight-1am. It would also explain why it doesn't cause a notification bubble.

Thanks for the help , I feel at ease now that I know its not a malware infection.
Same here... 1 AM, and lights out. No aero for about 2 minutes.
Where can i look up those scheduled tasks?

I have 8 Gigs of ram and plenty of power to run multiple windows 7-s at once.
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03 Jun 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The exact same thing happened to me at 1AM - Aero disabled itself for approximately 3 minutes. This has happened before a few times over the past few months, and I still don't know what causes it. However, when it last occurred, I opened task manager and found that my computer was using over half of its total ram (8gb). I also found a program that was named along the lines of "windowSAT" or some such. As soon as its process ended (automatically), the Aero theme was enabled again. What is this program?
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08 Dec 2013   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64

I just ran across some settings which may prevent the OS from doing this:

Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools > Adjust visual effects

It seems the default is "let Windows choose what's best for my computer". I haven't been able to find any supporting documentation to back this up, but I believe selecting "Custom" and enabling all Aero features will prevent any unwanted automatic changes in the future.

Note that if you intend to switch from "Let Windows choose" to "Custom", once you select Custom you also need to change at least one of the settings below so that you can actually apply the change to "Custom". (If you don't make any changes, but simply hit OK you'll find that "Let Windows choose" will still be selected...not sure whether that's a bug, or some intentionally heavy-handed behavior.)

More info on Visual Effects can be had in this thread:

Visual Effects Settings - Change
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