Ode to Aero.

Posted: 01-18-2009, 05:59 AM
How come there is no way to "force"-enable aero in Vista SP1? There HAS to
be some way, whether it's mod the driver's inf file or something so that you
can get aero! It isn't illegal to enable it is it? Because you should be
able to do whatever you want with your O/S, right? Cuz I'm stuck with *gag*
windows basic. It's ugly! And the themes are all the same! If there is no
possible way to have aero, what are some good skins? If i can have anything
other than vista basic (using 3rd party software, or skins), please tell me!
I hate
Vista Basic!!

Ode to Aero.


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Rick Rogers
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Re: Ode to Aero.
Posted: 01-18-2009, 12:35 PM
The way to enable aero is to upgrade to a version that supports it provided
your hardware does. Vista Basic does not provide for this feature, and to
force it - if you could find a way (I don't know of any, and it's not in an
..inf file) - would be outside the bounds of your license agreement.
Furthermore, that license also stipulates that you have the right to *use*
the operating system within the terms of the license, you don't don't *own*
it, so you can't just "do whatever you want".

Windows Blinds from stardock is a fairly popular skinning product. Make sure
to check the system requirements before spending anything:
http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Nick T." <tmann102@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:369DB414-1A68-44BF-B317-760222B4FF0C@microsoft.com...
> How come there is no way to "force"-enable aero in Vista SP1? There HAS to
> be some way, whether it's mod the driver's inf file or something so that
> you
> can get aero! It isn't illegal to enable it is it? Because you should be
> able to do whatever you want with your O/S, right? Cuz I'm stuck with
> *gag*
> windows basic. It's ugly! And the themes are all the same! If there is no
> possible way to have aero, what are some good skins? If i can have
> anything
> other than vista basic (using 3rd party software, or skins), please tell
> me! I hate
> Vista Basic!!
Nick T.
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Re: Ode to Aero.
Posted: 01-19-2009, 04:31 AM
I have Vista Ultimate. But not a DX-9 card. Come on, vista developers! I
KNOW that you know a way to enable aero (After SP1)! So why won't you tell
anyone? Is it illegal? Or just too complicated? I'm
reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeealy sick of Vista Basic (and the like). The only
good (opinion, not fact) theme that I've found is Shiftie2
(http://sweatyfish.deviantart.com/art/Shiftie-2-Vista-Port-106401884?offset=10".
So can someone at least point me in the right direction to aero? I used
FastAero on my machine, with some blurring program (probably still
fastaero), and it was fine. My card is good enough to operate Aero, even
while surfing the net and stuff. It *should* be my choice to choose if I
want to enable it, as I see it. I don't know, maybe I'm being presumptiuous.

"Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:O9Z%23LlWeJHA.1532@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> The way to enable aero is to upgrade to a version that supports it
> provided your hardware does. Vista Basic does not provide for this
> feature, and to force it - if you could find a way (I don't know of any,
> and it's not in an .inf file) - would be outside the bounds of your
> license agreement. Furthermore, that license also stipulates that you have
> the right to *use* the operating system within the terms of the license,
> you don't don't *own* it, so you can't just "do whatever you want".
>
> Windows Blinds from stardock is a fairly popular skinning product. Make
> sure to check the system requirements before spending anything:
> http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/
Mike Brannigan
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Re: Ode to Aero.
Posted: 01-19-2009, 08:31 AM
"Nick T." <tmann102@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have Vista Ultimate. But not a DX-9 card. Come on, vista developers! I
>KNOW that you know a way to enable aero (After SP1)! So why won't you tell
>anyone? Is it illegal? Or just too complicated? I'm
>reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeealy sick of Vista Basic (and the like). The only
>good (opinion, not fact) theme that I've found is Shiftie2
>(http://sweatyfish.deviantart.com/art/Shiftie-2-Vista-Port-106401884?offset=10".
>So can someone at least point me in the right direction to aero? I used
>FastAero on my machine, with some blurring program (probably still
>fastaero), and it was fine. My card is good enough to operate Aero, even
>while surfing the net and stuff. It *should* be my choice to choose if I
>want to enable it, as I see it. I don't know, maybe I'm being
>presumptiuous.
>
Your hardware is not capable of runing the Aero interface as it requires a
card that supports DirectX-9 or later plus other requirements
see
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx
If your system meets the requirements then Aero will be enabled.
--
Mike Brannigan


