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So I was reading my Windows vista home premium manual and it shows a program called Windows Aero. This makes your screen look like it has a glossy effect to it and it also includes Windows 3D flip. Anyways how do you activate it? I cant find it anywhere on my computer. Vista home premium does come with it right?
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With the correct drivers installed and a capable GPU:

Right Click desktop -> Personalize -> Window Color and appearance -> Select "Windows Aero" -> OK.
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Aero is activated by default. Try hitting the Windows Key and Tab for an example of it.
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theres not a windows aero option
edit: nevermind

woah thats cool! is there any other cool things i should know about
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you wont use it for more then a week. there are a bunch of programs that knock it off line alot so you just get normal tab instead.
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Originally Posted by Sgt.Collins View Post
theres not a windows aero option
edit: nevermind

woah thats cool! is there any other cool things i should know about
alt + tab

and the transparent start bar etc and mini thumb nails ( hold mouse over start menu windows for a quick preview)
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alt + tab

and the transparent start bar etc and mini thumb nails ( hold mouse over start menu windows for a quick preview)
StarDock has also released a 2.0 version of Deskscapes which lets you set a video (in the .dream format.) as your background. Previously a Vista Ultimate Extra.
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It's not nearly as cool as Compiz for Linux though...
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Cool that worked, how do I turn on windows 3d flip? Guess windows vista home premium x64 doesn't have it turned on where my x32 install did.
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alot of stardock products wont work with SP1 though
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