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    Enable Aero in Windows Vista Home Basic

    If anybody on here has Windows Vista Home Basic and you want to enable Aero without using a 3rd party software, follow this:

    Before I start, I need to point out that you must have administrator credentials for this to work.

    First go to the start menu and type "regedit" and open it.

    Navigate yourself to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM

    Then when you are there you should see this:

    Now for the trick, double click the "CompositionPolicy" registry entry and change the value to "2".

    Double click the "Composition" registry entry and change the value to "1" (It should be "1" already, but this is just in case).

    Now we have to manually restart the "Desktop Windows Manager" (DWM).

    Now close the registry and open the Command Prompt by going to the start menu and typing "cmd" in the search box and opening it.

    When it the loads up, type "net stop uxsms" (without the quotation marks).

    Then when it has stopped the process, type "net start uxsms" (without the quotation marks).

    If you followed the instructions properly, then you should now have enabled the Aero feature in Windows Vista Home Basic.

    Have fun
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    All it does is slow shit down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epicfailure/ View Post
    All it does is slow shit down.
    No it doesn't actually, you would think this but it doesn't.

    I am running Windows Vista Home Basic and it has not slowed it down a single bit for me.

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    lol...

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    Connor -.-

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    one question... what is areo??

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    aero is what makes windows vista resource hungry...or one of the things.
    it also makes it look better.
    it basically makes everything look like glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper8281 View Post
    one question... what is areo??
    What connor said, but it makes all the toolbars and shit transparent, a really nice effect. Especially if you combine it with a Windows 7 theme


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    ah... so that means it is useless... lol thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper8281 View Post
    ah... so that means it is useless... lol thanks
    Erm it has no use but if you like to have a snazzy and cool looking GUI then it is nice to use

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    Thank-you. It worked. I wonder how slow my comp is noa....
    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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    If it slows your computer down then your PC/Laptop has problems with the registry because Mine has not been slowed down a single bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sαint View Post
    If it slows your computer down then your PC/Laptop has problems with the registry because Mine has not been slowed down a single bit.
    Trolling troll is trolling.
    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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    Quote Originally Posted by epicfailure/ View Post
    Trolling troll is trolling.
    Trolling

    I am not trolling, I am being honest, your computer has problems if it slows down, I can suggest downloading Ccleaner and TuneUp Utilities, I have them both on my machine and TuneUp does an amazing job

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