Windows aero dont work properly! Win 7 ultimate

1 month ago i detected some problem, that I cant change windows color. When i press personalize>windows color it not open the usual
 




But it opens
windows color and appearance
and I cant change window color!

 

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Last updated July 15, 2018 Views 2,813 Applies to:
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How To Fix Problems With Aero


1. Troubleshoot Problems with Aero

A) Click Start and type: Aero. Then click “Find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects” 

B) In the new window click Advanced to fix any problems automatically.

C) If the problem is not fixed you will see a list of possible issues.  


2. Windows Aero Glass visual effects are not working or displayed:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/aero_effects_not_working



3. Verify Visual Effects Are On
A) For this right click on "Computer" and select "Properties" from the right click menu.
B) Click on "Advanced System Settings" from the left pane to open up the "System Properties" window.
C) Select the "Advanced" tab from it. Then Under "Performance" click "Settings."
D) Now check "Enable transparent glass" and "Enable Desktop Composition."

E) Restart the computer.

4. Right click on the desktop, click Personalize, click Select Windows Colors. Then verify "Enable Transparency" is checked.


5. Refresh your
Windows Experience Index score

A)Click Start, then right click Computer and click Properties

B) Click "Windows Experience Index" 

C) Click "Re-run the assessment" to refresh your WEI Index score.


6. Save the Windows 7 Aero theme

A) Right click the desktop, click Personalize.

B) Select the Aero theme you want to use.

C) Change any settings to how you want them.

D) Click Save Theme, then use that theme.


7. Reinstall Your Video Drivers

Download the newest video drivers for your video card, then reinstall the video drivers.

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Hello, again and irregardless of the issue currently at hand, I wish you both a Merry Christmas.

 

Have you enabled Aero Transparency as seen here?  (check mark)

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/282-window-color-appearance-change.html

 

If you're going to use these advanced settings, I don't believe aero will go into effect.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/282-window-color-appearance-change.html

 

Your screenshots show the options 1) Enable desktop composition, 2) Enable transparent glass

are missing in Visual Effects

When trying to access CBS log and you receive "access denied", do this:

 

Open an administrative command prompt and create a copy of the CBS.log:
 Start > Right click on Command Prompt and select Run As Administrator

Type "cd C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\" (without quotes)

Press Enter
Type "copy cbs.log cbsbackup.log" (without quotes)

Press Enter
Type "cbsbackup.log" (without quotes)

Press Enter and this should open in notepad
 
CBS.log cannot be opened when it is in use, this is the reason for your error.

 

Try TrekDozer's suggestion- reinstall drivers

 

Start > Right click on My Computer

Select Manage

Click Continue on UAC window

Select Device Manager

Click the + next to Display Adapters

Right click on Adapter and select Uninstall

Click the + next to Sound Video and Game Controllers

Right click on controller and select Uninstall

Close Device Manager Window

Reboot Computer

Windows will reload the drivers on restart.

Go to the manufacturer's site and look for updated drivers
 

Check that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for running Aero:

  • 1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of random access memory (RAM)

  • 128-megabyte (MB) graphics card

Aero also requires a DirectX 9 class graphics processor that supports a Windows Display Driver Model Driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, and 32 bits per pixel.

For best results, you might also want to follow these graphics processor recommendations:

  • 64 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution that is less than 1,310,720 pixels (for example, a 17–inch flat panel LCD monitor that has a 1280 × 1024 resolution)

  • 128 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution from 1,310,720 to 2,304,000 pixels (for example, a 21.1–inch flat panel LCD monitor that has up to a 1600 × 1200 resolution)

  • 256 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution greater than 2,304,000 pixels (for example, a 30–inch wide-screen flat panel LCD monitor that has up to a 2560 × 1600 resolution)

Are you using older applications/programs on your system?  Aero may stop working because of this if you are. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-problems-with-Windows-Aero
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