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Aero disabled when I installed DisplayLink drivers

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Hinchy, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. Hinchy

    Hinchy Thread Starter

    Jan 15, 2011
    Even when I remove the DisplayLink monitor and stop the DisplayLink service, I can't enable Aero.

    When I run Windows' Aero troubleshooting report, it tells me color depth is set too low:

    What's confounding about this is that my DisplayLink monitor is set to 32-bit when it's on, and when it's off it still lists that extra 8-bit monitor.

    The troubleshooter also tells me the Desktop Window Manager service is disabled regardless of whether or not it actually is disabled.

    I have two monitors outputting from my computer normally. I have two ATI Radeon HD 4850 cards (CrossFire). This DisplayLink monitor is a 7" sub-monitor. My computer is running Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The DisplayLink drivers are supposed to support Aero... they've supported it since 5.0 IIRC (they're on 5.6 now).

    Help is greatly appreciated!!

    UPDATE: Uninstalled DisplayLink and restarted. Still no Aero. Troubleshooter still gives same reasons.
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