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Windows 7: Aero not supported?

21 Sep 2010   #1
65Hyper

Windows XP Pro
 
 
Aero not supported?

Help! I installed Windows 7 in my Windows XP pc. Before installing it, I ran the Compability test and it said "Aero is supported on your machine" but after the installation it won't work! I checked DXDiag and Direct3D, DirectDraw, AGP Texture Acceleration is not available. But when using my XP it was available! QUICK REPLY PLEASE!


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21 Sep 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hello and welcome..
completed fill your system specs so we can know is compatible or not with the OS.
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21 Sep 2010   #3
65Hyper

Windows XP Pro
 
 

Time of this report:
Machine name:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer:
System Model:
BIOS: BIOS Revision: 1.00.07
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 382MB RAM
Page File: 635MB used, 769MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
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21 Sep 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

hm...can you go to device manager and see the display, is it your VGA card installed it well ??
or you're using onboard VGA card.
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22 Sep 2010   #5
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Also, run HWInfo32 from HWiNFO & HWiNFO32 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools to see what specific video chipset you have.
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22 Sep 2010   #6
cloud8521

 

"But when using my XP it was available!" what? xp does not have it
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22 Sep 2010   #7
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
"But when using my XP it was available!" what? xp does not have it
Re-read his statement... It was this:

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I checked DXDiag and Direct3D, DirectDraw, AGP Texture Acceleration is not available. But when using my XP it was available! QUICK REPLY PLEASE!
To clarify this a little further... Please post your video card.

More than likely, the video card you have is either integrated or at least 4 to 5 years old or just simply not a Direct X 10/11 compatible card, therefore, it will show up as 'Not available' for those functions under the Direct X Diagnostics program for Version 11. XP uses Version 9.0c, which will be fine for an older card, but not if you went to a higher version of Direct X.

You can try a newer version of your drivers for your card, however, I believe Direct X 11 requires some hardware implementation that older cards do not support.
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22 Sep 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Need a working AGP/GART driver in addition to a working video card driver (not too mention a supported DX 9 card) for Aero to work. Without a working AGP driver, the video card driver cannot install.
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22 Sep 2010   #9
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Need a working AGP/GART driver in addition to a working video card driver (not too mention a supported DX 9 card) for Aero to work. Without a working AGP driver, the video card driver cannot install.
I think you mean a supported DX10 or better card. As his card showed DX9 available when he was in XP and XP only goes up to DX9.0c.
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22 Sep 2010   #10
madtownidiot

 

It may not be anything wrong with the card at all. I have a an older dell dimension sitting in my shop with a 7600gt agp card that won't work in windows 7 no matter what I do.
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