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Aero not working in 7 but does in 8


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#1 frank_cheese

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:42 PM

Aero has never worked in windows 7 running on my laptop, due to the low graphics ram - this i understand. However since installing the windows 8 developer preview it has been running aero very succesfully using a microsoft basic display render driver that seems to be using system RAM as video RAM, which is fine as I have 2gig of it. Force enabling doesnt work, either through artificial modification of the experience index score or through editing the keys in the registry. Does anyone know how i could install this other driver, or other software that would allow me to share the system RAM as video RAM? There is no setting in the registry and i cannot install this microsoft one i mentioned as legacy hardware or anything, it doesnt show as a preinstalled driver except in windws 8 developer preview.

Thanks in advance.

Elliot
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#2 noknojon

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:06 PM

Hi -

In Windows Vista, transparency is disabled when windows are maximized but in Windows 7, transparency is enabled unless the user disables it in personalization or chooses the basic or classic theme.

A quote from a Wiki page linked below
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Aero

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