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Windows 7: Aero disabled and troubleshooter no help

16 May 2011   #11
emintz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums emintz. Suggest you run the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If you have patched your system to use 3rd party themes, or changed any other system files, you will need to change them again after. As this will restore the original system files.

A Guy
Thanks. I have not used 3rd party themes and I have to manually changed any system files. I have run SFC /SCANNOW. It reports no errors:

2011-05-16 06:51:01, Info CSI 00000009 [SR] Verifying 1 components
2011-05-16 06:51:01, Info CSI 0000000a [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2011-05-16 06:51:01, Info CSI 0000000c [SR] Verify complete
2011-05-16 06:51:01, Info CSI 0000000d [SR] Repairing 0 components
2011-05-16 06:51:01, Info CSI 0000000e [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2011-05-16 06:51:01, Info CSI 00000010 [SR] Repair complete


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16 May 2011   #12
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

When I was using Stardock's Impulse a while back, it started out by forcing my PC into a non-Aero Classic desktop mode. And it required staying in that mode in order to work. Now, while that was an OLD version, and they may have changed that, you might have to remove Impulse to get Aero back working.
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16 May 2011   #13
emintz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
When I was using Stardock's Impulse a while back, it started out by forcing my PC into a non-Aero Classic desktop mode. And it required staying in that mode in order to work. Now, while that was an OLD version, and they may have changed that, you might have to remove Impulse to get Aero back working.
Thanks for the suggestion... I uninstalled Impulse but that is not the problem either.
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16 May 2011   #14
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

1st thing to do is perform a clean start to see if something is preventing Aero from running:

How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista

Then I'd try this MS Fixit

Windows Aero Glass visual effects are not working or displayed


You could try to force Aero, make a backup or registry and a System Restore point before proceeding.

Open RegEdit> Win Key+R> Type

regedit

Press enter

Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM

In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit value) named UseMachineCheck, and set its value to 0.

Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named Blur, and set its value to 0.

Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named Animations, and set its value to 0.

Start> In search box type

services.msc

Press enter

Right click Desktop Window Manager Session Manager> Restart

If the DWM registry key is not found, right click on Windows in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows> Select New> Key> And name it as DWM.

A Guy
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17 May 2011   #15
emintz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

A Guy:

Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, I've already done all of these things (and just tried them again). In particular, the Microsoft Fixit you recommend just tells me to upgrade to a version of Windows that supports Aero. But I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and Aero previously worked for me.
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17 May 2011   #16
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

emintz, assuming you have a legit copy of Windows, then there is a deeper issue then no Aero if MS even detects the wrong version. At this time I'm going to suggest a Repair Install

Repair Install

It will save all your files and programs. Since you have already reset your system files, then the repair install will hopefully just restore proper operation. It is actually quite easy, and straight forward as you'll see.

A Guy
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20 May 2011   #17
emintz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That did the trick, thanks!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
emintz, assuming you have a legit copy of Windows, then there is a deeper issue then no Aero if MS even detects the wrong version. At this time I'm going to suggest a Repair Install

Repair Install

It will save all your files and programs. Since you have already reset your system files, then the repair install will hopefully just restore proper operation. It is actually quite easy, and straight forward as you'll see.

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2011   #18
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome emintz, glad we could help

A Guy
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