Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Aero effect on Windows 7 on unsupported graphics card


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 hab

hab

    Active WinMatrixian

  • Member
  • 996 posts

Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:00 PM

I have installed Windows 7 build 6956 on a separate partition but I really want the taskbar hovering feature and windows flip feature, which requires the Aero effect.

Is there any way to enable it on an unsupported graphics card. The way to enable it on vista home doesn't work with Windows 7.

#2 fediaFedia

fediaFedia

    Super WinMatrixian

  • Elites
  • 2,553 posts

Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:18 AM

I don't think so, it's like enabling aero on vista with unsupported graphics card.

#3 hab

hab

    Active WinMatrixian

  • Member
  • 996 posts

Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:58 AM

I don't think so, it's like enabling aero on vista with unsupported graphics card.


But it is possible to do it in vista with an unsupported graphics card.

#4 InlineSkate

InlineSkate

    WinMatrix Addict

  • Member
  • 3,182 posts

Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:26 AM


I don't think so, it's like enabling aero on vista with unsupported graphics card.


But it is possible to do it in vista with an unsupported graphics card.


Thats not aero though its just the gui with no transparency and no hardware rendering

#5 Secured Tim

Secured Tim

    Call me Tim

  • Member
  • 2,085 posts

Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:27 AM

But it is possible to do it in vista with an unsupported graphics card.

^ That's Vista Home Basic's standard theme, not Aero!

Edited by Secured Tim, 13 December 2008 - 05:28 AM.


#6 AMIRZ

AMIRZ

    Loyal Member and Friend

  • Member
  • 2,033 posts

Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:34 AM

Seems some registry hacks required (like Vista), maybe... :blink:

#7 FalseAgent

FalseAgent

    your average joe (tm)

  • Elites
  • 6,694 posts

Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:36 AM



I don't think so, it's like enabling aero on vista with unsupported graphics card.


But it is possible to do it in vista with an unsupported graphics card.


Thats not aero though its just the gui with no transparency and no hardware rendering


yeah it's just the gui with no transparency, but I think there is hardware rendering.

#8 Eye Pie Rate

Eye Pie Rate

    Super WinMatrixian

  • Member
  • 2,180 posts

Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:54 AM

Theres a reason you can't run aero, because your graphic card sucks.

IMO

Its these noobs (no offense) that say OMG VISTA IS SO SLOW.

#9 rahuljin

rahuljin

    Active WinMatrixian

  • Member
  • 664 posts

Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:19 PM

1

#10 hab

hab

    Active WinMatrixian

  • Member
  • 996 posts

Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:36 PM

Theres a reason you can't run aero, because your graphic card sucks.

IMO

Its these noobs (no offense) that say OMG VISTA IS SO SLOW.


I never said vista was slow- I actually like Windows 7 for its better security and low resource use. I just want to have the taskbar hovering feature and window flip feature.

#11 rahuljin

rahuljin

    Active WinMatrixian

  • Member
  • 664 posts

Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

i think u should wait a little bit. with the beta release in jan, these patches will be everywhere.

sorry to say that aero will use a lot of resources and u will not experience it properly on unsupported hardware.

Edited by rahuljin, 13 December 2008 - 05:54 PM.


Want to comment?

Register or Sign In to go completely ad-free!