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Aero Glass / Flip 3D with Vista Home Basic

G

Gustavo Strabeli

#1
Hi there,

We can easily find in several forums the registry change that must be done
in order to activate the "Aero Glass" style.

Regedit: HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/DWM/
Composition = 1
CompositionPolicy = 2

Right click Command Prompt and run as admin:
net stop uxsms
net start uxsms

After changing registry I can see Aero was activated, however I don't have
the glass and transparency styles as well as the Flip 3D. As information, my
system supports Aero.
Does Vista Home Basic have this feature? How to enable it then?

Thanks,
Gustavo.
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#2
Hi there,

We can easily find in several forums the registry change that must be done
in order to activate the "Aero Glass" style.

Regedit: HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/DWM/
Composition = 1
CompositionPolicy = 2

Right click Command Prompt and run as admin:
net stop uxsms
net start uxsms

After changing registry I can see Aero was activated, however I don't have
the glass and transparency styles as well as the Flip 3D. As information, my
system supports Aero.
Does Vista Home Basic have this feature? How to enable it then?

Thanks,
Gustavo.
Hi Gustavo,

You missed changing the ColorizationOpaqueBlend to 0. It is responsible for the tranparency feature.

See this tutorial for how:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/105797-windows-aero-vista-basic-version.html

Shawn
 
A

Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

#3
Windows Vista Home Basic only supports Windows Aero 'Standard' not Glass,
Flip 3D and the new Alt Tab are not supported in this edition of the OS, you
will need to upgrade to a higher SKU such as Vista Home Premium, Business or
Ultimate.
--
Andre
Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
My Vista Quickstart Guide:
http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
"Gustavo Strabeli" <gustavo.strabeli@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:OhyIKf%23QIHA.748@xxxxxx

> Hi there,
>
> We can easily find in several forums the registry change that must be done
> in order to activate the "Aero Glass" style.
>
> Regedit: HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/DWM/
> Composition = 1
> CompositionPolicy = 2
>
> Right click Command Prompt and run as admin:
> net stop uxsms
> net start uxsms
>
> After changing registry I can see Aero was activated, however I don't have
> the glass and transparency styles as well as the Flip 3D. As information,
> my
> system supports Aero.
> Does Vista Home Basic have this feature? How to enable it then?
>
> Thanks,
> Gustavo.
>
>