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Bad resolution and aero glass theme not working

I had preinstalled window vista home basic os in compaq notebook i had chnged the os by vista ultimate of a dell laptop now i am get a very bad resolution and screensavors are also not working they are showing that my notebook requires newer video card which is compatible with direct 3d and aero glass theme is also not working.

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    lexxxis May 11, 2010

    you should downgrade back to either vista basic again or XP , your hardware is most likely not high grade enough to run the visual effects of vista ultamate

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Sounds like you have Intel Ingregrated Video with less than 1 GB system ram.

The answer is the system does not have the hardware to Run Vist Aero Mode, and apparently has minimal ability to run Vista at all.

You may be able to get a better video driver than the default at Support.dell.com.

More than likely, you are looking at putting Windows XP back on the system

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