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Windows 7: Please help with Aero

24 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Beta 32-Bit
Please help with Aero

I'm trying to enable Aero on my laptop, I'm running on acer aspire 3610 I have tried many things but none work...i ran the trouble shoot and it said i don't have the latest vga driver but my hardware does support Aero. I can't find the latest driver. Please help... I tried entering the 3 things in the regedit but it doesnt work... when I try to run the rating thing my computer gets stuck at decompression part...

Is there any other solution??

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24 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi Tiger and welcome,

What three registry things are you talking about? Fill out your specs so members can help you. You know, what kind of processor, graphics, memory, etc. No one will be able to help unless you give them information that gives a idea why you might be having problems. You can look at mine to give you an example. Bottom left corner, My system specs.
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24 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Beta 32-Bit

There you go, I added some of my system specs. And heres the 3 registry things I'm talking about Force Enable Windows Aero Glass or WDM on Unsupported and WDDM-Incomptible Graphics Card My Digital Life
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24 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

Hello Tiger...

You will find your latest driver for your Aspire 3610 here:
Acer Pan-America Support

Select product type: Notebook
Select product: Aspire 3610
Select download: Intel VGA 910 915 v6.14.10.4714 -> Windows VISTA

Select this file and download it. It is the latest one from your manufacturer. Try also running Windows Update and see what drivers it finds to install

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24 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Beta 32-Bit

I dont see Intel VGA 910 915 v6.14.10.4714 I see Intel VGA 910 915 v6.14.10.4704 for vista but no 4714.
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25 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Beta 32-Bit

Nope it doesn't work, I'm actually running on is there a way to force windows to show aero? a hack maybe?
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01 Feb 2009   #7

win7(7k), VistaULT(SP2BETA), BACKTRACK3(slax,linux)

no hacks will work. intel 915 does not work in vista. what makes you think it'll work on
dump the laptop. AERO needs at least intel 945gma to run.
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16 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 32 bit both Ultimate and Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheOnlyValidReason View Post
no hacks will work. intel 915 does not work in vista. what makes you think it'll work on
dump the laptop. AERO needs at least intel 945gma to run.
Easier said than done!

I have an Asus R2H UMPC. This is basically my issue:
If one where to install Windows Vista on the device the taskbar would be black and have the default Windows Vista look and feel without Aero glass experience. I'm pretty ok with running without Aero glass. However, the standard Windows 7 toolbar is ugly! That blue/gray color is something I really dislike.
Some people have offered some tooling to get the taskbar to be somewhat transparant, but what I'm looking for is a way to get a decent looking taskbar. If that means the system needs to be "tricked" into enabling Aero glass effects I'm ok with that as well.
It's very hard to change the appearance of Windows 7 with the Asus R2H.
Even changing the color of the default taskbar and title bars to black would be a solution.
All desktop themes that one can download are "aero" themes, so they don't work on an Asus R2H.
This has probably got something to do with the display adapter being an Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS,910GML Express chipset. Is there any expectation of new WDDM enabled drivers for this chipset? Since it is a UMPC obviously replacing the display adapter is not an option.

By the way: on another forum I understood that Aero has been working on 915 chipsets in some Vista bta edition. However, at some point Intel decided not to write drivers that are compliant with the final Vista versions. They have just given up on people with 915 chipsets!
Now, the difference for Vista is not very irritating, but in Windows 7 you're stuck with those stupid standard colors!
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