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Windows 7: Another Aero Problem

27 Dec 2010   #1
SeanHellen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
**SOLVED** Another Aero Problem

Hi Everyone - 1st post here

I have recently installed win 7 ultimate 64bit on my pc. I have since found that aero themes wont work. I have tried everything I can find about it and nothing has helped...my win 7 aero theme is EXACTLY the same as the basic version

-Troubleshooter says there is no problem
-Swapped between basic/high contrast themes and aero themes
-Updated all drivers for video card, motherboard and display
-WEI is 3.7

When I change the colour options of an aero theme, instead of the box that gives you transparency options, etc, I get an "old style" dialog box where you change the colour of the desktop, or frames round the outside of windows, etc

Aero peek option in the taskbar properties is ticked, but greyed out, as is "peek at desktop" on the show desktop button.

One thing I have noticed is that in the visual effects tab (where you can choose settings for best performance, appearance or let windows choose for you) all the tick boxes I have are nothing compared to the amount of boxes that are on screenshots in various tutorials I have seen...they have so many, they have a scroll bar to go through all the tick boxes...I have space for about another 6 boxes before a scroll bar would appear...the thing that worries me is that I have no "enable aero peek" box there to tick.

I know my system can take it as before this OS, I had the 32Bit version and it worked without a hitch, installed the 64Bit OS and it disappeared...came back for about an hour and then disappeared again.

Its not that I need it, its just that I know its there and my system can take it and it looks so much better..plus I way prefer the ALT-TAB alternative (win key-TAB)

Any other suggestions people could make, I would be very grateful

EDIT

If you look at this link --> Window Color and Appearance - Change then you can see in step 5 (adjust colour intensity) is what I am supposed to get when I click "window colour"...instead I get whats in step 7C - which to my mind, it is treating the aero theme exactly like a classic theme


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27 Dec 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Try this Option Two. This is in a different location than Option One. Transparency - Enable or Disable

Try applying Custom here-
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One thing I have noticed is that in the visual effects tab (where you can choose settings for best performance


Option One you would have done here as step 4. Window Color and Appearance - Change
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28 Dec 2010   #3
SeanHellen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi - I dont even have that option. This is what I have in visual effects:-



You have a lot more options than me
There is not even a remote mention of anything to do with aero
Obviously the amount of options doesnt change depending which option you put a dot next to lol
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28 Dec 2010   #4
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

What is your WEI rating?
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28 Dec 2010   #5
SeanHellen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

3.7 - this is because of my graphics card - |I didnt realise the mobo doesnt have integrated graphics so i got the best I could at the time...I just wanted to get a picture, lol

CPU & Memory got 7.5.

Think I am right in saying I need 2 or above for aero to work? Surely troubleshooter would have picked up on it anyways and like I say, ts said everything was fine

This is what the trouble shooter says:-

Potential issues that were checked

Mirror drivers don't support Aero effects
Mirror drivers don't support Aero effects
A running program uses a mirror driver (a type of display driver) which is not compatible with the Aero desktop experience.
Issue not present

Aero effects not supported on this Windows edition
Aero effects not supported on this Windows edition
Some Aero features such as transparency are not included on certain Windows editions.
Issue not present

Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects
Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects
The current video card driver isn't compatible with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM).
Issue not present

The Windows Experience Index has not been computed
The Windows Experience Index has not been computed
The Windows Experience Index base score measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and is one of many factors that determine whether the Aero desktop effects can run.
Issue not present

And a few more pics for you:-



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29 Dec 2010   #6
ash30000

OS X 10.10 Yosemite & Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi
I have had the same problem as you but i have managed to sort it out. I will need to know you graphics card make and modal so that i can help you get it sorted out.
Ashley
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29 Dec 2010   #7
SeanHellen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi - I have lost my receipt so this is as much info as I can find




I have a feeling it was this one

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Pr...DDR3-PCI-E-2-0
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29 Dec 2010   #8
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello and Welcome !

Try this article Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

- Captain
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29 Dec 2010   #9
SeanHellen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

thanks for the welcome captain

ok, patched, restarted and downloaded the majestic theme.

Gone to the windows\resources\themes folder, but there is no sign of the icons its saying should be there...just the aero themes that comes with win 7

As you can see, it didnt really go according to plan

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30 Dec 2010   #10
ash30000

OS X 10.10 Yosemite & Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi
thank you for the extra info.
I believe that this is caused by the Asus gamer osd program being corrupted.
Here is how to remove it.
Insert the Asus VGA Driver disk into your PC and DO NOT click auto play.
Cick start/computer and right click on the disk and open the files.
You will see three files one named autorun one named driver and one named utility.
Click on the folder (utility) and then click on Gamer OSD.
after that maske sure that you click on vista nad then run the setup.
When setup is complete reboot your pc and then go to control panal/uninstall program and uninstall the Asus gamer osd program.
After that reboot your pc again and you should have Aero and everything else back.
Thank you
Ashley
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