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[SOLVED] Hardware doesn't support Aero so can't change colours

Q: [SOLVED] Hardware doesn't support Aero so can't change colours

I continue to struggle on with almost minimal hardware requirements and don't often have any issues, I don't do gaming or anything really resource intensive.

I decided that my screenshots are a bit boring and thought I may be able to change them.

Like the title bar/border in the screenshots here; http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...er-831265.html

It seems that the only way I can change these colours is if I change to Windows Classic view. Not possible, as far as I can see, in Windows 7 themes.

Anyone know if there's a workaround please?

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A: [SOLVED] Hardware doesn't support Aero so can't change colours

Hi Dave

I can not see the images you are referring too. I get a message 'Access denied"

Can you post a screenshot of way you would like the views here? also post your current view.

Are you trying to turn on Aero?

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I just got a Viao with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed on it. All was going well. I have Aero working nicely and changed all my tak bars to a very stylish pink!!! But then suddenly everything changed my screen become distorted and stretched and I eventually resored it by changing the resoluation. I checked the colour which is set to 32 bit true colour and all seemed normal except when i went to change my taskbar back to pink I couldn't do it!!!!!
I still have the aero themes saved on my computer but I just chan't seem to change the colours... it comes up with a old fashioned windows colour and appearence box instead of the previous colour pallete it gave me.
I checked my experience rating and its at 1.0.... I tried ajusting the visual effect so that they prioritise appearence over performance but this had no effect.
My graphics info is:
Name Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_9072104D&REV_A2\4&12796CB&0&0008
Adapter Type GeForce GT 330M, (Standard display types) compatible
Adapter Description Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Adapter RAM 512.00 MB (536,870,912 bytes)
Installed Drivers vga.dll,framebuf.dll,vga256,vga64k
Driver Version 6.1.7600.16385
INF File display.inf (vga section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries Not Available
Resolution Not Available
Bits/Pixel Not Available
Memory Address 0xE2000000-0xE2FFFFFF
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xE0000000-0xE1FFFFFF
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A:Stupid Aero can't change my taskbar colours!!!

ALSO when I used to hover my mouse over the bottom task bar on a open internet page I would get a little window showing me the page in full... now I only get the address text showing... don't know if this is anything to do with it!!!

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hi guys finally i installed and actived my ultimate windows x86,but it says your graphic card doesn't support aero, so what shoud i do? is it possible to solve it with getting new driver version?

A:Geforce Fx 5200 doesn't support Aero !

Try updating the driver,
I was running Win7RC with a FX5200 without any problems, it displayed Aero.
I am using as a server now (thank you Technet for windows Home Server)so I can't tell you what drivers I was using.

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I got this error after i used the troubleshooter in my laptop. I was surprised to find my screensaver not working with the message "the screensaver can't run because it requires a newer video card or one thats compatible with Direct3D". This error happened recently after I reinstalled my Windows 7 Home Premium OS into my laptop. Before this it was fine.

Here are my laptop specs:
Acer Aspire 4745G
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

I'm at a loss because I installed the latest ATI Catalyst Suite then it happened. I read other threads quite similar to this before but I can't seem to solve it on my own, especially when I'm not good with computers and stuff. Therefore, any help would be much appreciated.

A:Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects

The 5470 drivers should support Aero. Don't know why youre getting that error but you need to visit Acer and get your drivers for your video card there.

Check here Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 4745G and get the first AMD VGA driver -

You also might want to check this info for Aero - What is the Aero desktop experience?

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I know there are many other people having this same problem...

I just recently upgraded Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista Home premium. When I "upgraded" though I chose to completly reinstall my OS.

Anyways I used to have transparency, but when I try to get that same effect it says

"The current video card may support Aero with a driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the manufacturer of your computer or video card for a WDDM-compatible driver."

and then when I try to troubleshoot it says "Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects" . I've tried the "Fix it" options, but that doesnt work.

