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Windows 7: Question about aero.

18 Dec 2010   #1

windows vista home premium 64bit
Question about aero.

i have windows vista home premium and i am getting windows 7 for christmas. On vista i had aero for the first 3 months then it just dissapeared and i could never get it back. when i upgrade to windows 7, will i be able to use aero even though i couldnt on vista? or is there an aero for windows 7?

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18 Dec 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Johhny,

As long as your system meets the requirements below for Aero, then yes.

Aero is not included in Windows 7 Home Basic or Windows 7 Starter editions.

Aero Requirements to be Enabled in Windows 7
  • 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.
Hope this helps,
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