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How to Disable Windows Aero in Windows 7

Posted by: 13 September 2010 2 Comments

Aero was introduced by Microsoft as a new advanced visual interface to Windows Vista and Windows 7. The Windows Aero requires a decent video card; you won’t be able to use it on an old clunker computer. For all Windows users that are concerned about their system’s performance, sometimes squeezing every last drop requires disabling Aero; especially for gamers, 3D and visual editors.

Despite the fact that Windows Aero improves Windows Vista and Windows 7 with beautiful imagery and transitions, it still reduces huge amounts of your computer memory resources.

How to enable and disable Windows Aero in Windows 7

  • First go to the Start Menu > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization> and look for Personalization.

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  • Then scroll the themes down until you see the “Basic and High Contrast Themes” so that you can select an option that is suitable to your system performance needs.

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  • Another simpler method to access the Windows version 7 Personalize option in Control Panel is to right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize from the menu and the screen above pops-up!

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Did it work for you guys? Do write us in comments section below.

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  • http://www.techhamlet.com Pubudu @ TechHamlet

    Now this is very important for slow PCs… it can surely boost your system speed :D

  • http://www.tecrux.com/ Faisal

    Yes, you are right this improve system performance of all the users who are using old systems.