I just don't see how transperancy would work on vista but not with windows 7... do I seriously have to purchase a new video card?

A:Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects

Have you installed the latest motherboard drivers and video card drivers?

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Aero isn't working and when Troubleshooting didn't work it told me "Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects". I tried using the Aero Activator and that didn't work either. I have a EVGA GeForce GTX 650 graphics card. Please help. Thank you.

A:Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects

Please go to device manager and click on display adapters and tell me what it says.

The way you get there
(Right click "Computer" icon than click "manage" On the left side choose "device manager" than click "display adapters")

It will show me what drivers you got.

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hi everyone, i got some problem with my windows 7 ultimate 7600 . .

when I choose themes aero, why it's just changing the wallpaper, toolbars and other effects do not change??

it say ; problem found "Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects"

The current video card driver isn't compatible with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM)??

when i used windows vista it works well but in 7600 version it doesnt work.

my graphic card is sis mirage3+ (sis m672)

how to solve this problem??

thx a lot. .

A:Video card driver doesn't support Aero effects

to enable aero to work properly ,the graphic card needs at least direct x 9 or higher, you're card unfotunately does not support that mode ,is the graphics onboard or in a slot? maybe advisable to invest in a newer card

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Ok so I built myself a new PC and everything was running fine. Then I decided to change the graphics card from an ASUS Radeon HD 6770 to an ASUS Radeon HD6850 1GB.

Upon restart and every restart since, the Aero effects do not work. At first I just figured I hadnt got the right drivers. Games were working fine so I left it alone. Now I've updated all the drivers to the latest ones from the ATI website, 12.4, but the Aero effects still do not work.

If anyone has any ideas, or has experienced this problem, please can you provide some help. Thanks.

A:Aero Not Working - Graphics Card Does Not Support Aero - HELP

Have you tried setting the desktop to use an Aero theme?

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I'm having some real issues with my Dell XPS 400 and I'm desperately seeking help. I'm running WinXP Pro and this pc
is only about 16 months old. It has the original factory installed ram (1 gig) , a 320 gig hard drive and the processor is an
Intel ViiV. I have been getting a blue error screen with ***Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check
/ Memory Parity Error - System was halted*** that lasted for a few hours. I had to hold the power button in for several seconds each time
to shut it down. I ran both the Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic tests, as well as the Memtest 86 , each several times. The results were always
"no memory errors". I attempted a few times, unsucessfully, using the F11 key to reach the Acronis recovery partition. I booted using my XP
disk but was unable to re-install. Windows would begin to load and then the blue screen with the same error message would occur. Finally,
I was able to access the Acronis recovery manager and restore my pc but on reboot it began to run ChkDsk. Now it keeps rebooting and running
a new disk check over and over and over..........................I have tried to cancel the ChkDsk using the keyboard but it keeps running. I'm at a loss, as to what else,
if anything I can do, (besides ripping my hair out by the roots)

A:Solved: HELP? Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check

UPDATE: I was waiting for the Dell hardware diagnostics test results to finish. It took several hours and basically the same result as the memory tests. No hardware failure, I'm thinking motherboard?

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can someone help me as to how can i change the colours of the bars/areas marked by the red oval in the pic

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A:Change XP colours

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Can anybody in the whole world tell me how to change some colors in Win7 aeromode?
I want to get rid of that blue color.

Thanks in advance.

A:How to change some colours?

I know some advanced themes change those colors. Check DeviantArt for some.

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For some reason in nearly every video player I use the colour controls are greyed out, like in WinDVD, PowerDVD, VLC, etc etc. I am sure I could use them at once upon a time in the past. Any ideas why this is ?

A:Can't change brightness/colours in XP ?

re-install the video driver...I think that may help !

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I wanna change the colour of all the folders. Is that possible ?
Actually i could do that with "Rainbow Folders" but i have to change about 300-400 folder,one by one
Is there any program for that ?

