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RC--NO AERO?!?!

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    =?Utf-8?B?a19mb25kYQ==?= Guest

    RC--NO AERO?!?!

    What the heck happened to the Aero interface???? I upgraded to RC2 and
    POOF--no Aero! I had it for Beta2, RC1 and all the interum builds--suddenly
    it's gone? My video card and system memory are and have always been more than
    adequate to run Aero on all the other builds. When I click on the "Window
    Color and Appearance" link in the "Personalize" box all I get is the
    "Appearance Settings" dialog box when I used to get the "Change your color
    scheme" dialog box. Somebody please help me--is anyone else having this
    problem? PLEASE don't tell me Microsoft has changed what they consider the
    minimum requirements to display Aero.

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  3. #2


    =?Utf-8?B?QnVybnQgVG9hc3Q=?= Guest

    RE: RC--NO AERO?!?!

    Click on the little link on that bottom of that window. It's always been
    like that. Something about "Show Classic" whatever.

    "k_fonda" wrote:

    > What the heck happened to the Aero interface???? I upgraded to RC2 and
    > POOF--no Aero! I had it for Beta2, RC1 and all the interum builds--suddenly
    > it's gone? My video card and system memory are and have always been more than
    > adequate to run Aero on all the other builds. When I click on the "Window
    > Color and Appearance" link in the "Personalize" box all I get is the
    > "Appearance Settings" dialog box when I used to get the "Change your color
    > scheme" dialog box. Somebody please help me--is anyone else having this
    > problem? PLEASE don't tell me Microsoft has changed what they consider the
    > minimum requirements to display Aero.


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  4. #3


    =?Utf-8?B?a19mb25kYQ==?= Guest

    RE: RC--NO AERO?!?!

    That's the problem--I have NO options whatsoever--it just opens up the
    "Appearance Settings"--no Aero options, no link and no dropdown box. Can
    anyone else help me--my performance are all in the 4-5 range so it's not that
    plus Aero worked fine in all the other builds--please help! Thanks.

    "Burnt Toast" wrote:

    > Click on the little link on that bottom of that window. It's always been
    > like that. Something about "Show Classic" whatever.
    >



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  5. #4


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: RC--NO AERO?!?!

    Hello,

    Try re-running the performance rating by clicking "Update my Score" in
    Performance Information and Tools in the control panel.

    Also, you may not be using a WDDM video driver - try downloading the latest
    vista-compatabile video driver from your video card manufacturer's website
    that is for RC1, or check Windows Update from the control panel.


    --
    - JB

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/


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    =?Utf-8?B?a19mb25kYQ==?= Guest

    Re: RC--NO AERO?!?!

    Hi Jimmy--I tried that--I've rerun the performance tool numerous times by
    clicking on "Update my score" and cosistantly score at least a 4.2, I've also
    used the WDDM driver included in RC2 for my Nvidia 6600GT card as well as
    tried the latest Vista driver form the Nvidia website and NOTHING works--the
    only option I get is "Vista Basic"--no Aero--what now? Thanks Jimmy.

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > Try re-running the performance rating by clicking "Update my Score" in
    > Performance Information and Tools in the control panel.
    >
    > Also, you may not be using a WDDM video driver - try downloading the latest
    > vista-compatabile video driver from your video card manufacturer's website
    > that is for RC1, or check Windows Update from the control panel.
    >
    >
    > --
    > - JB
    >
    > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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  7. #6


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: RC--NO AERO?!?!

    Hmm..

    - Click start
    - Find command prompt
    - Right-click it
    - Click Run As Administrator
    - Type: net start "desktop window manager session manager"
    - Press enter

    If that doesn't work, I'd say Windows for some reason doesn't think your
    card can hack it.


    --
    - JB

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/


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  8. #7


    =?Utf-8?B?a19mb25kYQ==?= Guest

    Re: RC--NO AERO?!?!

    Hi Jimmy--I gave that a try but the service was already running so that
    didn't help. I don't get it--I've NEVER had a problem with any other Vista
    build as far as Aero was concerned. Do you think Microsoft has upped the
    amount of system RAM required to run Aero for RC2? Would that account for it?
    Anyone else have 512Mg(I will be upgrading to 1 Gig today) that will not run
    Aero regardless of the Vid card you have? Do I do a reinstall Jimmy? Thanks
    for all of your help!

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Hmm..
    >
    > - Click start
    > - Find command prompt
    > - Right-click it
    > - Click Run As Administrator
    > - Type: net start "desktop window manager session manager"
    > - Press enter
    >
    > If that doesn't work, I'd say Windows for some reason doesn't think your
    > card can hack it.
    >
    >
    > --
    > - JB
    >
    > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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    =?Utf-8?B?UGF1bEI=?= Guest

    Re: RC--NO AERO?!?!

    Hi,
    I posted this in another thread also. It appears that there is a problem
    with RC2 regarding RAM. If you have less than 1GB it doesn't like it. They
    say this will be fixed in the Final release. A gentleman on another site
    posted this.

