Aero is the graphical user interface and default theme in Microsoft Windows 7. It provides new functionality such as aero-peek (preview) and transparent window title bars.

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Event ID 9009 — “The Desktop Window Manager has exited with code”

I've looked all over the place for an answer to this, and none of the things I've found have seemed to fit my situation. I have a brand new Dell laptop with Windows 7 64-bit. The problem I'm having ...
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Aero failure and errors after power loss

After a recent power loss I experienced, I rebooted (more slowly than usual) to find that Windows Aero failed to load (a High Contrast theme was loaded similar to Windows Classic and Aero themes were ...
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Allow desktop composition is missing from Group Policy - Windows 7 Ultimate - RDP

I have two Windows 7 Ultimate machines both with SP1 and all updates installed of course. Both machines can run Aero and everything. They are both new and modern machines, you get the idea. But ...
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disable automatic disabling of aero when computer is “slow” under win 7? [duplicate]

When I play games it will sometimes disable aero automatically (strangely, this happens despite the fact that my fps is fine). It's a hassle to re-enable it every time. Is there a way to disable this ...
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How do you turn off Aero Glass on an underpriveleged account?

The computers at my university all have the Aero Glass theme enabled which makes many things unresponsive. The student accounts here have reduced privileges (no control panel, no accessibility ...
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Various Windows 7 problems, but can't repair install

My installation of Windows 7 has been having some issues. Aero refuses to work (Microsoft's FixIt tool says my video card (a GTX 260) isn't capable of it, even though it's worked fine for years), ...
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How to enable aero with windows 7 [duplicate]

I just reinstalled windows 7 on my computer, and aero is not working anymore. I did not change any hardware or drivers, and aero worked before reinstalling windows. I am using a nVidia GeForce GTX ...
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Is there any way to prevent Windows 7 from disabling Aero?

Periodically (anywhere from once to 5+ times per day) my Windows 7 machine will switch off Aero and revert to the Basic theme. I wrote a batch file which I run as administrator in order to reverse ...
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Windows Basic Theme seems to make gpu related stuff slower

When I have the windows basic theme (the one that disables aero), smooth scrolling (in firefox and chrome- enabled in the flags section) seem to run worse - lower fps - than if I was using the Aero ...
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Windows 7 “maximum memory” boot option oddity and performance impact

Situation: I have a DELL Precision M4500 laptop with Win7 Pro 64bit. Yesterday I upgraded from 8GB RAM to 16GB RAM (2 slots) [As an aside, upgrading was a bit of a gamble because there is a lot of ...
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How can I make taskbar and title bar un-transparent when maximize a window in Windows 7?

This way, I can be more concentrated on the window, not be disturbed by those transparency stuff in taskbar and title bar. Yes I know I can disable window transparency but this is not what I want. In ...
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Windows 7 Aero effects disabled after safe-mode booting

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 ...
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Windows 7 taskbar bug

I installed Advanced System Care to try to change my settings for Aero Peek. Now I have this rendering bug in my taskbar. I can't seem to undo the changes I've made and I get this every time - how ...
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Aero Previews Stop Working Sporadically

This problem is a little difficult to diagnose, but many times I've noticed that on my Windows 7 machine the previews that pop up when hovering over items in my taskbar do not show up. When hovering ...
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Win7 Aero disabled due to mirror drivers following TightVNC use, cannot re-enable

I recently installed TightVNC, and used it to access my desktop from my phone. When I did so, my desktop reported that Aero had been disabled due to an application being run that didn't support it. I ...
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Aero for Windows 7 Running in Virtual PC

How do I get Windows 7 running in a Virtual PC on Vista to display Aero? My Virtual PC version is 6.0.192.0.
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How to get aero themed windows and a task bar on Ubuntu 11.10?

I know some themes that make all of ubuntu look like windows 7, but I just want the windows to be aero themed. How can I do this? Also, I want the Windows 7 taskbar (including the start orb) in ...
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My Windows 7 is not giving good graphics ie., my minimising and maximisation of Windows is not done as squashed and released

My minimising and maximising of Windows is not done as squashed and released it is done directly. I used tuneup utilities then it give me some recommendations then I accepted all of them from then it ...
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ctrl+tab blocked by dwm/Shadowplay? [Win 7]

Since a few Days I have the problem, that I can't use ctrl+tab to switch tabs in chrome. My steps so far: Tried Firefox -> Wont work either Tried other tab/ctrl combinations -> working (even ...
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How to turn off aero shake?

Hi I'm using Windows 7 64 bit Professional edition. I've tried disabling aero shake in by: Adding an entry in registry Disabling the policy in the policy editor Yet it just wont go away. I'm ...