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Old 03-16-2007, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default For you vista users who don't have a good enough graphics cards

Using a couple of test systems, I found a technique to sometimes force Windows Aero UI on PC's, note that this won't work on 100% of the systems running Vista, but it does work.

Requirements
Running Windows Vista (you need not to be Premium-Ready)
WDDM-complaint Video Card


In the Registry Editor (Start, Run, type regedit, and click OK), navigate to the following key:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft

Add a new subkey named DWM and then create a DWORD setting named EnableMachineCheck. Leave the value of this setting at 0, which disables Vistaís DWM-related hardware checking

* It does not work on all systems.
* Even if it does work, it can make your system run extremely slowly. (Thereís probably a reason Windows shut off Aero Glass.)
* A blue-screen of death (BSOD) is evident, but that may take a couple of hours from showing up.
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