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Windows 7: Windows Aero Not Working

14 Jun 2011   #1
NoobHunterD

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows Aero Not Working

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Dell Latitude D620
1GB RAM
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M
Recently upgraded from Windows XP

The aero peek nor the glass isn't working even after upgrading my graphics card.
the peek is not present Performance Options > Visual Effects and its grayed out on the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. The aero is just simply not transparent and non-customizable.

Tried some tutorials and didn't work. what should i do next?


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14 Jun 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoobHunterD View Post
Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Dell Latitude D620
1GB RAM
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M
Recently upgraded from Windows XP

The aero peek nor the glass isn't working even after upgrading my graphics card.
the peek is not present Performance Options > Visual Effects and its grayed out on the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. The aero is just simply not transparent and non-customizable.

Tried some tutorials and didn't work. what should i do next?
Check your video driver in device manager

Please go to start>search>type device manager. (for Win 7 and Vista)

Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If your driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.
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15 Jun 2011   #3
NoobHunterD

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

no yellow triangles on the device manager. my driver is there, listed, working, and updated.
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15 Jun 2011   #4
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Is it listing the card as its actual name and not "Standard VGA Adapter" or whatever it does?
If it does, then you need the actual drivers for the card. Windows 7 will install (what I like to call) dummy drivers to get the card running basic features while you grab the drivers from the manufacturer's site.
(Disregard this, keeping this for future searches by other users; it helps :P)
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And now that I look up your card, I found why it can't run Aero.
It has 64mb of video ram, whereas Aero requires at least 128mb to run.
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15 Jun 2011   #5
NoobHunterD

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

oh i see. if i downgrade to vista would aero work? and is there a way to change its colors if i cant get aero to work?
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15 Jun 2011   #6
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'm pretty sure Vista and 7 don't have any differences in Aero system requirements. But you can get Windows 7 Basic themes on Deviantart. Go here.
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15 Jun 2011   #7
NoobHunterD

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

oh that looks nice, ill take it. ty
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