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!

    Thanks
    Ash
     
    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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  7. Ash

    PowerUser Guest

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

    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
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  8. Richard G. Harper, Apr 27, 2007
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