Windows vista aero glass problems

Posted: 01-17-2009, 09:40 AM

Hey,
I am using an Acer Aspire 5315 notebook...
It came with Vista HomeBasic, and I have upgraded it to HomePremium.
have also put an extra 1G of RAM in it.
It has a system rating of 2.5, and says its compatible for Aero.
I'm not too computer savvy, so I don't know any more specs of it..
Now, the problem is I can't get Aero Glass on it.
It is able to select the Aero theme, that's all fine, however it won
let me make it specifically glass...
If anyone can help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks :

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Rick Rogers
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Re: Windows vista aero glass problems
Posted: 01-17-2009, 12:44 PM
Hi,

More critical than the ram is the video adapter. Check with Acer support to
see if the one included in your system actually supports Aero, not all do.

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"JessicaLauren" <JessicaLauren.3m5kfb@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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> Hey,
> I am using an Acer Aspire 5315 notebook...
> It came with Vista HomeBasic, and I have upgraded it to HomePremium. i
> have also put an extra 1G of RAM in it.
> It has a system rating of 2.5, and says its compatible for Aero.
> I'm not too computer savvy, so I don't know any more specs of it..
> Now, the problem is I can't get Aero Glass on it.
> It is able to select the Aero theme, that's all fine, however it wont
> let me make it specifically glass...
> If anyone can help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks
>
>
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RalfG
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Re: Windows vista aero glass problems
Posted: 01-17-2009, 02:32 PM
In Personalization, under Window Color and Appearance, does it have an
Enable Transparency checkbox? If so then enable it and you have Glass. If
the checkbox is not present there is some deficiency in your graphics card.
Might only need to have updated video drivers reinstalled if the graphics
adapter is supposed to be compatible with Aero Glass..

"JessicaLauren" <JessicaLauren.3m5kfb@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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> Hey,
> I am using an Acer Aspire 5315 notebook...
> It came with Vista HomeBasic, and I have upgraded it to HomePremium. i
> have also put an extra 1G of RAM in it.
> It has a system rating of 2.5, and says its compatible for Aero.
> I'm not too computer savvy, so I don't know any more specs of it..
> Now, the problem is I can't get Aero Glass on it.
> It is able to select the Aero theme, that's all fine, however it wont
> let me make it specifically glass...
> If anyone can help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks
>
>
> --
> JessicaLauren
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> JessicaLauren's Profile:
> http://forums.techarena.in/members/jessicalauren.htm
> View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/1105058.htm
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Rick Rogers
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Re: Windows vista aero glass problems
Posted: 01-17-2009, 04:19 PM
I might also add that you should run services.msc and check that the Windows
Theme service is enabled and running.

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"Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> More critical than the ram is the video adapter. Check with Acer support
> to see if the one included in your system actually supports Aero, not all
> do.
>
> --
> 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
>
> "JessicaLauren" <JessicaLauren.3m5kfb@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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>>
>> Hey,
>> I am using an Acer Aspire 5315 notebook...
>> It came with Vista HomeBasic, and I have upgraded it to HomePremium. i
>> have also put an extra 1G of RAM in it.
>> It has a system rating of 2.5, and says its compatible for Aero.
>> I'm not too computer savvy, so I don't know any more specs of it..
>> Now, the problem is I can't get Aero Glass on it.
>> It is able to select the Aero theme, that's all fine, however it wont
>> let me make it specifically glass...
>> If anyone can help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated!
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>> --
>> JessicaLauren
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> JessicaLauren's Profile:
>> http://forums.techarena.in/members/jessicalauren.htm
>> View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/1105058.htm
>>
>> http://forums.techarena.in
>>
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