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  • Hi,

    Have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE desktop with Windows 7 Pro OS. Saw the articles on Snap, Peek, and Shake. Opened System Properties | Performance Options, verified that Enable desktop composition is checked, in fact, all but Save taskbar thumbnail previews are checked (enabled).

    Opened Control Panel | Taskbar and Start Menu and panel with Preview desktop with Aero Peek shows Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop is checked but disabled - grayed out.

    Any suggestions?


    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 12:25 AM


  • Hi John,


    First, please run Windows Experience Index to check the graphics component's score.


    After that, go to Control Panel -> Performance Information and Tools -> Click on "Adjust Visuals Effects". Make sure the following items are checked:


    -      Animate controls and elements inside windows

    -      Enable desktop composition

    -      Use visual styles on windows and buttons


    If the issue persists, select an Aero Theme by right clicking on the desktop -> Personalize.


    Also, you can try the suggestions in the following threads:


    Aero Peek not available or not working


    Aero Peek problems


    Hope this helps.





    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:03 AM
    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:34 AM