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jchen

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Windows Aero
« on: January 25, 2009, 11:28:25 am »
Does anyone know what this is? Aero...I really want the theme and I have Windows Vista Home Premium but I can't find it in my Color and Appearance. I don't have it! My school's computers have it and I really like it.
Help me, I want it soooo badly.  :(

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Re: Windows Aero
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 12:52:23 pm »
Windows Vista has a new high performance graphical experience built in to its Aero User Interface (UI) called Aero Glass. If you have a graphics card that meets with Aero's requirements, then you will be able to experience Aero Glass. The translucent elements of the dynamic windows allows users to continue their focus on the underlying content. Having this effect also allows users to keep track of the windows that are displayed.

If I find anything else I'll let you know  :)

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Re: Windows Aero
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 01:04:40 pm »
Try this site and it should explain a bit more about it.
www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/experiences/aero.mspx

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Re: Windows Aero
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 12:00:51 pm »
There are some versions of Vista that you can't get Aero on, I'm pretty sure you can get it in Home Premium though.

Have you tried this? See attached...
« Last Edit: January 29, 2009, 12:03:59 pm by Synbios »

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Re: Windows Aero
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 10:12:42 am »
I went there....but Windows Aero is NOT listed in there  >:(

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Re: Windows Aero
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 03:45:36 pm »
If you click on the link I put up, it should take you straight to the page explaining all about Aero
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Re: Windows Aero
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 09:30:43 pm »
I went there....but Windows Aero is NOT listed in there  >:(

It isn't included in Windows Home Basic and if you have a Vista which does support it you need a Graphics card with sufficient specs to support it and it's drivers installed.
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Re: Windows Aero
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 03:43:06 am »
You should go to the screen where you calculate the hardware rating, don't you have to run a rating in order to enable Aero? That way windows will know if your graphics card can handle it or not. Oh, and make sure your graphics drivers are installed before you run the rating, or the results could be way off.

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Re: Windows Aero
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 03:57:44 am »
here is a small utility i wrote a while back when I was having aero problems with my other laptop..    the option to turn it ON didnt always appear for me. so this uses window's services to attempt to force it on/off.

when you run it, the utility will simply turn Aero OFF if its on.. and then turn it back ON..  (hence the name, Aero Restart)


it will also accept command line params:     "/on"  and  "/off"  to force one way or the other..




here's what it actually does to attempt to turn it on:

    RegSet HKEY_CURRENT_USER, "Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM", "Composition", "1"
    RegSet HKEY_CURRENT_USER, "Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM", "CompositionPolicy", "2"

    Call ServiceStart( "uxsms")

« Last Edit: February 02, 2009, 04:05:01 am by chip! »
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