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  • I've been told that  Windows 7 aero peek may not work with a low end graphics card and/or 32 bit version of OS. Is this true?
    Thursday, November 4, 2010 2:13 PM

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  • You can find the system requirements for Areo here:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-the-Aero-desktop-experience

    Your computer's hardware and video card must meet hardware requirements to able to display Aero graphics. Check that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for running Aero:

    • 1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    • 1 gigabyte (GB) of random access memory (RAM)

    • 128-megabyte (MB) graphics card

    Aero also requires a DirectX 9 class graphics processor that supports a Windows Display Driver Model Driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, and 32 bits per pixel.

    For best results, you might also want to follow these graphics processor recommendations:

    • 64 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution that is less than 1,310,720 pixels (for example, a 17–inch flat panel LCD monitor that has a 1280 × 1024 resolution)

    • 128 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution from 1,310,720 to 2,304,000 pixels (for example, a 21.1–inch flat panel LCD monitor that has up to a 1600 × 1200 resolution)

    • 256 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution greater than 2,304,000 pixels (for example, a 30–inch wide-screen flat panel LCD monitor that has up to a 2560 × 1600 resolution)

     

    Hope this helps.

    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, November 26, 2010 4:03 AM
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:59 PM

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  • For aero the graphics card must have at least 128MB of video memory and there must be a Windows 7 driver for it.

    Old graphics cards may not work because there is no Windows 7 driver for the graphics chip.

    Whether the OS is 32 or 64-bit makes no difference provided the card meets the minimum requirements..

    Thursday, November 4, 2010 3:44 PM
  • You can find the system requirements for Areo here:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-the-Aero-desktop-experience

    Your computer's hardware and video card must meet hardware requirements to able to display Aero graphics. Check that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for running Aero:

    • 1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    • 1 gigabyte (GB) of random access memory (RAM)

    • 128-megabyte (MB) graphics card

    Aero also requires a DirectX 9 class graphics processor that supports a Windows Display Driver Model Driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, and 32 bits per pixel.

    For best results, you might also want to follow these graphics processor recommendations:

    • 64 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution that is less than 1,310,720 pixels (for example, a 17–inch flat panel LCD monitor that has a 1280 × 1024 resolution)

    • 128 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution from 1,310,720 to 2,304,000 pixels (for example, a 21.1–inch flat panel LCD monitor that has up to a 1600 × 1200 resolution)

    • 256 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution greater than 2,304,000 pixels (for example, a 30–inch wide-screen flat panel LCD monitor that has up to a 2560 × 1600 resolution)

     

    Hope this helps.

    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, November 26, 2010 4:03 AM
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:59 PM