Windows Aero (System Specification is fine, options greyed out)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ash, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Ash

    Ash Guest

    I have upgraded from Windows Xp Home Edition, to Windows Vista Home Premium
    edition today and everything is working fine beside windows aero.

    When i go to the taskbar and start menu properties, the "show window
    previews (thumbnails)" option is greyed out and I am unable to click it on!

    Also the Windows Flip is non existant, when pressing alt + tab.

    This is my systems specification:

    Intel Pentium M Processor 740, Processor Speed 1.73ghz
    80GB Hard Drive
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with 128mb shared with main memory
    1.49gb DDR2 SD RAM 1x512Mb 1x1gb

    I have been told by many that the laptop should be able to run windows aero!
    Can anyone help me!

    Ash, Apr 26, 2007
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  2. Ash

    grege Guest

    I believe you need Vista Ultimate for aero
    grege, Apr 26, 2007
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  3. Andy Sweet [MSFT], Apr 26, 2007
  4. Ash

    Julian Guest

    The following editions of Windows Vista include Aero:

    • Windows Vista Business

    • Windows Vista Enterprise

    • Windows Vista Home Premium

    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    Julian, Apr 26, 2007
  5. Ash

    Ash Guest

    My driver is a intel 900 accelerator 910 GML express Chipset. Any drivers out
    there for it !
    Ash, Apr 27, 2007
  6. As far as I can see at the Intel site, they have no Vista drivers available
    for that hardware.
    Michael Solomon, Apr 27, 2007
  7. Ash

    PowerUser Guest

    1. Windows Flip is actuated by Winkey + Tab. Alt + Tab brings up the old

    2. Intel's GMA 900 is not supported by Vista Aero Glass. It really should
    be, since it's DirectX 9 compliant, but it's Intel's fault. They haven't
    created a driver for it.
    PowerUser, Apr 27, 2007
  8. Richard G. Harper, Apr 27, 2007
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