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Windows 7: Emulate Aero Borders


Emulate (Copy) Windows Aero (borders)

Created by AeroXL-R/Aero
Published by Aero
29 Dec 2009
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How to Emulate Aero Borders

information   Information
This Windows Tutorial will give you step by step guidance on how to emulate Windows Aero Window Boarders on Windows OS's lower then Vista OR you can use this guide to emulate Windows Aero on machines that have incompatible graphics card (for machines that can only run Windows Basic theme).

Known Glitches:
1) If you have UltraMon and use the "Move Window" & "Maxamize to Desktop" buttons, they will disappear when using this.

2) Games HATE this, as FastAero keep trying to add it's border to your full-screen game; and they fight with each other until one crashes or you end one of the processes. I've found that turning off FastAero when playing a game is my best bet, and turning it on afterwards - but this quickly became a pain in the butt.

3) if you use VNC to remote into PCs, if that PC has FastAero you won't have any buttons whatsoever, so you have to shut down FastAero when you remote in. -Glitches found by ChrisInVT


News:
*This tutorial will be done in a video form if it gets popular
*You can apply this tutorial on WINDOWS XP Also

Tut V1.

STEP 1A: Click HERE to download FastAero 1.4. FastAero will change your window borders to Aero-Styled boarders. Look below for a sample picture.
Emulate Aero Borders-fastarro.jpg
STEP 2A: You'll need to have installed a rar extracting program such as WinRAR or WinZIP to use FastAero.

The program comes default in Polski. To change that to English, either follow the instructions on the picture below, or follow the instructions in text below the picture.
Emulate Aero Borders-step-3a-6a-picture.png
3A. Open the folder where you saved FastAero.

4A. You should see some files in there. Double click the one that says config.

5A. Somewhere in the text it will say language=Polski. Just change Polski to English.

6A. When Notepad (Notepad is default) prompts you; would you like to save the changes?, click yes.

7A. Run FastAero each time you wish to emulate Aero!


EXTRAS:
If you want FastAero to run at startup automatically, (recommended), follow these steps

1E. Go inside your FastAero folder again, copy the FastAero application.

2E. Go to Start > All Programs > Startup.

3E. In the Startup folder, right click, and select PASTE SHORTCUT. If you click just paste IT WILL NOT WORK!

Tutorial Copyright Aero/AeroXL-R
1st Picture Copyright FastAero's creator (NOT ME!)

This tutorial is also available on Instructables & TekDomain. Please click the below links if you wish to see this same tutorial on those different websites

TekDomain
(my website )
Instructables

Thanks for reading my tutorial!
29 Dec 2009   #1
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Nice one mate, i have just made my own (not on the same topic) it's quite hard to make it look nice doesn't it when you first make one!


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29 Dec 2009   #2
ChrisInVT

Windows 7
 
 

Good writeup, this is a welcome addition to my dual boot XP & 7 configuration.
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30 Dec 2009   #3
Aero

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for your replies guys
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 Dec 2009   #4
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aero View Post
Thanks for your replies guys
Your welcome
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30 Dec 2009   #5
ChrisInVT

Windows 7
 
 

I love this addon, but noticed a few glitches with it...

1) If you have UltraMon and use the "Move Window" & "Maxamize to Desktop" buttons, they will disappear when using this.

2) Games HATE this, as FastAero keep trying to add it's border to your full-screen game; and they fight with each other until one crashes or you end one of the processes. I've found that turning off FastAero when playing a game is my best bet, and turning it on afterwards - but this quickly became a pain in the butt.

This is a good little program, but unfortunately I can't run it on my two main computers. At work I use UltraMon's buttons constantly, and at home all I use my PC for is gaming. My laptop runs W7 so no need for it there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2010   #6
Aero

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Yep...

Yeah I have noticed these glitches too... Its unfortunate that FastAero's creator is not working on it anymore... Oh well, atleast its a solution to non-gamers. (What I do is turn FastAero off when starting games)
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05 Jan 2010   #7
ChrisInVT

Windows 7
 
 

Also found out that if you use VNC to remote into PCs, if that PC has FastAero you won't have any buttons whatsoever, so you have to shut down FastAero when you remote in.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #8
Aero

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisInVT View Post
Also found out that if you use VNC to remote into PCs, if that PC has FastAero you won't have any buttons whatsoever, so you have to shut down FastAero when you remote in.
Hmm, I'll add a section that says the known glitches.

EDIT: Added Known Glitches section.
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