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Windows 7: Can i use windows seven with aero

29 Jan 2009   #1
luckydeveloper

windows xp sp2
 
 
Can i use windows seven with aero

hi,
can i use windows 7 with aero.. i just checked the system requirements in the windows 7 website.. and compared it with my machine's settings... i got the following report about my system.. i dont understand this stuff..

please.....can you tell me whether i can use windows 7 with aero experience.........

INTEL(R) EXTREME GRAPHICS 2 REPORT


Report Date: 01/29/2009
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 08:15:13
Driver Version: 6.14.10.4396
Operating System: Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 2 (5.1.2600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 2039 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 96 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 8 MB

Processor: x86
Processor Speed: 2795 MHZ

Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 2572
Device Revision: 02

thanks


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29 Jan 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello luckydeveloper,

Welcome to the Seven Forums. If you go to 'my sys. specs' and click on update, you could fill in what you have for hardware and OS. This will keep you from having to add this info. to each post. You can get much of the info. from system information.

I think your graphics won't handle Aero. Minimum 128MB I think.

Gary
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29 Jan 2009   #3
killercat

XP pro, Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

"Intel Extreme Graphics 2" would point to a Intel 865 chipset, released sometime 2003. (Pentium 4 or Celeron processor)
Since Intel doesn't even supply Aero-compatible drivers for newer chipset graphics, (because they don't fulfill the requirements) I don't think you will be able to run Aero.

Concerning VRAM: Even though it states 128MB as min, I am having no problems running AERO with an ATI x700 64MB.
Even though it's WEI rating for Aero is 2.1^^
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29 Jan 2009   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Thanks for the info, killercat. I know they use shared ram, but didn't know if it would be adequate as (s)he says maxes at 96.

Gary
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29 Jan 2009   #5
killercat

XP pro, Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Thanks for the info, killercat. I know they use shared ram, but didn't know if it would be adequate as (s)he says maxes at 96.

Gary
Just to make sure you got me right, mine uses 64MB of dedicated VRAM; no shared memory.
Oh, had I just put in the extra 100€ for the 256MB model when I purchased it...but well, it works *g*
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29 Jan 2009   #6
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Glad to hear it. Maybe that one will work then.
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29 Jan 2009   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

As you pointed out in an earlier post killercat, it will be dependant on drivers as to wether aero works on that chipset or not. Unfortunately for the OP, it doesn't look promising.
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10 Feb 2009   #8
natebee

Windows 7 Beta 32bit
 
 

Okay... here's my issue.. I have on board video, SiS chiupset, I believe its called Mirage 2, the specs says SiS Ultra256. I can't find an updated driver that works with Win7 that won't freeze up, either on start up, or when I open Media Center OR Live Messenger. How can I check to see if its WDDM oe XDDM?
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10 Feb 2009   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Control panel>Device manager>Display Adapter>

If it doesn't have the WDDM beside the adapter name, right-click/properties and check the driver details.

Have you let windows update try to find a driver for it?
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11 Feb 2009   #10
natebee

Windows 7 Beta 32bit
 
 

I most certainly have, and when I use that driver, it freezes up on the windows start up screen with the animated icon, which stops animation when it freezes.
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