When I first got my Laptop it had Vista premium installed, it also had the Aero Glass effect. Because I was told this reduced battery power, I switched this off when I went on holiday and used Windows Basic. Now I would like the Aero Back but every time I try to change it in the control panel, it always reverts back to the basic mode and not Vista. I also can't get this back on my screen.
This is driving me crazy, I have been all through the settings the only problem I am getting is:
"to change the color scheme to Windows Aero
Open Appearance Settings by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Window Color and Appearance. If the Appearance Settings dialog box is not displayed, at the bottom of the page, click Open classic appearance properties. 2.
In the Color scheme list, click Windows Aero, and then click OK.
To turn on window frame transparency
To turn on window frame transparency, the color scheme must first be set to Windows Aero. 1.
Open Personalization by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Personalization. 2.
Click Window Color and Appearance. 3.
Select the Enable transparency check box."
I have done all this but I still can't get the thing to stay with "Windows Vista" it keeps reverting back to "Windows Basic". Also I can't get the "transparency check box" on my screen.
I assume that the laptop has its graphics built in to the motherboard. it might be worth a check to see if actually turning off Aero diverted more memory to the system at the expense of the graphics. I think Aero needs 256mb allocated in order to run. Have a look in the bios.