Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Aero glass problem


12 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7/XP
 
 
Aero glass problem

My desktop doesn't support Aero Glass because my video card is too old, is there anyway to enable the aero glass without my video card spazing out?(or buying a new card...)


EDIT: if you were wondering, i have the onboard video card for a dell 3000.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 RTM
 
 

Welcome to the sevenforums boland
There are in fact ways to force enable Aero on none supported graphics cards, but I've never had any luck with this working on older graphics cards.
Plus, if done inproperly can cause a lot of strain on your GPU and cause harm.
I wouldn't recommend it, but it is possible.
I'll provide the steps, if you choose you'd like to try it.

But I would highly recommend just purchasing a new graphics card.
You can get one that will support Aero for fairly cheap.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7/XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheVinesKid View Post
Welcome to the sevenforums boland
There are in fact ways to force enable Aero on none supported graphics cards, but I've never had any luck with this working on older graphics cards.
Plus, if done inproperly can cause a lot of strain on your GPU and cause harm.
I wouldn't recommend it, but it is possible.
I'll provide the steps, if you choose you'd like to try it.

But I would highly recommend just purchasing a new graphics card.
You can get one that will suport Aero for faily cheap.
Yeah i'm looking around for one now, i found one that i'll be getting on friday, but just to mess around with my computer, id like to give the force enable a try anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


12 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 RTM
 
 

I was just looking at some for your system. I found some nice ones for 50-80 dollars
Just make sure what ever you buy that it is PCI interface, not AGP or PCIe. That's the only thing your system supports.




Alright, to force enable Aero:
  1. Click on Start button, then select Run.
  2. Type regedit, Right click then select “Run as Administrator” click "allow" when prompted from the Security Dialog (if UAC is on, if not just open normally.)
  3. In regedit, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft
  4. Create a new registry branch called DWM. (If DWM doesn’t work, try to create and use WDM registry branch instead.)
  5. Inside the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DWM\ registry branch, create a new DWORD 32-bit called EnableMachineCheck.
  6. Right click on EnableMachineCheck to set the value to 0.
  7. Repeat above two steps to create another DWORD called Blur, and set the value to 0.
  8. Repeat again the steps to create another DWORD called Animations and set that to 0.
  9. Open a command prompt with administrator privileges and type:
    net stop uxsms (then hit enter)
    net start uxsms (then hit enter)
  10. Attempt to enable and apply Windows Aero in Windows 7. Restart if required.
This hack is really only meant for graphics cards that do not have the Windows Aero Authentication, so there's no garentee that it will work with older GPU's
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7/XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheVinesKid View Post
I was just looking at some for your system. I found some nice ones for 50-80 dollars
Just make sure what ever you buy that it is PCI interface, not AGP or PCIe. That's the only thing your system supports.




Alright, to force enable Aero:
  1. Click on Start button, then select Run.
  2. Type regedit, Right click then select “Run as Administrator” click "allow" when prompted from the Security Dialog (if UAC is on, if not just open normally.)
  3. In regedit, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft
  4. Create a new registry branch called DWM. (If DWM doesn’t work, try to create and use WDM registry branch instead.)
  5. Inside the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DWM\ registry branch, create a new DWORD 32-bit called EnableMachineCheck.
  6. Right click on EnableMachineCheck to set the value to 0.
  7. Repeat above two steps to create another DWORD called Blur, and set the value to 0.
  8. Repeat again the steps to create another DWORD called Animations and set that to 0.
  9. Open a command prompt with administrator privileges and type:
    net stop uxsms (then hit enter)
    net start uxsms (then hit enter)
  10. Attempt to enable and apply Windows Aero in Windows 7. Restart if required.
This hack is really only meant for graphics cards that do not have the Windows Aero Authentication, so there's no garentee that it will work with older GPU's
Yeah, it didn't work. lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boland View Post
Yeah, it didn't work. lol
haha, yea, I've never had any luck with it on the extra non Aero machines I have. Oh well
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

hmmm i did that trickkk and doesnt workkk
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Aero glass problem




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Aero glass problem
Thread Forum
Solved aero color full glass problem in custom theme.with minimize popup. Themes and Styles
How do I change the Aero glass look? Customization
Solved Aero without glass Customization
aero glass problems General Discussion
What is aero glass remoting General Discussion
windows aero glass effect problem Customization
Aero and Glass effect Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33