A:change folders ( colours )

See if this helps you out,

IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor

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A little while ago my computer decided to start up in 16 colours and in 640x480 resolution. Whenever I try to change it back it says it has to restart before the new settings can take place, but when it restarts its exactly the same.Ive tried clicking the "apply new color settings withiout restarting" tab in advanced display properties but it makes no difference whatsoever.Ive got windows ME.Can anyone help?

A:Cant change resolution or no. of colours

Try changing one thing at a time. Change the colors to 16-bit then restart. upon reboot, change the resolution & if it asks, reboot again. That should work unless you're constantly rebooting in safe mode.

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hi guys,i have a vista 64 bit pc home premium,i have been pulling my hair out trying to find a program that will change the colour of my folders to all different colours,i have tried RAINBOW FOLDER & COLOUR FOLDER MARKER, they don`t work,any suggestions would be terrific,thank you............

A:how to change the folder colours ????????

The only way to really change 'all' the colours of your folders would be to download a new icons theme.

Something like this:
Windows Vista Icons

I hope this helps!

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How to change the color of the marked area in the picture? If it's possible. I would be very grateful if someone can help.

A:How to change colours in visual style?

Courtesy of Brink...
Theme - Change or Save

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Hi just a quick question if I may please

I have been using Folder Maker V3 on my laptop for a while now and its worked ok, but now I need something like folder Marker on my desktop PC so I have just bought Folder Marker V4 and it will just not open on my Windows 7 64 bit edition

So can anyone recommend a program that will allow me to customize the shape and colour of my folders please?

I have tried a few program that came up with a google search but if seems not are as good as folder marker but it just will not run on my machine

PS it would be good if I could batch change more than one folder at a time

A:Change Windows 7 folder colours

Since you like Folder Marker V4 (which version?), you might just want to pursue why it will not work. It should be supported.

You might tell us exactly what happens. It installs correctly, but clicking it's exe does nothing, etc.

A Guy

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I have XPSP3 running on my computer and after cancelling a download of themes half way through(I know I shouldn't do that) I haven't been able to change my colours or theme. I have tried many methods from "Doug", a restore, but not yet a repair because I don't have an SP3 disk. I have copied the message I get here, any help would be appreciated thanks.
An exception occurred while trying to run "C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "C:\WINDOWS\system32\desk.cpl",Display"


A:I can't change my display colours or theme

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For the most part I like and use the the "Let Windows choose" visual appearance settings which enables the transparent effects etc. However when I played Civ IV for example, a notification popped up saying that the application was not compatible with certain visual effects and would put Windows into the basic colour scheme appearance mode - it'd still "look" like Windows 7 just without the transparency, which is great. I can of course manually do this and make it "best performance" but...heh, it's ugly! It reminds me of Windows 98. What I'd like to do is set a particular application, in this case it's Civ V to also set my Windows appearance to this basic colour scheme mode when I load the game, in the hope it'll improve performance somewhat.

I've had a bit of a search around and haven't figured out how to do this - assuming that I can. So in terms of the reply below, thanks Jerry, one option is to set up a theme and choose this each time before I play. Though that's not automatic hehe.

A:How to make certain applications change W7 colours to basic?

If you want the Basic theme at start up look at Option 2 of this tutorial Theme - Change or Save and set Windows 7 Basic theme and save it.


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Hello Members
Like the post's title says above, i've gone through the personalize menu, but can't find the control to do this specific thing.

kind regards

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Hi, I have not had a Problem with Vista until now, last night I noticed that I went back to my pc and my Windows borders are now a White like colour instead of being a metallic transparent grey/black colour, Ive tried messing with Aero and all those settings to fix it but still nothing, and also My window previews no longer work, I go to try and enable them and for some reason they are greyed out now, but they werent before. Can I please get a hand?? :/ Also I prefer vista over 7 :P

A:Window colours automatically change, and previews no longer avaliable.

