Thursday, June 25, 2009


Remove Windows Aero Effect To SpeedUp Windows Vista

Microsoft put a lot of Vista's visual enhancements under one technological and marketing umbrella: Aero. Among those features are the thumbnails of your windows that appear when you hover the mouse pointer over the taskbar, as well as the Flip 3D view you get by pressing Windows-Tab.

Aero adds a little practicality and a lot of panache to the Vista user interface, and personally, I like it. Here lets see the requirements of Windows Aero, how to activate and how to remove Windows Aero effects.

Windows Vista packs a lot of code more than any version of Windows ever and some of it is just plain unnecessary. All of that excess code has a way of slowing down an operating system. You can regain some PC performance by removing unneeded features. There were dozens of Vista features that you can turn off right now.
Just to be on the safe side, make sure to create a restore point before you turn any of the items off. That way you can quickly return your machine to its present state should you decide that you don't like the change. 

Remove Windows AERO Effect:
If your PC is underpowered or overloaded, however, Aero may be more trouble than it's worth. To turn it off, right-click the Windows desktop and select Personalize, Window Color and Appearance.  

In the resulting 'Window Color and Appearance' dialog box, click Open classic appearance properties for more color options (if you don't see the option, that means Aero is already turned off or this feature is not available in your version -- please read the requirements for AERO at the bottom of this post). 
Select Windows Vista Basic in the Color Scheme (Refer Screen Shot) and click OK.the rest of it.

Aero glass effects is one of the new features introduced in Vista. But this feature is not available in all versions of Vista and there are few basic requirements for aero to work. Lets see what are the requirements.
  • 1-GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM (personally i recommend 2GB)
  • 128-MB graphics card
  • DirectX 9 class graphics processor that supports a Windows Display Driver Model Driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, and 32 bits per pixel.
  • Monitor refresh rate is higher than 10 hertz
  • Aero works only in Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate versions.
If your computer has these features, then Vista Aero effects should work fine once your Color Scheme (Under Apperance Settings -- Refer Previous Screen Shot) is set as Windows Aero (what we just discussed in this post).


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