How to Disable Windows Aero in Windows 7

September 6, 2010, By Fouad Bajwa

Aero was introduced by Microsoft as a new advanced visual interface to Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Windows Aero added a totally revamped design that includes the transparent glass appearance, the enhanced thumbnail preview ability of opened applications, smooth animations plus transitions and a new color collection creating a mild and pleasant experience for the eyes of the users!

An integral component Windows Aero is the FLIP 3D feature that introduces a new way to organizing already opened windows in a 3D style view, enabling the user to move through different windows without the need to click the taskbar.

Despite the fact that Windows Aero enhances Windows Vista and Windows 7 with beautiful imagery and transitions, it still takes a big bite on system resources munching away huge amounts of your computer memory resources.

Here’s how to enable and disable Windows Aero in Windows 7 for all Windows users that are concerned about their system’s performance; especially for gamers, 3D and visual editors:

  • First let’s go to the Start Menu > Control Panel > and look for Personalization.
  • How-to Disable Windows Aero in Windows version 7

  • Select any of the themes in “Basic and High Contrast Themes” so that you can choose an option that is suitable to your system performance needs.
  • How-to Disable Windows Aero in Windows version 7

  • Another simpler way to access the Windows version 7 Personalize option in Control Panel is to just right click on the Windows Desktop, select Personalize in the drop down menu and the screen above pops-up!

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