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I'm attempting to change a computer (running on Windows 7) to the new Aero theme. The only problem is it stays on classic. I've tried going to the Personalizing section and choosing the Aero but the darn thing stays on the Classic theme. Would upload an image but I don't have enough reputation :(

Thanks in advance!

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Do you have LogMeIn installed or other remote viewing software. Was it working before and just stopped or never worked? –  Brad Patton Jun 21 '12 at 20:42
    
Press the start button and type aero and select the Find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects. A dialog will come over and click next it will find the problem and fix it. –  avirk Jun 21 '12 at 20:44
    
@avirk I did what you said but it could not find a problem. –  parion Jun 21 '12 at 20:49
    
Then check out the graphic driver does they support the 3D acceleration. –  avirk Jun 21 '12 at 20:52
    
How would I go about doing this? –  parion Jun 21 '12 at 20:53

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What version of Windows 7 are you using? I think the Starter and possibly the Basic SKUs don't allow you to use Aero. If you've used Aero before, then the issue is you're running an application which doesn't support Aero (the more likely situation). Simply close the application, and Aero should reactivate if it's selected in the personalization window.

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How about Windows 7 Enterprise? –  parion Jun 21 '12 at 20:48
    
And I all the applications I have open support the Aero theme. –  parion Jun 21 '12 at 20:48
    
Aero definately supports Aero, and should be along the lines of Ultimate in features. If you're 100% sure all the applications do (including services or background programs), then you might check that you have a working driver installed which can provide 3d acceleration. –  Darth Android Jun 21 '12 at 20:50
    
How would I go about doing this? –  parion Jun 21 '12 at 20:53
    
@parioscreations Go into the device manager and look at who is listed as making the driver. If it's Microsoft, then you don't have proper drivers installed. –  Darth Android Jun 22 '12 at 14:08

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