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Win Aero doesn't show up in Vista

Last response: in Windows Vista
July 15, 2011 3:48:03 PM

My Windows Vista Home Basic PC is having a problem w/ Windows Aero, or the Windows Basic theme- one day after rebooting I found that Windows Aero (was not in the list of options when I right click desktop and --> Personalization --> Windows Color and Appearance. The Windows Basic and Windows Std don't even appear on the list. How should I solve this problem? Tried rebooting the computer again- it doesn't help.

Dell Inspiron 531
W Vista Home Basic
w/ 2.1 GHz x2 AMD Processor
1 GB Dual Channel Memory
220 GB HD Capacity

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July 16, 2011 2:50:03 AM

Open regedit and search for Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM in Composition change the value of the entry to 1. Restart and try enable Aero again.
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July 16, 2011 3:29:40 PM

Thanks for the help, but I solved the problem yesterday by restarting the themes service. How do I delete a thread?
July 16, 2011 3:45:42 PM

The moderators will do that.
July 16, 2011 5:18:47 PM

This topic has been closed by Area51reopened
July 26, 2011 12:37:56 PM

Best answer selected by jdmtxux.