This thread might get moved to the Software section, since Vista isn't really hardware, or a CPU.
Just an FYI, in case you go looking for it.
Well we'll just have to make it hardware related because i'm far too lazy to go all the way over top the software forum for just one thread. 8)
Yea I know right, lol.
Try and not to get it moved.
One quick way to know if Aero is enabled:
1. Open Internet Explorer (or anything that will show up on the taskbar).
2. Hover the mouse pointer over the open program on the taskbar. If Aero is enabled, a small "preview" window will pop up above the taskbar item so that you can see what is in the window without maximizing it. If Aero is disabled, you won't see anything.