    1/ Ensure that you have the following registry value set to :

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\Composition set to 1 (32-bit DWORD)

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\CompositionPolicy set to 2 (32-bit DWORD)

    2/ Restart DWM by opening a command prompt with administrative privileges :

    - Type 'net stop uxsms'
    - Then 'net start uxsms'

    It works!!
    --
    Paul


    "k_fonda" wrote:

    > Hi Jimmy--I gave that a try but the service was already running so that
    > didn't help. I don't get it--I've NEVER had a problem with any other Vista
    > build as far as Aero was concerned. Do you think Microsoft has upped the
    > amount of system RAM required to run Aero for RC2? Would that account for it?
    > Anyone else have 512Mg(I will be upgrading to 1 Gig today) that will not run
    > Aero regardless of the Vid card you have? Do I do a reinstall Jimmy? Thanks
    > for all of your help!
    >
    > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    >
    > > Hmm..
    > >
    > > - Click start
    > > - Find command prompt
    > > - Right-click it
    > > - Click Run As Administrator
    > > - Type: net start "desktop window manager session manager"
    > > - Press enter
    > >
    > > If that doesn't work, I'd say Windows for some reason doesn't think your
    > > card can hack it.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > - JB
    > >
    > > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    > >


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  10. #9


    =?Utf-8?B?a19mb25kYQ==?= Guest

    Re: RC--NO AERO?!?!

    WOW--that worked Paul--thank you so much!!!! I just knew MS upped the ante
    and wanted at least 1Gb of system memory for Aero--go figure. Thanks again!

    "PaulB" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I posted this in another thread also. It appears that there is a problem
    > with RC2 regarding RAM. If you have less than 1GB it doesn't like it. They
    > say this will be fixed in the Final release. A gentleman on another site
    > posted this.
    >
    > 1/ Ensure that you have the following registry value set to :
    >
    > HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\Composition set to 1 (32-bit DWORD)
    >
    > HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\CompositionPolicy set to 2 (32-bit DWORD)
    >
    > 2/ Restart DWM by opening a command prompt with administrative privileges :
    >
    > - Type 'net stop uxsms'
    > - Then 'net start uxsms'
    >
    > It works!!
    > --
    > Paul
    >
    >
    > "k_fonda" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Jimmy--I gave that a try but the service was already running so that
    > > didn't help. I don't get it--I've NEVER had a problem with any other Vista
    > > build as far as Aero was concerned. Do you think Microsoft has upped the
    > > amount of system RAM required to run Aero for RC2? Would that account for it?
    > > Anyone else have 512Mg(I will be upgrading to 1 Gig today) that will not run
    > > Aero regardless of the Vid card you have? Do I do a reinstall Jimmy? Thanks
    > > for all of your help!
    > >
    > > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hmm..
    > > >
    > > > - Click start
    > > > - Find command prompt
    > > > - Right-click it
    > > > - Click Run As Administrator
    > > > - Type: net start "desktop window manager session manager"
    > > > - Press enter
    > > >
    > > > If that doesn't work, I'd say Windows for some reason doesn't think your
    > > > card can hack it.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > - JB
    > > >
    > > > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > > > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    > > >


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    =?Utf-8?B?TW9yYXZp?= Guest

    Re: RC--NO AERO?!?!

    Well done PaulB, well done. Confirming this solved my issue as well!

    "PaulB" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I posted this in another thread also. It appears that there is a problem
    > with RC2 regarding RAM. If you have less than 1GB it doesn't like it. They
    > say this will be fixed in the Final release. A gentleman on another site
    > posted this.
    >
    > 1/ Ensure that you have the following registry value set to :
    >
    > HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\Composition set to 1 (32-bit DWORD)
    >
    > HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\CompositionPolicy set to 2 (32-bit DWORD)
    >
    > 2/ Restart DWM by opening a command prompt with administrative privileges :
    >
    > - Type 'net stop uxsms'
    > - Then 'net start uxsms'
    >
    > It works!!
    > --
    > Paul
    >
    >
    > "k_fonda" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Jimmy--I gave that a try but the service was already running so that
    > > didn't help. I don't get it--I've NEVER had a problem with any other Vista
    > > build as far as Aero was concerned. Do you think Microsoft has upped the
    > > amount of system RAM required to run Aero for RC2? Would that account for it?
    > > Anyone else have 512Mg(I will be upgrading to 1 Gig today) that will not run
    > > Aero regardless of the Vid card you have? Do I do a reinstall Jimmy? Thanks
    > > for all of your help!
    > >
    > > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hmm..
    > > >
    > > > - Click start
    > > > - Find command prompt
    > > > - Right-click it
    > > > - Click Run As Administrator
    > > > - Type: net start "desktop window manager session manager"
    > > > - Press enter
    > > >
    > > > If that doesn't work, I'd say Windows for some reason doesn't think your
    > > > card can hack it.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > - JB
    > > >
    > > > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > > > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    > > >


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