Thursday, March 30, 2006 3:08 AM bart

Adventures in Vista - Getting Aero Glass up and running

Last weekend I installed the latest CTP build of Windows Vista (build 5342) on my new laptop. However, one of the problems I ran into was the lack of the new Aero Glass experience right after the installation. As you might know, Vista is self-tuning in order to enable only the functionality that will work for sure on your machine based on a "hardware performance measurement". It happened to be the case that my machine was rated with a poor 1 which causes the system to disable Aero Glass. In order to fix it, I went to the Control Panel, System and Maintenance, Performance Rating and Tools and re-ran the performance rating process which takes a couple of minutes. Now I have a rating of 3 and Aero Glass :-). And of course the killer demo for Vista's graphics richness, Windows-TAB, works fine (except for the bug which takes the Start Menu's Windows logo in the programs list) | Digg It | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit | DotNetKicks

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# re: Adventures in Vista - Getting Aero Glass up and running

Friday, March 31, 2006 12:18 AM by Gabriel Lozano-Moran

Since you are talking about the Aero glass effect I know that you didnt install it in VPC or VMware. But my question is did you try to get it to work in for example VMware? I have the impression (based on logfiles) that Microsoft added a check to see what type of HD is being used and block VMware :)


# re: Adventures in Vista - Getting Aero Glass up and running

Monday, April 24, 2006 4:58 PM by Adam

Nope Gabriel this is not true. Vista build 5342 did not check to see if it was running in VMWare it was just a bug in 32bit version that wouldnt recognise some of the VMware emulated hardware. Build 5365 installs fine VMware.