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Windows 7: Aero Theme

30 Mar 2010   #1
betty02

Windows 7
 
 
Aero Theme

Ok I had to rebuild my machine it's a Dell Optiplex SX280, i used to be able to run the Aero theme with no problems at all but since the rebuild i can't I couldn't find the Graphics drivers on the dell website, there support forums were garbage so I did a windows update and it automatically found them. I give it a few restarts and I still cannot do the Aero theme? Pretty annoying really as it has worked before?

Any ideas guys?


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30 Mar 2010   #2
betty02

Windows 7
 
 

Ok I did a search and found this tutorial.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...hics-card.html

I followed it and then i re-run it and it came up as 7.9 - thought great it's worked. So i Right Clicked Desktop>Personalize>Aero Theme, background etc changes but no transparency?
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30 Mar 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Possible that with the grapics card, you cannot get all the features, but try this.

The bottom right, near the clock, there is a little box. Go online to a webpage, then put cursor on the box. Do you see the desktop? If no put cursor on the box, right click and check show desktop. Peek work any better now?
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30 Mar 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If the above does not work, follow this informative tutorial

Aero Peek - Turn On or Off
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30 Mar 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betty02 View Post
Ok I did a search and found this tutorial.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...hics-card.html

I followed it and then i re-run it and it came up as 7.9 - thought great it's worked. So i Right Clicked Desktop>Personalize>Aero Theme, background etc changes but no transparency?
See if this tutorial helps you out,
Transparency - Enable or Disable
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30 Mar 2010   #6
betty02

Windows 7
 
 

The show peek options are turned of and when i follow the Enable Transparency tutorial i don't get anything that looks the same? Weird thing is it used to work and i used the same install CD i did before and everything?
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30 Mar 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Possible that with the grapics card, you cannot get all the features, but try this.

The bottom right, near the clock, there is a little box. Go online to a webpage, then put cursor on the box. Do you see the desktop? If no put cursor on the box, right click and check show desktop. Peek work any better now?
If you tried this what happened?
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30 Mar 2010   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betty02 View Post
The show peek options are turned of and when i follow the Enable Transparency tutorial i don't get anything that looks the same? Weird thing is it used to work and i used the same install CD i did before and everything?
Have you tried the aero troubleshooter?


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30 Mar 2010   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Betty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, double check through these items below to see if they may be able to help:Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Mar 2010   #10
betty02

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Possible that with the grapics card, you cannot get all the features, but try this.

The bottom right, near the clock, there is a little box. Go online to a webpage, then put cursor on the box. Do you see the desktop? If no put cursor on the box, right click and check show desktop. Peek work any better now?
If you tried this what happened?
If doesn't show the desktop like it used to, i right click and peek at desktop IS ticked but greyed out?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betty02 View Post
The show peek options are turned of and when i follow the Enable Transparency tutorial i don't get anything that looks the same? Weird thing is it used to work and i used the same install CD i did before and everything?
Have you tried the aero troubleshooter?
I tried the trouble shooter and got told that there was an error trying to trouble shoot problems and can't get on it?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Betty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, double check through these items below to see if they may be able to help:Hope this helps,
Shawn
Got all the settings right, i can only assume it's the drivers personally as it has worked before and i am sure i used some 7/Vista drivers that i now cannot find and windows update has installed some generic ones possibly?
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