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Old 12-01-2008
ourstanley
 
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Aero Theme will not stay set and so cannot turn on Aero

I've just helped a friend install a new nVidia GeForce 7200 video card in his
PC to allow him to run his Tiger Woods Golf game and some games for his son.
His Windows Vista Index (or whatever it is called) has now increased from 2.3
to 3.0 (the lowest score was under Graphics, this has now increased to 3.2,
the Gaming Graphics score was 3.0 and has remained as that).

The games now play OK.

However the Aero experience won't work. When we follow the steps for the
settings for Colour (32 bit), refresh rate (greater than 10Hz) etc we get as
far as setting the theme from Windows Vista Basic to Windows Aero, hit Apply
then OK, but when we click the Appearance section to turn on transparency it
still comes up as the Themes dialogue box and the theme has been set back to
Windows Vista Basic.

Can anyone advise how we can get Aero to operate?

Many thanks

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Old 12-01-2008
Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]
 
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Re: Aero Theme will not stay set and so cannot turn on Aero

You might need to refresh your Windows Experience Index (WEI) rating.
1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type Performance Information and Tools, hit enter
3. Click the Update my score link
4. Click Continue on the User Account Control dialog

Ensure the following services are running:
- Desktop Windows Manager
- Themes

(Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services).
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"ourstanley" <ourstanley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A3E01B00-E781-4927-A522-E7E294764266@microsoft.com...
> I've just helped a friend install a new nVidia GeForce 7200 video card in
> his
> PC to allow him to run his Tiger Woods Golf game and some games for his
> son.
> His Windows Vista Index (or whatever it is called) has now increased from
> 2.3
> to 3.0 (the lowest score was under Graphics, this has now increased to
> 3.2,
> the Gaming Graphics score was 3.0 and has remained as that).
>
> The games now play OK.
>
> However the Aero experience won't work. When we follow the steps for the
> settings for Colour (32 bit), refresh rate (greater than 10Hz) etc we get
> as
> far as setting the theme from Windows Vista Basic to Windows Aero, hit
> Apply
> then OK, but when we click the Appearance section to turn on transparency
> it
> still comes up as the Themes dialogue box and the theme has been set back
> to
> Windows Vista Basic.
>
> Can anyone advise how we can get Aero to operate?
>
> Many thanks



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Old 12-01-2008
Engel
 
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RE: Aero Theme will not stay set and so cannot turn on Aero


A millisecond at Google yields
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...ic&btnG=Search


I hope this post is helpful.

Let us know how it works šut.
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"ourstanley" wrote:

> I've just helped a friend install a new nVidia GeForce 7200 video card in his
> PC to allow him to run his Tiger Woods Golf game and some games for his son.
> His Windows Vista Index (or whatever it is called) has now increased from 2.3
> to 3.0 (the lowest score was under Graphics, this has now increased to 3.2,
> the Gaming Graphics score was 3.0 and has remained as that).
>
> The games now play OK.
>
> However the Aero experience won't work. When we follow the steps for the
> settings for Colour (32 bit), refresh rate (greater than 10Hz) etc we get as
> far as setting the theme from Windows Vista Basic to Windows Aero, hit Apply
> then OK, but when we click the Appearance section to turn on transparency it
> still comes up as the Themes dialogue box and the theme has been set back to
> Windows Vista Basic.
>
> Can anyone advise how we can get Aero to operate?
>
> Many thanks

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Old 12-01-2008
Curt
 
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Re: Aero Theme will not stay set and so cannot turn on Aero

3.0 is the bare minimum score in WEI to run Aero.

Did you update the drivers from nvidia?

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"ourstanley" <ourstanley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A3E01B00-E781-4927-A522-E7E294764266@microsoft.com...
> I've just helped a friend install a new nVidia GeForce 7200 video card in
> his
> PC to allow him to run his Tiger Woods Golf game and some games for his
> son.
> His Windows Vista Index (or whatever it is called) has now increased from
> 2.3
> to 3.0 (the lowest score was under Graphics, this has now increased to
> 3.2,
> the Gaming Graphics score was 3.0 and has remained as that).
>
> The games now play OK.
>
> However the Aero experience won't work. When we follow the steps for the
> settings for Colour (32 bit), refresh rate (greater than 10Hz) etc we get
> as
> far as setting the theme from Windows Vista Basic to Windows Aero, hit
> Apply
> then OK, but when we click the Appearance section to turn on transparency
> it
> still comes up as the Themes dialogue box and the theme has been set back
> to
> Windows Vista Basic.
>
> Can anyone advise how we can get Aero to operate?
>
> Many thanks


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Old 12-01-2008
elw
 
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Re: Aero Theme will not stay set and so cannot turn on Aero


I am suffering similar problems:
Acer Travelmate 6292 was doing fine (Aero turned on and working) when
one day I suddenly noticed that the transparency and the 3d flip had
gone (not too bad but annoying).
When the system is restarted, Aero is working but at the end of the
startup sequence the screen blinks and aero is gone.
Following the steps from the Vista help to turn Aero on do not work.
This might have happened after I had connected some external monitors
and extended my desktop on them.

I find that if I manually restart the Destop Window Manager Session
Manager service, aero is turned back on. The effect is lost after a
reboot however.
(search continues).


