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Windows 7: ati radeon xpress 200 series wont let me use aero

20 Mar 2010   #1

32 bit operating system
ati radeon xpress 200 series wont let me use aero

Hello I am using a ati radeon xpress 200 series graphics card

I installed Windows 7 in Jan this year, never had a problem - until today - the theme as re-set itself to the old windows version and it will not allow me to select any other theme (which it has been running fine still Jan - up until today??)

The probelm states - the current video card cannot display aero effects (even though it has been for a few months?)

PLease can you help - I have tried looking through websites but to find no help there

Hope someone can help me (new to this forum today )

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20 Mar 2010   #2


Did you update your video drivers, or did Windows update install them automatically today?

If so, you may need to refresh your WEI index score
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20 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7

First and foremost, make sure you have updated drivers.

Second, sometimes if there has been an update to Windows it can forget your WEI settings and revert. If you run it again, it should pick up the card properly and recognize the card.
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21 Mar 2010   #4

32 bit operating system

Hello - I have no idea what WEI settings are - can you help me on this one please? - ps thanks for the reply

pps - checked for updating the card - the update said that all updates had been completed and up dates were up to date
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21 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Right click your My Computer, click on properties, there should be an area about halfway down for Windows Experience Index (WEI), make sure you open it up and run it.
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