Sounds like it may be a graphics card driver or the actual card

Type device manger in search. Then go to Device Manager and look for any yellow warning signs concerning the graphics card. Update the driver.

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System is an old Emachines T3092 with Athlon 3000+ processor and 2 gig ram running Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7600 as reported by PC Wizard 2010. I run Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 and Peer Guardian. My C: drive is indexed (Local Disk C: Properties has "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties" checked "Compress this drive to conserve disk space" is unchecked.
To make a long story reasonably short, I used to use Windows XP Pro. I do some video file conversions and used to use, in the XP search box, *.* This star dot star search would allow me to find all the files on my C: drive. I had my file search show details ( not just icons) so I could find very large files that I may have forgotten about and I would delete them to save disk space. I find that this *.* search does not work in Win 7. All I get is see more results. I never get a list of all files on my C: drive. Question is.... Is there a way to have Win 7 do the same thing as the old Win XP file search for all files (star dot star)? I have talked to another person at work that has the same issue and used to do the same *.* search in XP and they have no idea why it doesn't work. I have Googled and find no answers. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks....

A:Solved: Win 7 Ult doesn't support wildcard search ?

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Hey TSG,

I've used this site for years now, and I've always enjoyed that when I type replies/posts, the text such as [i/] doesn't appear. The changes just happen.

The other day I switched from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome as my default web browser, and now text like that is beginning to appear.

Since the time of both the events is way too close to be coincidental, I'm wondering if anyone has any idea how to change Google Chrome's settings so this doesn't appear or if anyone has any additional information about this.

Thanks in advanced guys,
Cody (TheShooter93)

A:Solved: Tech Support Guy Change or Mine?

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Hey, I'm a new guy. With Windows 7 around the corner I decided to start house cleaning to get ready for the clean install(I'm the guy that's always late to the party). After running Windows upgrade Advisor, all the big things checked out except Windows Aero support. It says my graphic adapter won't support it but I have a XFX 256MB 8500GT card that supports Direct X 10..so what's the deal?

Also, so not to make two threads. Would it be even worth it to install 64 over 32 on my system after a 4GB ram upgrade?

A:XFX 8500GT will not support Aero?

I do not believe that your card can handle Aero. Not enough memory probably.

Yes, the x64 is worth it.


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I just got an HP h8-1237c, which has an i5-2320 processor. I thought it was a good move, but I need to run other copies of windows in VirtualBox, which I can do fine in my old ASUS i5 computer. This one tells me I can't because I can't enable VT-x, as there's no place on the bios to do this. HP tech support was not helpful at all, and I even had to define virtualization to the tech.

Is there a way around this so I can install and run a 64 bit OS on this new PC, such as Windows 7, 64bit, or even 64 bit linux?

Thanks for the guidance in advance.


A:Solved: Enabling Hardware V when bios doesn't allow it

Look under the security settings in the BIOS.

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Any way to tweek windows 7 RC1 to have aero support for older hardware?

A:Get aero with old hardware

Quote: Originally Posted by sillyshy

Any way to tweek windows 7 RC1 to have aero support for older hardware?

How old of hardware are you talking about? I've used Linux distros with all kinds of eyecandy on Nvidia FX5200's and they have been great. Granted it's not aero....but it sure is pretty.

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Dear sir, I wanted to know if my NIC has HW support for PTPv2 protocol(IEEE 1588) and hardware time stamping . I also wanted more details on the network interface that i haveThank You in advance for any help 

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I have the following code:
If IsNull(Me!subfrmBrImgProc.txtBrProcDt) Then

MsgBox "The Procedure Date may not be empty." _
& vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "Please enter the Procedure Date", _
buttons:=vbOKOnly, title:="Blitz 10/2009"
Resume ExitProcedure

When I execute the code, I get the 438 error on the first line.

This strikes me as strange, since when I go to the Immediate Window I get the following:

? isnull(me!subfrmBrImgProc!txtBrProcDt)

TIA for your suggestions


A:Solved: access 2003 error 438 object doesn't support...

