Windows® Vista Aero Requirements
Learn about Windows Vista Aero requirements
Aero is the latest hardware based graphics interface of Windows Vista, which includes several eye candy features for your desktop. The full form of Aero is Authentic, Energetic, Reflective and Open and is meant to be a more powerful and cleaner interface for the Windows Vista users. You need to know that Aero is not enabled in your Windows Vista computer system by default and you need to know how to enable it in order to make full use of this feature. This article will tell you about what are the Windows Vista® Aero® requirements and what points should be kept in mind while enabling it on your computer system.
- How to enable Windows Vista Aero?
- Check your default settings
- Windows Vista Aero requirements
How to enable Windows Vista Aero?
Aero is one of the coolest features of Windows Vista operating system and in order to enable it, you should follow this step by step procedure. First of all, right click on the empty space of your desktop and click on ‘Personalize.’ Then click on ‘Window Color and Appearance’ and then follow the link which says ‘Open Classic appearance properties for more color options’. See the scroll list of Color Scheme and you will be defaulted to Basic Vista after the install. Then, you can choose Windows® Aero® from this list. Click 'Apply' and then 'OK.' Having done that, close the sounds dialog box and personalize appearance box. After doing this, Aero® has been loaded and you can see your desktop background through the borders of the windows that you have opened.
Check your default settings
After doing a clean install of the Windows Vista operating system, you may find that your video card is not detected properly, causing your Windows Vista® to default to the Windows Vista Basic of the appearance settings. If you cannot see your desktop’s background through the borders of your open windows, then may be that this is set by default. After installing the video card drivers, you should go through your default settings to check this out.
If you want to use Aero on your computer system, then you should have 1GHz 32-bits or 64-bits processor. Your system memory should be at least 512 MB and you should have a DirectX 9 graphics processor with Windows Display Driver Model, Pixel shader 2.0 and at least 128 MB video RAM. Your computer’s hard drive should be of 40 GB capacity and it should have a free space of 15 GB. Internet connectivity, audio output and DVD-ROM drive will also be needed.