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Windows 7: Enable desktop composition - setting will not remain enabled

23 Aug 2017   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Enable desktop composition - setting will not remain enabled

When I run portable "Oxynger KeyShield" I get this alert ...
Oxynger KeyShield can't start because Desktop Composition is disabled.
Restart Oxynger KeyShield after enabling Desktop Composition.
Desktop Composition will not remain enabled

In "Performance Options" ...
I enable check { [x] Enable desktop composition }
Apply (btn) -> OK (btn)
BUT when I reopen "Performance Options" the setting is disabled

Enable desktop composition - setting will not remain enabled-performance-options-desk.comp-disabled.png

Would appreciate any help, thank you :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2017   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

Here's a tutorial on Desktop Composition:

Desktop Composition - Enable or Disable
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 Enable desktop composition - setting will not remain enabled

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