I just noticed that I had
"isnull(me!subfrmBrImgProc.txtBrProcDt)" in the code and

Made all the difference in the world.

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For Christmas, I received a 16gig flash drive. My first thought was to put Linux on it so I could use it on my laptop. My laptop's hard drive is pretty small, and when I'm considering purchasing a new one in less then a year's time frame, I figured a flash drive would be much more beneficial then a new hard drive in the long run.

Anyways, I quickly found out that neither of my two computers support USB booting. Since then, my flash drive has been sitting idling on my desk, using it a few times to transfer files. Well, today, when I was trying to see what KDE 4 looks lie on Mandriva, I stumbled upon the Mandriva Flash 2009. I found this in the description:

How do I boot Mandriva Flash if my computer can not boot from USB?

Mandriva Flash provides you a bootables CD. A small bootable CD-ROM image is also present on the shared partition of the Mandriva Flash USB key. It is only 3MB, so it can be burnt on a credit-card sized CD-ROM. You can then make your computer boot on this CD-ROM (and make sure your Mandriva Flash USB key is plugged), it will automatically use the Mandriva Flash USB key. Once Mandriva Flash is booted, you can eject the CD-ROM.Click to expand...

Sounds exactly what I need. I almost purchased it, until I saw the steep price of $59.90, where as I only paid $20.00 for my flash drive that is twice the size.

However, I was wondering, what is exactly on this CD, and is there one freely out there that can be used for other distro's?

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A:Solved: Boot form USB on a computer that doesn't support USB booting?

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I am currently running 3 displays (2x 1920x1080, 1x 2560x1440) on a 2GB MSI 6970 Lightning and once I connect a 4th display (42" HDTV) my desktop theme reverts to basic and cannot enable Aero (grayed out).

My 1080p monitors are running off of the 2 mini displayports w/active adapters, the 1440p display is running off of the dual DVI, once I connect my HDTV to HDMI my theme changes to basic.

I read somewhere that Windows, for some reason, does not support Aero theme with 4 or more monitors connected to a single card and requires a 2nd card if I want Aero enabled with 4 monitors. Is this true? Can someone verify?

Or should I enable eyefinity?

A:Windows 7 Aero does not support 4 displays?

I think adding a second card would be your best option over eyefinity.

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Hi, This is my current configuration. I bought this Laptop in Aug 2008.

My Graphics card details are below
Chip Type - Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
DAC Type - Internal
Memory Size - 384 MB
BIOS info - Intel Video BIOS

I bought the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade and was running the Windows upgrade Advisor. It says your current graphics adapter wont support Windows Aero user interface. If you want to experience the benefits of Aero contact your PC Manufacturer or retailer to see if Upgrade is available.

I've attached the graphics properties as a image.

What should i do here ? I understand just 128 MB is more than enough for Aero. I dont why im getting this problem ?

Should i go ahead and clean install Windows 7 and is there is updated driver for this ?

Please assist.

A:Windows Aero Support on Lenovo X61

Hello Kary10 ... Welcome to the forums..

in order to run aero you need to meet the following requirements:

Minimum Hardware Requirements for running Windows 7 Aero:
# 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
# 1 GB of RAM
# 128 MB graphics card

Aero also requires a DirectX 9 class graphics processor that supports a Windows Display Driver Model Driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, and 32 bits per pixel.

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Hello to all of you,
I have this laptop HP PAVILION 4282EA:
Product Specifications*

from HP site this is my display adapter:
Intel? Graphics Media Accelerator 900

But whenei did un update to the display driver from windows updatesi got this driver:
Mobile Intel? 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset

Anyway i can't manage to make the AERO EFFECTS working.
Is there any thing that can make the AERO EFFECTS to work properly?

A:HP Pavilion 4282EA Not support AERo Effects?

