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Windows 7: Windows 7 Aero Lag (please help) [THIS IS URGENT]

31 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Aero Lag (please help) [THIS IS URGENT]

[THIS IS URGENT] I have been such a fan of Vista that I switched to Windows 7 directly on 22/10/09. I was so happy with it until I realized that when I open/close windows, something like a millisecond lag is there. Just when you open, it goes smoothly till the last millisecond and then it pauses for a ms (millisecond) and goes again. Somebody explained it better: a stutter. It doesn't feel smooth as it was in Vista, and I stumbled across trillions of forums trying to solve this.
Here are my specs:
  • HP Compaq Presario CQ61-105EE
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile @ 2.16 GHz
  • IDT Sound Card
  • Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
  • 2 GB DDR2 RAM
  • Hard Disk Drive 250 GB
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
I've got the latest/most updated drivers for my graphics card. Any solutions? THIS IS URGENT

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP


Did you do a clean install by booting the Win7 DVD, choosing Custom install, then using Drive Options to format before install?

If you instead did an in-place Upgrade, then you imported all of the corruption of the worst OS ever into the best one. You need a clean reinstall.

You can research repeat errors in Event Viewer, click through the WEI score at Computer>Properties to use Advanced tools to Create a System Health report, study Diagnostic Logs, etc.

Run sfc /scannow to check the integrity of system files.

As a last resort before clean reinstall, try a Repair Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello AeroFan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be the fade visual effects settings being enabled. Make sure that the ones in step 5 (yellow tip box) are unchecked in the tutorial below to see if that may help.

Visual Effects Settings - Change

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Have you also downloaded and installed the newest Windows 7 drivers for your motherboard chipset? Thi could also cause lag...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

Hello guys. Thanks for the help. I have the latest drivers, and I even tried to do a clean install. Its as if while building Windows 7, they missed some frames out from the animations. But the odd thing to prove it's not my laptop, the minimize and maximize animations work as smooth as silk. And all my games work perfectly, and I don't realize any other errors. It even repaired my Microsoft Office's error of an exe not found. But the stutter is really crappy and it takes my attention. Please, pals, try to help!
Thanks, John.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate

Well, its really really strange. But I accidentally opened the Magnifier program, and once I closed it, the close stutter seems to be partially gone, but the opening stutters are still there. This proves it's not me, but Windows has a bug. Hope to hear from you guys, and Happy New Year.

Thanks in advance, John.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2009   #7
Capt.Jack Sparrow

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

Hi John,

Try this article Troubleshoot Aero problems in Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64

My XP laptop seems to lag sometimes, like when closing a window, you can watch it close from the top down. It is an older, slower machine so the effect my be more pronounced than what you are seeing, but I have almost decided (not completely) it is being caused by an anti-virus program.
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31 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate

You guys can't get my problem! Click here for video 1 (slow-motion). Click here for video 2. Here is a forum which explains this.
(Note: you need to click on the blue fonts to view these pages)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Having watched the videos I can't see what the problem is. One millisecond delay? Three hundred milliseconds pass every time you blink; it's difficult to see that it's a problem and even more difficult to see that it's an "urgent" one. Sorry to be so negative but I think you are misinterpreting an Aero interface feature (non-linear temporal animation of a window close) as a bug.
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