Methods of solving problems of Aero on Windows® 7
What are the different problems that can affect Aero on Windows 7? What are the ways to resolve them?
Windows 7 comes with many new features. One of these includes Aero. Aero is an attractive feature of Windows 7 with 3D effects and is transparent. The feature makes navigation more graphical in, with the use of visual effects and transitions. New animations and new windows colors are added to Windows 7 with this feature. Aero feature on Windows 7 may sometimes face issues. One of these issues includes Aero not working properly. The feature may not be fully enabled and you may see that a lot of its features are disabled. It is possible that some features of Aero get disabled from the system registry too.
Some of the causes and steps to fix problems with Aero on Windows 7:
- Use troubleshooting wizard
- Check the drivers
- Edit the registry
Use troubleshooting wizard
You can use the troubleshooting wizard to fix most of the issues with Aero on Windows 7. It is capable of detecting any problem by running a series of checks against various components used by Aero. These components include the Desktop Windows Manager service, power settings, video memory, theme and color depth. After the analysis step is over, you will get the wizard attempting to fix issues with Aero automatically. To start the troubleshooting wizard, you need to get Aero by typing it in 'Run'. You need to then click the “Troubleshoot problems with transparency and other Aero Effects” link and the wizard will open.
Check the driver
If issues with Aero do not get resolved, then you need to ensure that the system has the most updated video drivers. If not, you may need to visit the manufacturer website and get the latest video drivers installed. You can check to update drivers on the motherboard manufacturer’s website, if you are using onboard video.
If Aero problems continue, then you can check Registry Editor to see if Aero is not disabled in registry. For this, you need to type “Regedit” in 'Run' first. Then, you need to type 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER and Software'. You will then need to navigate to DWM on Windows, located on the Microsoft window. Finally, set 'Enable AeroPeek to 1'.
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