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Windows 7: Aero mini previews missing after a while...

01 Jan 2010   #1
zzz2496

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Aero mini previews missing after a while...

For you guys who enabled Aero, when you hover an icon in taskbar, it will show a mini preview of the window. I have that, enabled and running, but for some reason, the mini previews will sometimes gone, missing. What I mean by missing is, let's say you have 9 explorer windows, you minimized them all. After a while, I go about... browsing the web, playing some games, watching some videos, etc... After sometime, when I hover the explorer icon on taskbar, some if not all of the mini previews is changed by a generic Window title with an empty window picture (the title is correct). If I use "Switcher" or Flip3D, it all shows the same thing, a small empty window with whatever the label of the window written on the title bar. The only way to restore the mini previews are to click the window, and make Windows redraw it to recreate the mini previews...

I hope this make sense...

Thanks in advance,

zzz2496


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01 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

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Try this go to search type device manager. In device manager make sure your drivers are up to date.

Then try this. Do not use the instructions on the page that says, "test that your drivers are up to date". I cannot vouch for where that will take you.
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01 Jan 2010   #3
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have all drivers up to date, the latest for every one of them. I don't think this is related to drivers... I suspect there's some registry entry that needs to be "flipped", or some checkbox somewhere needs to be checked... or something...
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01 Jan 2010   #4
richc46

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Apologies I left out this link above. Do not follow the first instruction to click to test drivers. I cannot vouch for where that will take you.


John Barnett's Windows Vista Support: Missing Aero Feature

If it works in Vista it will work here.
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01 Jan 2010   #5
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Err... I think you get the wrong idea... the "Aero" effects are not disabled, everything is on, the 3D effects are on, the glass edge are on, everything is nice and glittery... it's just that after sometime, the mini preview windows in taskbar (it is a part of Aero), is missing, just the thumbnail pictures... not the whole Aero effect...

I hope I made my self clear...

zzz2496
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01 Jan 2010   #6
richc46

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Ill see if I can find something that can help
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01 Jan 2010   #7
richc46

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Go to help and support in start menu. Type aero. Then follow the instructions for using the aero troubleshooter. Hope that helps. It should apply to your problem, too. The pictures are part of aero.

edit I just tried it may not apply to your situation, still searching.
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01 Jan 2010   #8
richc46

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This one should help One of our great tutorials


Thumbnail Cache - Vista Forums
Icon Cache - Rebuild

If it works for Vista it should work here too.
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01 Jan 2010   #9
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Looking at both...

Thanks, richc46

zzz2496
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01 Jan 2010   #10
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Looking at both...

Thanks, richc46

zzz2496
Im really trying to help, and truly hope that it works.

Call me Richard
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