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Windows 7: How to enable Windows Aero without a supported graphics driver?

02 Dec 2010   #1
basitr846

Windows XP SP3
 
 
How to enable Windows Aero without a supported graphics driver?


Hi, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate on my Pentium 4 2.80 GHz PC. I want to try out the Windows Aero UI in it but I don't have a supported graphics card for it, I have an integrated 92.6 MB video memory in my "Intel 82865G Graphics Controller", and it is not supported by Aero. I cannot buy a PCI/AGP graphics card because they are hell expensive and not much available in the markets , so, I want to ask that is there any way to use Windows Aero without a supported graphics card by hacking the Windows Registry or something? Please Reply Soon!


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02 Dec 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by basitr846 View Post
Hi, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate on my Pentium 4 2.80 GHz PC. I want to try out the Windows Aero UI in it but I don't have a supported graphics card for it, I have an integrated 92.6 MB video memory in my "Intel 82865G Graphics Controller", and it is not supported by Aero. I cannot buy a PCI/AGP graphics card because they are hell expensive and not much available in the markets , so, I want to ask that is there any way to use Windows Aero without a supported graphics card by hacking the Windows Registry or something? Please Reply Soon!
With a P-IV and a 82865 chipset you probably dont have the resources to force it. If you do force it, it will run very slowly and be unstable.

If you still insist look here. Force Enable Windows Aero Glass or WDM on Unsupported and WDDM-Incomptible Graphics Card My Digital Life


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02 Dec 2010   #3
Banoz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Why would you want to? Your specs are strained as it is running win7 ultimate, and enabling aero would make it painfully slow. Not much help I know, just a thought
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14 Dec 2010   #4
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Sorry for the late reply... but I would be VERY surprised if forcing Aero works with your chipset. The first Intel chipset to support Aero was the 945 series. I have a 915 series PC, which has a newer Intel chipset than yours, and it has NEVER supported Aero.

So, if it works -- great! If it doesn't, there's nothing you can do to FORCE it to work. Period.
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22 Jun 2011   #5
Shreyas123

Windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

i have A 448MB RAM system with sis mirage 3 graphics. any way i can force aero??
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12 Jul 2012   #6
Awais Ahmad

Windows 7 Etnerprize
 
 
Awais

I agree with Mark, I have the same board series of D915, it is not working with this upgraded system also, then, i think, no need to experience problems.....
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