how to get Win7 Aero with crappy video card

January 3, 2011 at 16:57:02
Specs: Windows 7, 2.600/1024
i have a dell dimension 4600c and i have windows 7 all i can use is win7 basic theme and i hate it. is there a way to enable aero theme but not have transparency my video card want support aero transparency but it should run aero theme and not transparency so can anybody help me. I just want aero theme

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#1
January 3, 2011 at 22:00:06
I may be wrong, but I believe that Aero is a package, either your video card supports it or it does not. If you do not need gaming and have a PCI express 16 slot, there are some decent cards that are not really that expensive (just look for the newer series and double check Aero support).

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#2
January 4, 2011 at 04:39:32
I believe Fingers is right, it's all or nothing. According to your specs, you have an AGP slot on the Mobo. Do a google for AGP video cards that support Aero. They're not cheap and your power supply may limit your choices. If you want to post back with your psu specs, we can go from there.

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#3
January 5, 2011 at 23:57:32
dang well that sucks but yeah i am thinking on buying a a video card that 128mb and my psu should support it because a few weeks ago i had a radeon video card that was 256mb but i fried it taking it out wrong so thanks for the info and another thing Fingers did say he might be wrong no affiance but i have a friend that has a laptop that when he unplugs it transparency stops and its just aero so is there a way there somehow make my computer think something and run aero

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#4
January 6, 2011 at 06:42:12
No there isn't, you need a card that supports it, period.

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