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Windows 7: HELP!

23 Dec 2009   #1
scotteh

Windows 7 ultimate (build 7600 32bit)
 
 
HELP!

Sorry if this is in the wrong place or alread a thread on this.
But ive re-installed windows 7 about 5 times on different machines and hard-drives now, and im still getting the same thing happening.
The taskbar at the bottom is a dull grey, and non-transparent.
I cant see any options in appearence to make it transparent.
G-card is ATI Radeon 9200se 128mb
(my mates using on-board graphics, and he doesnt get this problem)
and idea what it could be?




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23 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi Scott, Welcome to SF,

You could try Shawn's tutorial Transparency - Enable or Disable
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23 Dec 2009   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks like it's loaded the basic theme,

Have you downloaded and installed drivers for the gfx yet?
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23 Dec 2009   #4
scotteh

Windows 7 ultimate (build 7600 32bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Looks like it's loaded the basic theme,

Have you downloaded and installed drivers for the gfx yet?
I've checked online for one, but it says ATI are no longer doing updates for the driver i have, so it always says i have the latest one installed
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23 Dec 2009   #5
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I think it might be your graphics card - you need Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher to display full aero features, but your card specs say it only supports Pixel Shaders 1.4...
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23 Dec 2009   #6
scotteh

Windows 7 ultimate (build 7600 32bit)
 
 

when in the tutorial it says click on 'windows color' it brings up this window (see screenshot)
But i dont get that at all, i get a different wondow to change the color of different backgrounds, and stuff


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23 Dec 2009   #7
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scotteh View Post
when in the tutorial it says click on 'windows color' it brings up this window (see screenshot)
But i dont get that at all, i get a different wondow to change the color of different backgrounds, and stuff
Yeah, def sounds like driver problem.
Can you check Windows Update to see if it has any drivers?
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23 Dec 2009   #8
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Yeah, def sounds like driver problem.
Can you check Windows Update to see if it has any drivers?
If it really is a Pixel Shaders problem, driver updates will not fix it. Pixel Shader level is determined by the hardware, not the software
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23 Dec 2009   #9
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Maybe like a last hope you could try to Troubleshoot Aero from Control Panel

Guided Help: Troubleshoot Aero problems in Windows 7
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23 Dec 2009   #10
scotteh

Windows 7 ultimate (build 7600 32bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Maybe like a last hope you could try to Troubleshoot Aero from Control Panel

Guided Help: Troubleshoot Aero problems in Windows 7

Did that, and got this.

'The current video card may support Aero with a driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the manufacturer of your computer or video card for a WDDM-compatible driver.'
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