Graphics - Windows Vista* support frequently asked questions

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According to Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report.
I computer is legging in hardware support.

Error was
Windows Aero support:
Your current graphics adapter won't support the Windows Aero user interface. If you want to experience the benefits of Windows Aero, contact your PC manufacturer or retailer to see if an upgrade is available.

I also having 2 error more of RAM & Hard Disk requirement such error I can able to solve by buying 1Gb RAM & 160 GB Hard Disk. But...

I just wanted to know how can my computer is able get windows aero support.
As i am not aware of using which type of graphics cards is supporting aero.

Plz Suggest me ....
Pasting my graphics confrigration...


A:Graphics adapter won't support the Windows Aero.

Anything HD by ATI or anything 6xxx and above NVIDIA.

You'll have to check your psu to see if it's strong enough for any card you get. And also, you'll have to check which kind of video card slot you have. Probably AGP but if not, then you'll need to get a PCI card.

IMHO, don't upgrade that machine. Get a new one ready for Windows 7 out of the box.

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I just Installed windows 7 ultimate, but cannot use the Aero Effects because my graphics card is a ATI Mobility Radeon 9800. I need a driver that can let me enable the aero effects. I believe it needs to have the WDDM or something like that. My graaphics card has no updated drivers like that so i think that i need a modded driver. Someone please help me. I want the Aero Effects.

A:No Aero Support on ATI mobility radeon 9800

Well, it should be able to. I used to have 9800 AIW Pro which is a desktop model and it had Aero.

Let me check on things and see if I can advise a possible solution. I'll probably need the hardware id of the graphics adapter. Right click on it in device manager, properties, details tab, change dropdown to hardware ids. Copy and paste what is there.

Also, I'm unable to locate your exact model on Dell's website. Are you sure it's correct in your specs?

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Hi all,

My PC's been giving me a headache for the past couple of days, and frankly, I'm ready to throw in the towel . If anyone here has any idea's left, I'd be happy to hear them:

- Medion MD8822 desktop PC
- MSI MS-7318 v1.1 main board
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13Ghz CPU
- Nvidia GeForce 7650GS Video Card (originally)
- (Gigabyte) Nvidia Geforce 8400GS Video Card (currently)

1) Windows hangs at boot (displaying the 4-colored thingy and "Windows is starting...")
2) When performing a system restore (previous point in time), Windows boots fine.
3) Windows Aero will not work
4) None of the screensavers will work. Will show a black screen with white letters saying I need a newer video card that supports Direct3D
5) Video card shows up as "Standard VGA adapter" in device manager
6) When installing Video Card driver (tried both Windows Update and latest download from Nvidia.com as well as the driver installation CD-ROM that came with the card), the driver will install without issue, but computer will hang after reboot (see symptom #1) --> system restore needed

1) So at first I though the issue was with the Video Card (7650GS) because after a while the card started showing stripes all over my screen, making it pretty much unreadable --> replaced it with a brand new 8400GS. Stripes disappeared, but the card was still not properly recognized by device manager, and Aero nor screensavers would work, still.
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A:Windows 7 Direct3D/Aero hardware issue?

Please provide this info in your next post (even though you're not having BSOD's). The reports may contain info to help us out: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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I have an unsupported graphics card, and would like to force enable the aero theme, so i can se the aeropeek (taskbar preview), animations, and the transparency and blur effects (glass), but have so far been unsuccessful - does anyone know how i can do this?


A:Enable Aero Theme on unsupported hardware

What is your graphics card? I haven't found a way to get Aero to work on my Vista Business ... it too, is unsupported and there are no updates for it.

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Anyone know if the Chrome9 HC IGP Graphic Engine found on some boards or the 6100 Geforce Nvidia chipset support aero feature?

or can anyone recommend a good cheap budget motherboard which is

socket 775
onboard sound
ddr2 memory

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Hi I saw this http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/20...orneliusMc.png and I want to know how he changed the taskbar and the windows with aero peek.

