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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hidehide, Jun 8, 2007.
Anyone used VM fusion or updated the boot camp and causes vista to disable the aero?
VMWare doesn't support AERO yet.... neither does parallels. they are supposed to in their next release ..
But aero isnt working in bootcamp either. I want to enable aero in bootcamp...
Do you have home basic? I think it is home premium and up in order to get the Aero interface.
What the OP meant that after using VMWare to run the Vista installation on the bootcamp partition, Aero ceased to work even under bootcamp.
Here are the steps to enable it again:
1. Go to Control Panel
2. Select Personalization
3. Select Window Color and Appearance
4. Choose Windows Aero in Color scheme.
It seems like the function has been disabled...
Why? Im used aero before..
The problem is when you installed VMWare Fusion, Vista updated the performance score, which would be very low in the VM. This in effect automatically turns off Aero. To restore it in Boot Camp, you have to refresh the performance score. To do this: right click on My Computer and click preferences. There should be a performance score icon (which should be 1), click refresh and you should get Aero back up. (Note: you must be plugged into a power adapter in order to refresh the performance score).
I have pretty much the same problem. I updated to Bootcamp 2.1, and this caused Aero to be disabled. However, when I run the test for a performance score, everything checks out and appears normal (Aero option is something over 5). I'm using a MBP that has run Aero in the past, but even though the computer is listed as Aero-capable, Aero still isn't listed as an option in the color scheme selector. Any ideas?
well...i guess, dont update to 2.1 everyone.....
im using MBP 4,1 and its fine as is
Can I downgrade it to an older version of bootcamp? Is it anything to do with Vista SP1?
didn't notice till reading this thread but i have the same issue...
No solution yet...
Same issue here.
Also Vista not authorised in VM but is in Bootcamp boot. I'm worried that if I call Microsfot and authorise it in VM then my Bootcamp boot won't work :-/
It's good to hear that I'm not alone. I'm running a Mac Pro with 10GB of RAM w/ nVidia video card. I've reinstalled drivers, refreshed my Windows experience score to no avail. I'm also running SP 1 with the latest version of Bootcamp. Somewhere long the line, Aero got lost.
Reimaged or reinstalled Vista with SP1
It worked after i reimaged my Macbook Pro. It fixed 2 issues. Aero & the memory changed from 3052MB to 4GB after SP1 update. It gets really hot though. I also saw a funny dialog while installing it. Microsoft !!!!
So other than reimaging
has anyone else fixed this issue or learned more about it? I'm happy to reinstall, but won't updating to SP1 do the same thing next time?
Muthuka, what exactly did you do when you say you reimaged it? Clean install or something else?
I've got 4.0gb of memory now, up from 3, after the install of SP1 and Bootcamp 2.1.
Still have this problem and Vista runs like crap now using version 2 of VMWare....
I reinstalled or clean installed VISTA again on my Macbook Pro. After sometime, i took a backup on 3 DVD's and applied SP1. Still works great.
So, the lesson was not to launch this boot camp partition with Parallel or Fusion as of now. I didn't do that and it works great. VISTA is fast and looks great.
I'm almost certain it has to do with using Fusion on the boot camp partition. I reinstalled the bootcamp drivers after removing Fusion and removing the drivers in Vista, then everything started working again. Aero is fine, all drivers working, but i'm on bootcamp 2.0. I'll try the 2.1 upgrade and see if that still works, but i'm 90% convinced using Fusion corrupts something even when i go back to bootcamp.
Thanks everyone for the feedback here.
I'm having the same problem as the original poster.
I uninstalled VMWare Fusion (along with the VMWare Tools) and I can't get Aero anymore!
Should I just completely uninstall all the Boot Camp Drivers and reinstall them?