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Windows 7: How do I disable annoying performance color scheme popup


09 Mar 2010   #1
flashist

Windows 7 / Vista
 
 
How do I disable annoying performance color scheme popup

When I play some slightly demanding fullscreen games I get an annoying popup from windows. It says
Quote:
Windows has detected your computer's performance is slow. This could be because there are not enough resources to run the Windows Aero color scheme. To improve performance, try changing the color scheme to windows 7 basic. Any change you make will be in effect until the next time you log on to windows.
Now first of all, at this point my computer is running just fine. it seems like it reacts simply because one of the cpu cores are running high, because the ram isn't even at 40% and the other cores are running with ease. I don't notice any problems in the game itself and no problems with normal tasks while it runs in the background.

With this popup I get three options:

- Change the color scheme to windows 7 basic
- Keep the current color scheme, but ask me again if my computer continues to perform slowly
- Keep the current color scheme, and don't show this message again.

I've pressed the latter atleast four times now, but still next time around it pops up again, tossing me out of fullscreen mode and annoying the crap out of me.

how can I make it stop?


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09 Mar 2010   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

As per my experience (though I almost never play games, so its really little. I experienced it while editing videos using adobe premier), when a program demanding high utilization of resources, it wants to turn aero off, just to provide more resources to the demanding program. As the program is turned off, it automitacilly returns to aero.

Primarily I didn't pay heed to the message, and my system crashed! In the next time, I choosed basic, the desired operation worked nicely, and after that, I easily got aero back.

By the way, your configuration is really just nice!! so it is not to fear at all.
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09 Mar 2010   #3
flashist

Windows 7 / Vista
 
 

Hehe, thanks. Well ignoring it has worked well so far, but the problem with this message is that when it pops up during fullscreen play I get tossed back into windows and then return back into the game, which is somewhat annoying. that's why I wanted it to just stop nagging about the performance :P
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09 Mar 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Really ! During an interesting game if a message pops up .
Next time, before starting the game, set the windows basic color scheme, it will not appear
As it being played in full screen, who looks whether it is aero or basic ?
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09 Mar 2010   #5
flashist

Windows 7 / Vista
 
 

that would be a backup solution, but I would prefer not having to change back and forth between aero and basic everytime I launch a fullscreen game :P
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12 Mar 2010   #6
504forlife

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 
Need Assistance because it is so aggravating.

I am having the same problem. I really don't think it is that hardware dependent because I am using a oc'd i7 920 at 3.83 with sli evga gtx 260's 216 and I get the popups. If it really just a core load problem then why does it not pop up in linx of p95.

I believe it is reading your graphics card utilization. In full screen 1920x1080 of BBC2 and crysis (on all high/max) are the only games that do it to me.
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07 Apr 2010   #7
widden

win7 x64
 
 

same problem
i7 920/ 6GB ram / HD 5870 / win7 x64

Yet every session this bloody message comes up. And it would not believe that I don't care, I just want it to shut up for good.

I've o/c-ed the cpu to 4GHz, the message still came.

There's certainly no resource shortage...bfbc2 runs on full detail on my 24" monitor 1920x1200 nice and smooth.

Stupid windows.
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07 Apr 2010   #8
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you can disable these popups through Windows 7 Manager, look for that app on google.. It allows you to customize a lot of stuff in windows 7..
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07 Apr 2010   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

widden, welcome to the forums.

More like stupid Dice. Not the first time a game of theirs has managed to mess up Windows settings. They managed with a couple of the BF2 patches (including the last 1.5 patch) that after running the game, for those that use a screen saver (or not, and just go to a blank screen) it wouldn't work anymore. There was a couple of other minor bugs in that last patch (Alt+Tab among others) that they fixed with a small update (and later included in the full download) that also fixed the screen saver bug.

With BFBC2 it is most likely the same sort of thing. For me I don't get the error message that you are. I am running dual monitors and what happens to me is that anything running on my second monitor freezes as if the computer was frozen, and stays that way until I quit the game. Not too good when that is also where I have my system monitoring program running as as well. Only way around I have found until they fix it (if they do) is to go into the games install folder, find the games exe, right click and select Properties and on the Compatibility tab select the "Disable Desktop Composition" option. Once I did that everything on the second monitor worked as it should while the game was running.
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07 Apr 2010   #10
guiLe

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
As per my experience (though I almost never play games, so its really little. I experienced it while editing videos using adobe premier), when a program demanding high utilization of resources, it wants to turn aero off, just to provide more resources to the demanding program. As the program is turned off, it automitacilly returns to aero.

Primarily I didn't pay heed to the message, and my system crashed! In the next time, I choosed basic, the desired operation worked nicely, and after that, I easily got aero back.

By the way, your configuration is really just nice!! so it is not to fear at all.
I agree with Archie, using aero themes will consume high resources from your computer.
So I suggest to change to basic scheme, when running high demanding resources.
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