How To Enable or Disable Aero on Windows 7

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Windows Aero is a design setting that gives your desktop windows a glass-like, or translucent look. When enabled, Aero creates a light-weight look and feel for your desktop, making your applications and windows easier to find and access. This article will explain how to turn Windows Aero on or off, depending on your preferences.

Turn Aero on Windows 7 On or Off

Open a command prompt in administrator mode by clicking on Start followed by Run. Next, type
cmd
and press CTRL + Shift + Enter.


From here, you can either enable or disable Aero.


To disable Aero, type in
net stop uxsms
.

To enable Aero, use the command
net start uxsms
.
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