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Windows 7: AERO Is not working

22 Aug 2011   #1

Windows Seven Ultimate X-64
 
 
AERO Is not working

I have a version of Seven Ultimate x86 installed and running. All is good.
I just installed a version of Seven x-64. Aero does not work.

Both installs are fully updated and have the proper video [ATI Radeon 4850] drivers installed. Both are clean installation with no other software.
The X-64 Aero will not work [all settings are correct] where the x-86 does.
So i am quite certain it is not the hardware.

What can i do to fix this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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23 Aug 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Click on start button in the search box type Aero and look for Find and fix problems with transparency and check for problems
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You may need to refresh your WEI Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score

Just for your information here is the minimum requirements for Aero.

Quote:
You will not have the Transparency option if you have a Basic and High Contrast Theme instead of a Aero Theme.

Aero Requirements to be Enabled in Windows 7:
NOTE: If Aero is not enabled, then Transparency will not work even when enabled.
  • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (in order to enable Aero theme)
  • You must be have True Color (32 bit) set instead of High Color (16 bit).
  • The desktop composition and Animate controls and elements inside windows options need to be enabled in Visual Effects.
  • The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and Themes Services need to be set as Started and Automatic.
  • Refresh or update your WEI score. You will need an WEI score minimum of 2.0 in both Graphics & Gaming graphics in order for Aero to be activated.
It would help if you would fill in your system specs
System Info - See Your System Specs
Jerry


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24 Aug 2011   #3

Windows Seven Ultimate X-64
 
 

All requirements are met.
AS I said it runs fine in the x86 install.

I ran the Aero fix as suggested and it reported :"No Errors Found"

What now?
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25 Aug 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by selkov View Post
All requirements are met.
AS I said it runs fine in the x86 install.

I ran the Aero fix as suggested and it reported :"No Errors Found"

What now?
Click on the Start Button type in Services In the search box and then click on Services
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Scroll down until you see Desktop Windows Manager Sessions Manager select it in click on the Stop text and let it stop after that click on Start text and see if that works. Your screen may blink when you do this.
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Jerry


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25 Aug 2011   #5

Windows Seven Ultimate X-64
 
 

OK. Followed instruction. no changes.

However paying close attention - when hovering over the "X" it seems to flash, like it was opening a link but nothing else happens.
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26 Aug 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I know you said the drivers are up to date but uninstall them & reinstall them.
You are using the default Windows 7 theme and not a 3rd party custom theme, Basic or Classic themes?
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Do you get any thing like taskbar thumbnail?
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You could try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
or
Repair Install
Jerry


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02 Sep 2011   #7

Windows Seven Ultimate X-64
 
 

I have re installed the drivers, no help.
I do get task bar thumbnails.
It is the default them from install.

open pages will not fade away still
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02 Sep 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by selkov View Post
I have re installed the drivers, no help.
I do get task bar thumbnails.
It is the default them from install.

open pages will not fade away still
Do you get transparency in the right side of the start menu?
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Are you talking about Aero peek Aero Peek - Turn On or Off
Jerry


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