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How Do I Enable the Windows® Aero® Theme

April 30, 2013  |  Difficulty: Easy

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Since the introduction of Windows Vista®, the graphical user interface of the Windows® operating system has improved. This interface is called Windows Aero® and it is featured in Windows® 7 as well. It brings translucent glass-like effects, transparency, curved edges and offers a higher level of customization.

For some computers, it is better to turn off Aero® because it can use more system resources as detailed in the article about disabling Aero® in Windows® 7. However, if you need or want to enable Aero®, the instructions below describe the process.

Enabling Aero® in Windows® 7:

  1. Right-click on the Windows® 7 desktop and select “Personalize“ from the menu.
  2. From the list of themes, go to the “Aero® Themes“.
  3. Select “Windows® 7“ theme.
  4. Close the Window.

Enabling Aero® in Windows Vista®:

  1. Right-click on the Windows Vista® desktop and select “Personalize“ from the menu.
  2. Open the first section “Window Color and Appearance“
  3. From the list of themes select “Windows® Aero®“ theme.
  4. Click on the “OK“ button.
  5. Close the Window.

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