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Old 12-01-2008
BSchwarz
 
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Re: Aero Theme will not stay set and so cannot turn on Aero


elw;610243 Wrote:
> I am suffering similar problems:
> Acer Travelmate 6292 was doing fine (Aero turned on and working) when
> one day I suddenly noticed that the transparency and the 3d flip had
> gone (not too bad but annoying).
> When the system is restarted, Aero is working but at the end of the
> startup sequence the screen blinks and aero is gone.
> Following the steps from the Vista help to turn Aero on do not work.
> This might have happened after I had connected some external monitors
> and extended my desktop on them.
>
> I find that if I manually restart the Destop Window Manager Session
> Manager service, aero is turned back on. The effect is lost after a
> reboot however.
> (search continues).

Have you installed any software lately?
While rare now that Vsta has been out for a while certain software
would cause Vista to disable Aero. I remember Java used to do that


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Old 12-01-2008
RMZ
 
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Re: Aero Theme will not stay set and so cannot turn on Aero

On Jan 11, 3:25 pm, ourstanley <ourstan...@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:
> I've just helped a friend install a new nVidia GeForce 7200 video card in his
> PC to allow him to run his Tiger Woods Golf game and some games for his son.
> His Windows Vista Index (or whatever it is called) has now increased from 2.3
> to 3.0 (the lowest score was under Graphics, this has now increased to 3.2,
> the Gaming Graphics score was 3.0 and has remained as that).
>
> The games now play OK.
>
> However the Aero experience won't work. When we follow the steps for the
> settings for Colour (32 bit), refresh rate (greater than 10Hz) etc we get as
> far as setting the theme from Windows Vista Basic to Windows Aero, hit Apply
> then OK, but when we click the Appearance section to turn on transparency it
> still comes up as the Themes dialogue box and the theme has been set back to
> Windows Vista Basic.
>
> Can anyone advise how we can get Aero to operate?
>
> Many thanks


I can tell you my experience.... First time I turned my PC (out of the
box) I had upgraded the graphics card from the vendor supplied on
motherboard video and as a result, I had to go through the process of
downloading the proper Vista drivers, etc... After installing the
latest nVidia drivers I could utilize all the power of the video card
to set resolution, play games and video etc at 32-bit color, but Aero
wasn't on, rebooting did nothing.... So I finally forced Vista to
retest the hardware and after that Aero was turned on.

I've read this is the only way to enable Aero if it is disabled. There
is no manual option to force it on. Some hardware vendors drivers I
suppose may enable Aero, but I know that wasn't the case on the
GeForce 7600 GS or the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro based cards that I
experimented with.

Once Aero is enabled, it stays enabled as far as I know.
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Old 12-01-2008
Frank
 
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Re: Aero Theme will not stay set and so cannot turn on Aero

RMZ wrote:
> On Jan 11, 3:25 pm, ourstanley <ourstan...@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
>>I've just helped a friend install a new nVidia GeForce 7200 video card in his
>>PC to allow him to run his Tiger Woods Golf game and some games for his son.
>>His Windows Vista Index (or whatever it is called) has now increased from 2.3
>>to 3.0 (the lowest score was under Graphics, this has now increased to 3.2,
>>the Gaming Graphics score was 3.0 and has remained as that).
>>
>>The games now play OK.
>>
>>However the Aero experience won't work. When we follow the steps for the
>>settings for Colour (32 bit), refresh rate (greater than 10Hz) etc we get as
>>far as setting the theme from Windows Vista Basic to Windows Aero, hit Apply
>>then OK, but when we click the Appearance section to turn on transparency it
>>still comes up as the Themes dialogue box and the theme has been set back to
>>Windows Vista Basic.
>>
>>Can anyone advise how we can get Aero to operate?
>>
>>Many thanks

>
>
> I can tell you my experience.... First time I turned my PC (out of the
> box) I had upgraded the graphics card from the vendor supplied on
> motherboard video and as a result, I had to go through the process of
> downloading the proper Vista drivers, etc... After installing the
> latest nVidia drivers I could utilize all the power of the video card
> to set resolution, play games and video etc at 32-bit color, but Aero
> wasn't on, rebooting did nothing.... So I finally forced Vista to
> retest the hardware and after that Aero was turned on.
>
> I've read this is the only way to enable Aero if it is disabled. There
> is no manual option to force it on. Some hardware vendors drivers I
> suppose may enable Aero, but I know that wasn't the case on the
> GeForce 7600 GS or the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro based cards that I
> experimented with.
>
> Once Aero is enabled, it stays enabled as far as I know.


FUKK!!!
How did an obvious idiot moron know nothing loser like you ever get the
funds to purchase a computer...even the cheapest one from wally mart?
Was it on five finger discount...LOL!
Frank
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Old 13-01-2008
elw
 
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Re: Aero Theme will not stay set and so cannot turn on Aero


Not that I am aware of, but it may be wise to check.
Elw


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Old 13-01-2008
elw
 
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Not that I am aware of but it may be wise to check.
Elw


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Old 14-01-2008
elw
 
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BSchwarz;610244 Wrote:
> Have you installed any software lately?
> While rare now that Vsta has been out for a while certain software
> would cause Vista to disable Aero. I remember Java used to do that


You were completely right. I had installed Philips Media Manager which
is indeed reported to set Vista back from Aero to Vista Basic.
After de-installing Aero now stays. Thanks for your help.
Elw


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