how to get aero

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JustinL

Hello, i recently used the windows vista upgrade advisor beta, and it told me
that i would be able to use aero on my pc. I installed vista beta 2, and
there's no aero. Is there anything i can do? Aero is the best part of
vista!!! :)
 

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Zack Whittaker

Here's some links:

Minimum requirements for Windows Aero:

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--: Original message follows :--
"JustinL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hello, i recently used the windows vista upgrade advisor beta, and it told
> me
> that i would be able to use aero on my pc. I installed vista beta 2, and
> there's no aero. Is there anything i can do? Aero is the best part of
> vista!!! :)
 

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Zack Whittaker

Sorry... let me try that again...

Minimum requirements for Windows Aero:
http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/minimumreqglass

Nvidia drivers:
http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/nvidiadrivers

ATI drivers:
http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/atidrivers

Enable Windows Aero in 5381 and above:
http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/glassin5381

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of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
that up!

--: Original message follows :--
"JustinL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hello, i recently used the windows vista upgrade advisor beta, and it told
> me
> that i would be able to use aero on my pc. I installed vista beta 2, and
> there's no aero. Is there anything i can do? Aero is the best part of
> vista!!! :)
 

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JustinL

I've heard that you have to have a rating of 3 or more for the glass to be
enabled. all my ratings except the graphics are above 3. My graphics
(Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset family) have a rating of 2. Is there
anything i could do to upgrade those graphics to perhaps get them to a rating
of 3. Thanks

"Zack Whittaker" wrote:

> Sorry... let me try that again...
>
> Minimum requirements for Windows Aero:
> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/minimumreqglass
>
> Nvidia drivers:
> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/nvidiadrivers
>
> ATI drivers:
> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/atidrivers
>
> Enable Windows Aero in 5381 and above:
> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/glassin5381
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "JustinL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Hello, i recently used the windows vista upgrade advisor beta, and it told
> > me
> > that i would be able to use aero on my pc. I installed vista beta 2, and
> > there's no aero. Is there anything i can do? Aero is the best part of
> > vista!!! :)

>
>
>
 

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Pablo Fernicola [MS]

Intel's 915G chipset (I believe this was codename Grantsdale) will not have
a WDDM driver (this is the new video driver architecture in Windows Vista).
A WDDM driver is require for you to be able to run Aero. Your only option
would be to add a discrete graphics card.

Since you were already using integrated graphics, I would suggest buying a
card around $90.00, with 128 Megs of video memory. I believe your
motherboard is PCI Express (PCI-E) so, something like an ATI X600 or a
nVidia GeForce Fx 5500 (these are just examples - I use a lot of different
cards at work and at home, but can not recommend any in specific because of
my working relationship with all the graphics companies). Check the
manufacturers web sites to make sure that they will develop WDDM drivers for
the model you pick:

http://www.ati.com/technology/windowsvista/Products.html
http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_home.html

-Pablo

You best option is to get a
"JustinL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> I've heard that you have to have a rating of 3 or more for the glass to be
> enabled. all my ratings except the graphics are above 3. My graphics
> (Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset family) have a rating of 2. Is
> there
> anything i could do to upgrade those graphics to perhaps get them to a
> rating
> of 3. Thanks
>
> "Zack Whittaker" wrote:
>
>> Sorry... let me try that again...
>>
>> Minimum requirements for Windows Aero:
>> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/minimumreqglass
>>
>> Nvidia drivers:
>> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/nvidiadrivers
>>
>> ATI drivers:
>> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/atidrivers
>>
>> Enable Windows Aero in 5381 and above:
>> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/glassin5381
>>
>> --
>> Zack Whittaker
>> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
>> not
>> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
>> that up!
>>
>> --: Original message follows :--
>> "JustinL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> > Hello, i recently used the windows vista upgrade advisor beta, and it
>> > told
>> > me
>> > that i would be able to use aero on my pc. I installed vista beta 2,
>> > and
>> > there's no aero. Is there anything i can do? Aero is the best part of
>> > vista!!! :)

>>
>>
>>
 

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MSMVP KenLin for VB.NET

Dear JustinL,

Intel 945G with GMA950 will be the only Build-in graphic chipset that able
to run Aero.


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Hope this help and welcome to reply the testing result.

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MCP, MCP+I, MCDST, MCSA, MCSE(NT4 & win2k),
MCSE+I, MCDBA(SQL7 & SQL2K), MCSD(VB6 & .NET), MCAD(.NET)
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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional(.NET since 2003)
MCT2004 - 2006

"Pablo Fernicola [MS]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Intel's 915G chipset (I believe this was codename Grantsdale) will not

have
> a WDDM driver (this is the new video driver architecture in Windows

Vista).
> A WDDM driver is require for you to be able to run Aero. Your only option
> would be to add a discrete graphics card.
>
> Since you were already using integrated graphics, I would suggest buying a
> card around $90.00, with 128 Megs of video memory. I believe your
> motherboard is PCI Express (PCI-E) so, something like an ATI X600 or a
> nVidia GeForce Fx 5500 (these are just examples - I use a lot of different
> cards at work and at home, but can not recommend any in specific because

of
> my working relationship with all the graphics companies). Check the
> manufacturers web sites to make sure that they will develop WDDM drivers

for
> the model you pick:
>
> http://www.ati.com/technology/windowsvista/Products.html
> http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_home.html
>
> -Pablo
>
> You best option is to get a
> "JustinL" <[email protected]sions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > I've heard that you have to have a rating of 3 or more for the glass to

be
> > enabled. all my ratings except the graphics are above 3. My graphics
> > (Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset family) have a rating of 2. Is
> > there
> > anything i could do to upgrade those graphics to perhaps get them to a
> > rating
> > of 3. Thanks
> >
> > "Zack Whittaker" wrote:
> >
> >> Sorry... let me try that again...
> >>
> >> Minimum requirements for Windows Aero:
> >> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/minimumreqglass
> >>
> >> Nvidia drivers:
> >> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/nvidiadrivers
> >>
> >> ATI drivers:
> >> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/atidrivers
> >>
> >> Enable Windows Aero in 5381 and above:
> >> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/graphics/glassin5381
> >>
> >> --
> >> Zack Whittaker
> >> ?ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> >> ?MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> >> ?Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> >> ?This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> >> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so,

and
> >> not
> >> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we

cleared
> >> that up!
> >>
> >> --: Original message follows :--
> >> "JustinL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> >> news:[email protected]
> >> > Hello, i recently used the windows vista upgrade advisor beta, and it
> >> > told
> >> > me
> >> > that i would be able to use aero on my pc. I installed vista beta 2,
> >> > and
> >> > there's no aero. Is there anything i can do? Aero is the best part

of
> >> > vista!!! :)
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
 

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