Aero quicker than Classic? Help!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by joe, Oct 20, 2006.

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    joe Guest

    I prefer using the Windows Classic style. The thing is, Aero is more
    responsive. My computer is average, and definitely not high end. When I
    select Windows Classic, the computer lags in pretty much everything. It
    takes around ten seconds for just the All Programs menu to load in Start!
    Is there a setting I can use to make the computer more responsive? Because
    this just doesn't make sense. I thought Aero was supposed to be the resource
    intensive one, but its smooth as silk. This is even more of a problem
    considering that I'm not going to pay $400 for an operating system, so I'd
    like to know how to get the classic theme to not lag. Any help? Thanks.
    joe, Oct 20, 2006
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    Bill Frisbee Guest


    What type of video card are you running? Do you have the latest drivers for
    said video card?
    How much ram? Which processor?

    64 or 32 bit Windows?

    What build of Vista?

    Bill F.
    Bill Frisbee, Oct 20, 2006
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  3. It may be that the Aero theme with "Glass" enabled uses your graphics card
    RAM and processor exclusively to render the video, and in Classic mode,
    Vista is relying on your CPU for the graphics. But I'm only guessing.
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Oct 20, 2006
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    Yoshi Guest

    Good guess.

    Yoshi, Oct 20, 2006
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    pwrwin Guest

    Well that does make sense... but I still don't see why the classic theme
    should be using so much processing power in the first place?

    Vista RC1 Build 5600
    GeForce 7300GS w/ version 96.33 (RC1) drivers
    1.2 GB RAM
    Celeron 336 processor (2.8 GHz)

    -joe (for some reason, if I post through IE my name shows up as my email)
    pwrwin, Oct 21, 2006
  6. After looking at your machine specs, it really doesn't make sense to me
    either, and as I stated, I am only guessing. Perhaps one of the esteemed
    MVP's can lend a clue?
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Oct 21, 2006
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    DCR Guest

    Uninstall those OLD and TERRIBLE 96.33 drivers.
    Download and install the latest nVidia drivers.
    DCR, Oct 21, 2006
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    pwrwin Guest

    The latest nvidia drivers are listed as being for RC2. Can I still use them
    with RC1?
    pwrwin, Oct 22, 2006
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    DCR Guest

    If you cannot install 96.85 roll back to the original drivers through device
    DCR, Oct 22, 2006
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    Dustin Guest

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Mark D. VandenBerg" <>
    Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 3:20 PM
    Subject: Re: Aero quicker than Classic? Help!

    No, both use Graphic Acceleration. Aero renders everything in a 3D
    enviroment. Everything else is rendered using 2D assist. This is not a GPU
    or CPU I'm guessing. I'm think more along the lines of a bad registry key or

    Uh listen. I think that "Classic Style" should be removed from Vista. There
    needs to be one consistant interface, not two. You want to stick with
    classic, then don't upgrade? If you have no choice but to upgrade, then
    adjust to Aero. One interface for everyone. Keep things consistant.
    Dustin, Oct 29, 2006
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