"Nick T." <tmann102@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:F8F345AD-7A3A-45F4-8714-B85BF21C24E4@microsoft.com...
>I have Vista Ultimate. But not a DX-9 card. Come on, vista developers! I
>KNOW that you know a way to enable aero (After SP1)! So why won't you tell
>anyone? Is it illegal? Or just too complicated? I'm
>reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeealy sick of Vista Basic (and the like). The only
>good (opinion, not fact) theme that I've found is Shiftie2
>(http://sweatyfish.deviantart.com/art/Shiftie-2-Vista-Port-106401884?offset=10".
>So can someone at least point me in the right direction to aero? I used
>FastAero on my machine, with some blurring program (probably still
>fastaero), and it was fine. My card is good enough to operate Aero, even
>while surfing the net and stuff. It *should* be my choice to choose if I
>want to enable it, as I see it. I don't know, maybe I'm being
>presumptiuous.
>
> "Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:O9Z%23LlWeJHA.1532@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> The way to enable aero is to upgrade to a version that supports it
>> provided your hardware does. Vista Basic does not provide for this
>> feature, and to force it - if you could find a way (I don't know of any,
>> and it's not in an .inf file) - would be outside the bounds of your
>> license agreement. Furthermore, that license also stipulates that you
>> have the right to *use* the operating system within the terms of the
>> license, you don't don't *own* it, so you can't just "do whatever you
>> want".
>>
>> Windows Blinds from stardock is a fairly popular skinning product. Make
>> sure to check the system requirements before spending anything:
>> http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/
>
Rick Rogers
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Re: Ode to Aero.
Posted: 01-19-2009, 11:27 AM
Then get a DX9-capable card. Seriously. It is a *requirement*, not an
option. Your "choice" is whether or not you choose to purchase the required
supporting hardware.

See for yourself, this will tell you how to force it on:
http://www.tweakvista.com/article39008.aspx

You may not like the results.

Incidentally, when you say "Vista Basic", you are implying that you own that
home version of Vista. What you have, if I understand you, is Vista Ultimate
running the Vista basic theme. You need to differentiate, as the Basic
version of Vista does not include aero regardless of hardware.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Nick T." <tmann102@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:F8F345AD-7A3A-45F4-8714-B85BF21C24E4@microsoft.com...
>I have Vista Ultimate. But not a DX-9 card. Come on, vista developers! I
>KNOW that you know a way to enable aero (After SP1)! So why won't you tell
>anyone? Is it illegal? Or just too complicated? I'm
>reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeealy sick of Vista Basic (and the like). The only
>good (opinion, not fact) theme that I've found is Shiftie2
>(http://sweatyfish.deviantart.com/art/Shiftie-2-Vista-Port-106401884?offset=10".
>So can someone at least point me in the right direction to aero? I used
>FastAero on my machine, with some blurring program (probably still
>fastaero), and it was fine. My card is good enough to operate Aero, even
>while surfing the net and stuff. It *should* be my choice to choose if I
>want to enable it, as I see it. I don't know, maybe I'm being
>presumptiuous.
>
> "Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:O9Z%23LlWeJHA.1532@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> The way to enable aero is to upgrade to a version that supports it
>> provided your hardware does. Vista Basic does not provide for this
>> feature, and to force it - if you could find a way (I don't know of any,
>> and it's not in an .inf file) - would be outside the bounds of your
>> license agreement. Furthermore, that license also stipulates that you
>> have the right to *use* the operating system within the terms of the
>> license, you don't don't *own* it, so you can't just "do whatever you
>> want".
>>
>> Windows Blinds from stardock is a fairly popular skinning product. Make
>> sure to check the system requirements before spending anything:
>> http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/
>
 
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