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Solved: 3.2 user experience but no "Areo"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by kj2, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. kj2

    kj2 Thread Starter

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    First of all hello to all , I recently installed Vista hm prem. updated from xp home and haven't seen the WOW.no Areo or flip 3-d. my user experience # is 3.2 and according to the things ive read i should get those features. do we turn these things on ? being totally ignorant as to vista any help would be greatly appreciated.Ive tried for two days to find the answer to my problem to no avail. Thanks KJ2
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Hi and welcome :)

    Check that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for running Aero:

    • 1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    • 1 gigabyte (GB) of random access memory (RAM)

    • 128-megabyte (MB) graphics card

    If you meet the minimum requirements and it's still not working:

    Make sure that the color is set to 32 bit, the monitor refresh rate is higher than 10 hertz, the theme is set to Windows Vista, the color scheme is set to Windows Aero, and window frame transparency is on.

    To set the color to 32 bit
    1. Open Display Settings by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Display Settings.

    2. Under Colors, click‍ Highest (32 bit), and then click OK. (If you can't select 32 bit, check that your resolution is as high as possible, and then try again.)


    To set the monitor refresh rate
    1. Open Display Settings by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Display Settings.

    2. Click Advanced Settings.

    3. Click the Monitor tab, and then click a refresh rate that's higher than 10 hertz.

    4. Click Apply. The monitor might take a moment to adjust. If you get a message asking if you want to keep the changes, click Yes. If you get this message and don't apply the changes within fifteen seconds, the refresh rate will revert back to your original setting.

    5. Click OK.

    Note: Changes to the refresh rate affect all users who log on to the computer.

    To change the desktop theme to Windows Vista
    1. Open Theme Settings by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Theme.

    2. In the Theme list, click Windows Vista, and then click OK.


    To change the color scheme to Windows Aero
    1. Open Appearance Settings by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Window Color and Appearance. If the Appearance Settings dialog box is not displayed, at the bottom of the page, click Open classic appearance properties.

    2. In the Color scheme list, click Windows Aero, and then click OK.


    To turn on window frame transparency
    To turn on window frame transparency, the color scheme must first be set to Windows Aero.

    1. Open Personalization by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Personalization.

    2. Click Window Color and Appearance.

    3. Select the Enable transparency check box.

    Note: If you see the Appearance Settings dialog box instead of the Window Color and Appearance window, the theme might not be set to Windows Vista, the color scheme might not be set to Windows Aero, or the computer might not meet the minimum hardware requirements for running Windows Aero.
     
  3. kj2

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    Thanks Cheeseball81,I followed your directions and there it was ! it seems to be functioning well made much easier by your prompt and totally on target reply,thanks
     
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    You're welcome :)

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