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Last week I started my Windows 7 laptop in safe-mode. Since then, even if it boots normally, the Aero effects are disabled. It comes back after running the Aero troubleshooter. The diagnostic message displayed is:

Desktop Window Manager is disabled            Detected
The current theme doesn't support Aero        Fixed

How can I make Aero work without running the troubleshooter every time I login?

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Force Enable Aero in Windows 7:

  1. Click on Start and type regedit at run

  2. Navigate to the following registry key:

  3. In the right details pane, create following Three DWORD (32-bit value) entry

    • UseMachineCheck, and set its value to 0.
    • Blur, and set its value to 0.
    • Animations, and set its value to 0.
  4. Close Regedit

  5. Click on Start and type CMD with administrative Priviliges

  6. Now type the following commands:

    Net Stop uxsms  
    Net Start uxsms

    The above commands will stop and start the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager.

  7. Now you can turn on Aero by right clicking on desktop-> Personalize -> Select Windows Colors

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