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I have installed windows 7 and downloaded all the drivers that were needed but for some reason Aero isn't working with windows 7 on this computer. So I downloaded the most up to date drivers and didn't help. Then I used NVidia driver search and it shows no drivers are shown on the laptop but when I go into the folder to look at them they are there. The weird part is I have another gateway laptop and put windows 7 on it and works perfectly fine on Gateway ML6732 with the Aero system. Is there something I am missing?
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You have to use the drivers that come from the laptop manufacturer in some models and to get Aero to run, you have to run the WEI (Windows Experience Index) has been run.

If you haven't, run it now and it should turn Aero on but if you have run it and it still doesn't come on:

Right click anywhere on the desktop and choose "Personalize"

Choose any of the available windows Aero themes.

Hope this helps smile.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Gregster View Post

You have to use the drivers that come from the laptop manufacturer in some models and to get Aero to run, you have to run the WEI (Windows Experience Index) has been run.

If you haven't, run it now and it should turn Aero on but if you have run it and it still doesn't come on:

Right click anywhere on the desktop and choose "Personalize"

Choose any of the available windows Aero themes.

Hope this helps smile.gif

Hey Greg. Thanks for the response. billbo is my best friend and co worker and we have been trying to troubleshoot this issue for some time now. We have tried to go to the Gateway Website, but since this laptop came with Vista on it they only offer Vista drivers. We were at a loss as to what else to do. Will try the WEI method this afternoon and see if that does the trick.
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Hey Erick and Billbo,

Laptop support is weak most times. I have a reasonable Lenovo laptop that I use at work for lite gaming but the drivers are 2 years old for the AMD GPU and there is nothing newer available to me.

There is other ways to get it working properly but that is the way that works most times smile.gif

Quite often Vista drivers will work on 7 as well, so could be worth a punt.
    
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You can use the latest NVidia drivers you will just need a modified inf file. Just do a google search for modified NVidia inf and you should find a site that can provide you with one. This is because some manufacturers change the product code so you are stuck using the drivers that they have personally tested with the laptop.
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Thank you so very much for the suggestions. I tried running the WEI and it could fully run it. Due to an error that came up saying problems with the software, drivers etc. now I am looking for the modified inf drivers. thank you for all the help so far.
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