"Aero Theme Enable In Windows Vista,7"
The 8MB OneWorld Theme For Windows 7 zip file contains : 1) OneWorld themepack 2) Oobefldr.dll 3) Shell32.dll 4) Instructions for installing the theme. How To Install : 1) Extract the contents of the downloaded zip file. 2) Double-click on the file named “OneWorld.themepack” to apply the theme. 3) Open %systemroot%\Windows\System32 folder. Locate and take ownership of the file Oobefldr.dll. Next rename this file as OobefldrOLD.dll, so that it remains as your backup should you ever need it. Now copy the Oobefldr.dll file from the theme folder into the System32 folder. This will give you a new looking Welcome Center. 4) Do the same with Shell32.dll file. This will change the Task Pane. 5) Reboot. Can my PC run Windows Aero (Themes)? Aero System requirements: The minimum requirements for Aero in Windows 7 is a DirectX 9 graphic card that has 128MB RAM, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel. Additionally, you need a 1GHZ CPU and 1GB of RAM. A WDDM driver (Windows Display Driver Model) is required to run the Windows Aero Glass Theme. Windows Versions that support Aero (Themes): Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise Important: Windows 7 Home Basic does NOT support all Windows 7 Aero features, e.g. it can’t display any transparent effects. Windows 7 does not enable Aero by default if it can’t find any video driver that supports Aero or if your Experience Score is lower than ~3. You can easily find out if your PC supports Aero (so that you can run Aero themes, AeroPeek, AeroSnap and AeroShakre) by checking your Experience Score, for that open up the control panel and then click on “System”. The following window will popup and display your Windows Experience Score: Troubleshooting Aero + Themes 1. Open the Control Panel and then click on “Troubleshooting”: 2. Click on “Display Aero Desktop Effects“: 3. Follow the wizard by clicking on “Next”: 4. It will auto-detect any display problems: It will list your current problems that may affect your display and will try to auto-repair them. Possible problems: The current theme does not support Aero Desktop Window Manager is disabled Video card doesn’t support required display settings Color depth is too low Transparency is disabled Mirror drivers don’t support Aero effects Current power settings don’t support Aero desktop effects Themes service isn’t running Aero effects not supported on this Windows edition Desktop Window Manager Sessions Manager service isn’t running The Windows Experience Index has not been computed If Windows 7 can’t find any errors, you should try to force-enable Aero. Proceed with the instructions below. Force Enable Aero in Windows 7 If you are using a driver that does not support the WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model ) then you have to force-enable Aero on your PC. To do that we will create a registry key to enable Aero and then restart the Desktop Window Manager Sessions Manager. 1. Open up the registry. 2. Uncollapse [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Wind ows\DWM] If you can’t seem to find the key, create the key. To create a registrysubkey right-click on the Windows registry “folder” and click on “New – Key” If you followed my other Windows 7 tutorials, you will already know how to create 32-bit registry keys. 3. We have to create 3 new DWORD (32-bit) keys: “UseMachineCheck”, change the registry value to 0 “Blur”, change the registry value to 0 “Animations”, change the registry value to 0 Restart Desktop Window Manager Session Manager Type in services.msc into the search field on the Start menu. Scroll down until you find the service “Desktop Window Manager Session Manager”. Stop the service, then start it again. If you can’t seem to figure out how that works, simply reboot. You could also restart the service via Command Prompt: net stop uxsms net start uxsms Firefox 3.6 Aero Theme Support Firefox 3.6 now comes with FULL Aero support. Yep, Aero Peek now supports Firefox tabs, which means that you can preview any tab via the Aero feature, which is pretty handy. Unfortunately, Mozilla did not enable this feature by default, so you have to enable it manually. I wrote a how-to that explains how to enable full Aero in Firefox. After all, you should be able to enable Aero and activate your Aero theme. If you are looking for some nice Aero themes, check this out: Windows 7 Aero Themes