A:How do I change the Aero glass look?

Welcome to the Seven Forums
You will need a image editor like gimp, paint.net, Photoshop.
You would need a resource hacker to edit a copy of the aero.msstyles in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes look at post #38 of this thread will show you how to start a new theme Start menu color change ??
This will work for the taskbar I can provide that image numbers for you if you would like.
If you want to change the Aero peek window you will need to purchase (about $23 US) Ave's Windows7 Style Builder I can provide that image locations for you if you would like.
You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
Let me know if I can be of more help to you.

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I recently purchased a used HP 2000 Notebook and performed a fresh install of windows 7 to wipe it. I did not test Aero prior to doing a fresh install but considering it came from the factory with Windows 7 on it I figured it should be able to support Aero. Is this not the case?
This is the message that appears when I try to troubleshoot my problem with Aero.

"The current video card may support Aero with a driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the manufacturer of your computer or video card for a WDDM-compatible driver."

I tried searching for solutions via google but nothing I have tried has worked for me. So far I have tried the following:

-Windows updates
-Updating my driver
-Restarting Device manager

A:Current video card may support Aero w/ a driver compliant w/ WDDM

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... You do not state which Graphics Card you have .. Also the Model Number you have given is not complete there are some letters missing .. The message you got from Windows means you should go to the Manufactures Website for the Driver ...

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Recently i update my graphics card and install a new one Sapphire HD 4670 1gb ddr3 the problem is after installing the driver the aero disabled itself and when i troubleshoot the problem a error message comes windows desktop manager is disabled even i tried the latest driver but nothing help. I update my system drivers like bios,chipset,sound and others but nothing seems to work. I am using Windows 7 ultimate x32bit I really wanted to use this card under win7 but because of this problem i couldn't.

A:Windows aero doesn't work

You can start the desktop windows management by going to Start>Run>services.msc
Locate the Window Manager Session Manager and start the service
Re-enable Aero
If it is disabled, set it to start automatically

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Hello, first of all, I cannot disconnect the graphic card, it's part of the motherboard
GeForce 9300
it worked fine

the only thing I did was play Starcraft, oh, and I also played Batman, but Batman Arkham Asylum played good, had nothing to do with Starcraft. When I played Starcraft, I selected "disable desltop composition"... so I played the game, and noticed after playing, I wasn't on Aero anymore

So I tried enabling it, doesn't works
I rebooted, nothing

I did no hardware or software upgrade
I just played Starcraft

It was working fine today

A:Aero doesn't works anymore

Well, Actuall, I am running Deskspace, in order to have 4 virtual desktops

I think that might have caused Aero to disappear, because Deskspace made me loose my background image as well, so I assume when I run Deskspace, the Aero was disabled

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I have a problem with my Vista Aero theme. When I start the computer, the Aero theme works perfectly, without a hitch. Then, as time goes on, I notice that the scrollbars and text fields look different than they normally look with Aero. If I try to do a start menu search after that, it will not work and when I restart the explorer process, the taskbar looks way different, like Windows Classic style. I have tried everything to make this better - System Restore, Registry Restore, Graphics Card driver update, computer scan. When I try to restart the themes service in services.msc, it says "Error 230: The pipe state is invalid." Restarting the DWM service makes the Aero theme completely bad. I have located the aero theme in my Windows folder but when I try to double-click on it, it says something about the Theme service not working. The only thing that temporarily fixes it is restarting the computer, which I have to do every hour.No particular program seems to be making this happen. I thought uTorrent was causing this, but it happened without uTorrent. Another possibility- The Windows Update program was running, but I couldn't seem to get into it to see what it was downloading. It never downloaded anything. When I tried to access it from the control panel, it said that nothing was downloading, even though I could clearly see that something was on my taskbar. Could this be a corrupted file? Or worse, something to do with my graphics card or memory? Is it worth it to fix ... Read more

A:Aero Theme Doesn't Work!! I Have Tried Everything!

