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Windows 7: No Windows Aero Supported

20 Nov 2011   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
No Windows Aero Supported

I have an older laptop with XP that I plan to install Windows 7 on. I ran the Windows Advisor and the only thing lacking is the Aero Support. I don't use this PC all that much and am not keen on buying a new graphics card. What will it be like without Aero? Is it really bad or just like XP was? Thanks,


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20 Nov 2011   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

yep,
its possible aero peek wont show either.

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20 Nov 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It doesn't look too bad and without Aero the laptop will get a slight performance boost.

To get some idea what it will look like choose the Windows Classic Theme on your own computer and see what you think.
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20 Nov 2011   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks for your input. If I decide to "give it a go", I will let you know how it came out.
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20 Nov 2011   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I decided to install Win 7 and if it didn't work I could reinstall XP. Putting in Win 7 took care of the booting issues I was having so that is a plus. Without the Aero, it is not bad. You can tell a difference, but since I only use it on a limited basis it is no big deal. The Task Bar kind of looks "washed out" and like Boohbah said there is no Peek. Since my performance increased, I am glad I made the switch.
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20 Nov 2011   #6
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

I have Win 7 Home Basic, which doesn't include the Aero. I would like to try it, but it is nothing but eye candy.
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20 Nov 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Pleased to hear it bigmck, I'm sure you won't regret making the change.
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20 Nov 2011   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
It doesn't look too bad and without Aero the laptop will get a slight performance boost.
No, you do not get a performance boost! Without Aero the whole UI runs on the CPU all of it. Aero itself runs on the graphics processor.
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20 Nov 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

We live and learn. Thanks for putting me right.
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20 Nov 2011   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ah well . i couldn't do without aero peek,
i love eye candy
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