Aero Peek not working in windows 7

  Ant two 21:49 29 Mar 2012

Hi, up until recently everything was working fine but now Aero Peek has stopped working. I'm running Windows 7, which is upto date with updates & fixes, on an HP Pavillion dv6 with 2 display adaptors; an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 and an Intel (R) HD Graphics. Both are reported as working ok by device manager. If I right-click the task bar and select properties, Aero Peek is ticked but greyed out.

Any ideas please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:25 29 Mar 2012

Try the Aero troubleshooter.

Open Control Panel/Troubleshooting. Under Appearance and Personalization, select the Display Aero desktop effects.

In the Troubleshooter dialog, click the Advanced link and place a check mark in the Apply Repairs Automatically option.

Click Next to run the troubleshooter.

  Ant two 14:53 30 Mar 2012

Hi Fruitbat,

Thanks for the response. I've followed your instructions and it came up "Cannot identify problem"

  Nontek 14:58 30 Mar 2012

Try a System Restore back to when it was working ok.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:07 30 Mar 2012

Advanced system settings -> performance -> settings and put a tick in Save taskbar thumbnail Previews. and retry

  Ashrich 19:50 30 Mar 2012

I don't suppose you have selected a theme that doesn't support aeropeek , Like Windows 7 basic or suchlike ?


  Ant two 23:20 30 Mar 2012


Fruitbat, Sorry but your last suggestion made no difference either.

Ashrich, No, I've not changed my theme either.

Nontek, I had been trying to avoid a system restore as there's been several critical updates recently but you've hit the nail on the head, so to speak. I went back one resore point to the 27th March with no change so went back another to 17th and Aero Peek is working again.

Thanks everyone for your contributions.

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