I would suggest that you re-install Vista and leave uTorrent out in the future. Re-installing Vista using your Vista DVD or the recovery partition that came with your system is the only way that you will be able to rule-out the seeimingly dozens of issues that you are now considering to be the cause.

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Hi folks.

I just noticed that my aero snap feature is not working ie. my windows don't maximize if dragged to the top or half screen if dragged to the side.

I've been in to control panel/ease of access.

This function was not disabled in "make the mouse easier to use", "make the keyboard easier to use" or " make it easier to focus on tasks"

I tried disabling it in all three and then re enabled it but it still doesn't work.

Thinking about it, I can remember when it did work but it hasn't for a long time.

Anyone got any ideas on this?

Thanks, John

A:Aero snap doesn't work

I found this John, might want to give it a look,
Aero Snap not working
Hope that helps,

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BSOD happened today and was wondering was there a solution for this problem. I don't know why the issue has come up as now.

A:Dell Inspirion 1525 BSOD No hardware change or software change

Welcome to the forums Neoco,

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8057088010, fffff8800482dcb0, 0, c}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for igdkmd64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for igdkmd64.sys
Probably caused by : igdkmd64.sys ( igdkmd64+23cb0 )

Usual causes: Video driver, overheating, bad video card, BIOS, Power to card
This bugcheck indicates that the graphics card driver has attempted to reset the graphics card, but failed to do so within the allocated time interval, and therefore caused a timeout with the following Stop Code 0x116. More Information - Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) (Windows Drivers)

Please follow these steps:STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
Note: Please do not hesitate to ask if you have problems or concerns with the troubleshooting steps within the listed guide.


0: kd> lmvm igdkmd64
start end module name
fffff880`0480a000 fffff880`04ddd500 igdkmd64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: igdkmd64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys
Image name: igdkmd64.sys
Timestamp: Wed May 06 19:22:19 2009 (4A01D55B)
CheckSum: 005D8353
ImageSize: 005D3500
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Please update to the latest version from here ... Read more

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Hey guys. Today when i started my computer the theme was classic rather than Aero.
Lastnight everything was okay and aero theme was working great. I tried setting back to aero default win vista theme and to other themes i was using before that but nothing worked. It kept auto-switching to classic theme. I went Control Panel\Personalization and then Theme to set the aero theme but nothing worked. Check THIS Picture.
Then i tried checking Window Color and Appearance but nothing worked there either.Check THIS Picture as well.

I wanted to let you know taht i use Windows Vista Home Premium x32 bit.
Antivirus - ESET NOD32 Antivirus
Lastnight i removed and updated some programs i frequently use.
I uninstalled Advanced SystemCare and purchased the new version and i had to upgrade (intall it once more).
Also i unintstalled Adobe Photoshop CS5 because i purchased the new CS6 and i installed the new CS6.
Also i uninstalled TuneUp Utilities and i purchased the new 2013 version but i DIDNT installed it lastnight.

I also used both Advanced SystemCare and CCleaner to clean up my pc lastnight.
Thats everything i did.

Please help me to turn the Aero themes back because i dont quite like the Classical theme.

A:Aero themes change to Classic

I dont want to bump the topic but i really need some help here.
I also found error while windows startup saying
"turegopt program not found - skipping autocheck"
I searched over Google and i found "turegopt" is connected to TuneUp Utilities. Do you think everything i caused by it?

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Every time I use the command Ctrl+C to copy. My Windows aero colour scheme returns to default colours. The only way to change it back is to hit Ctrl+C 10 more times!!! This seems to be an odd issue but its really annoying as I copy and paste allot XD

Can somebody help me?? I'm new to the forum.


A:Aero scheme colour change - Help!!!

Sounds liek something is running that is interpreting Ctrl+C as a command to restore default colors. Weird but that's what it sounds like.

How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.

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