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Bootcamp 2.1 graphics issues with 32bit Vista

2460 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2008 5:52 PM by Michael Heggemann RSS
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After upgrading to Bootcamp 2.1, Aero no longer works in my Windows Vista 32 bit install. I have refreshed the 'Windows Experience' indicator multiple times, and it gives me a base read of 4.8 (5.9 for Aero compatability), which is more than Aero-capable, and Aero worked prior to the upgrade. I checked hardware manager, and my graphics card has been detected properly with the January 2008 drivers. When I go to select Aero in the control panel, it simply isn't listed. Any idea what's up? Thanks for the help.

MBP 2.2 Ghz
2GB RAM
OS X 10.5.2
Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
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    May 5, 2008 2:42 PM (in response to rws3)
    Roll back graphics driver to previous version?
    Mac Pro 2.0 6GB Nvidia 8600GTS Raptor, Windows Vista, 64-bit RocketRAID 23" ACD 2 APC RS1500
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
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    May 5, 2008 3:01 PM (in response to rws3)
    Check properties in Device Manager. Anytime there is an upgrade, the older driver should show in "Previous."
    Mac Pro 2.0 6GB Nvidia 8600GTS Raptor, Windows Vista, 64-bit RocketRAID 23" ACD 2 APC RS1500
  • Christopher Meinck Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    May 21, 2008 12:46 PM (in response to rws3)
    Add me to the list of people experience the missing Aero effects. I'm running a Mac Pro / 10GB RAM / nVidia 8800GT. My overall score is 5.7. Not sure if this SP1 related or Bootcamp 2.1 related.
    Dual Core 2.0 PowerMac | PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
    The score sounds normal, but why run 32-bit OS that only allows using 1.9GB on a Mac Pro w/ 10GB? you could run in Fusion!

    And on Mac Pro, 175..16 drivers came out May 16th.
    32-bit:
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvistax86_175.16whql.html
    64-bit version:
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvistax64_175.16whql.html
    Mac Pro + Vista x64, Mac OS X (10.5.2), G4-MDD 10.4.11 ACD 23" APC RS1500
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
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    May 21, 2008 1:00 PM (in response to rws3)
    Well, if you have 2GB memory and SP1 along with BC 2.1, there isn't much else to do except drop back to BC 2.0, move to Vista 64-bit and add 2GB RAM or go back to pre-SP1 - so while I would think it is normally a result of low physical memory (1GB will cause trouble with Aero, and VRAM has to be subtracted from available RAM)

    The only fixes are an EFI update; BC 2.2(?) or the above.

    Maybe laptopvideo isn't SP1 compatible is only other variable I can think of.
    Mac Pro + Vista x64, Mac OS X (10.5.2), G4-MDD 10.4.11 ACD 23" APC RS1500
  • mosborne76 Calculating status...
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    Jun 2, 2008 12:01 AM (in response to rws3)
    I'm having the same issue - Aero isn't working. I thought it had to do with Fusion having a "lock" on a crashed run of my boot camp partition, but I don't think that is still the issue. I've seen in the event log that the DWM won't start properly because "operating system isn't genuine" so I updated that via Microsoft's site. Nothing.

    Any update on this?
    Macbook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Boot Camp to Vista
  • Sean Bahrami Calculating status...
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    Jun 16, 2008 2:58 PM (in response to rws3)
    Go to the Personalized settings and chose window Color and Appearance. I was having that trouble as well and I have a first gen macbook 1.83, and got it to work when I chose Appearance Properties. I reinstalled vista today after taking it of like 2 months ago and aero worked fine, and when I reinstalled today it didnt, but playing with those settings work. I hope that helps
    Macbook 1.83GHZ 2GB Ram 200GB, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • Michael Heggemann Calculating status...
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    Jun 25, 2008 5:52 PM (in response to rws3)
    I had this same problem.

    In my case, after the bootcamp upgrade installed, Windows Vista "helpfully" decided that my display should be set to 16 bit color mode as its new default. There was no message that told me this, I found it quite accidentally.

    Changing it back to 32 bit color mode re-enabled Aero support.
    Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.3)

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