Enable Full Aero Transparency

As we know by default Windows 7 has blur glass borders even we have set its transparency to maximum value. With simple tricks, we can enable full aero transparency on Windows 7.

This tricks will patch some files and restarting Windows Desktop Manager Service (DWM) to enable full aero  transparency. Personally I’ve tested this tricks on Windows 7 with service pack 1 installed, and everything is working fine. To make sure this tricks run smoothly, please disable UAC on your system.

  1. Download this file, and extract.
  2. Run “Patch 32 bit Full DWM.exe” if you use Windows 7 32 bit or “Patch 64 bit Full DWM.exe” if you use Windows 7 64 bit. Then follow on-screen guide.
  3. Finally, run “Disable Blur.exe”, then restart.

You should have full aero transparency by now. But if something goes wrong (eg. Windows is hung, or bluescreen), start your Windows in safe mode, then run “Restore System Files.exe” to restore modified files.

This screenshot will show enabled full aero transparency in action on Windows 7 service pack 1 (click to enlarge) :



As you can see, every windows has full aero transparency with no blur. I used third party themes called Soft7 – smooth and sleek themes by =AP-GRAPHIC.

Did you know?

A glass-like windows borders, is a distinctive  feature of Windows Aero – available on both Windows Vista or Windows 7.  Aero stands for Authentic, Energetic, Reflective and Open.  Intended to be a cleaner, more powerful, more efficient and more aesthetically pleasing user interface than the previously used theme on Microsoft Windows.

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