54. Missing Aero Feature
Aero is the Windows Vista feature that gives your
windows the glass effect. However,
Aero is only available in certain versions of
Windows Vista, notably: Home Premium,
Business and Ultimate.
If you only have the Home Basic edition installed
then Aero will not be available.
Another factor that will influence the Aero
feature is your graphics card (video). Your graphics
card (video) must meet certain standards, which
means it must meet the following criteria:
- Support DirectX 9.
- 128MB of graphics memory. If your PC shares
memory with the graphic card you must have a
minimum of 1GB of system memory Pixel shader 2.0
- 32 bits per pixel.
If your video card doesn't have these minimum
requirements then, again, no Aero will be available.
If your graphic (video) card does meet these
requirements and you still have no Aero feature, try
1/ Right click on a vacant part
of the Desktop.
2/ From the Drop down menu Click
on the Personalize option.
3/ In the Personalize windows,
Click on the Windows colour and appearance
4/ Make certain that there is a Checkmark
in the Enable Transparency Box.
If there isn't then Click on the box with
your mouse to insert a checkmark.
5/ Next Click the OK button.
6/ Finally Close the Control panel Window.
7/ The Aero feature should now be visible.