SOLVED: Aero Stops working on Windows Vista

Authentic, energetic, reflective and open or AERO or AERO glass is a set of design and interface guidelines that were abided by majority of the versions of MS windows (starting from Vista). Many interface alterations were brought about by its introduction. There is a bug that has been troubling some of our users regarding AERO that we liked to address in this article. Because of this bug, you can’t see AERO in action unless you access Windows via your guest account. On MS Vista and having this issue too? Read on as we have a fix.

The main reason for this error to occur is down to a software that runs at startup and disables AERO. An example of this will be the Java app calling the legacy APIs for graphical drawing, which forces the interface to fall right back into the old version. Follow these steps to resolve:

Click on the “Start”

Type “Defender” in the search field and select “Windows defender” from the results.

When the window appears, go to Tools and find “Software explorer”

Here select “startup programs” from the dropdown in front of “Category”.

Click on any process and a description of it should appear on the right hand side. Go through the list and when you find any application that doesn’t seem to be of significant importance, click on the “Disable” button. Especially if you see the Java utility.

Restart your computer. This should fix the issue for you. If this doesn’t fixes it then we suggest doing a clean boot, by disabling the non windows start up programs and services to see if that effects. see steps (here)

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SOLVED: Aero Stops working on Windows Vista

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