I managed to enable Aero Effects in Windows Longhorn Build 5219&5259 on VMware Workstation 17

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I managed to enable Aero Effects in Windows Longhorn Build 5219&5259 on VMware Workstation 17

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Here’s my screenshot:
Build 5219(nearly perfect ,without any serious visual glitches):
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Build 5259(not very perfect ,the DWM border disappears because of bugs):
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Guide:
https://betawiki.net/wiki/Windows_Aero

Before you start:
Set your VM compatibility to 10.x,and enable 3D graphics acceleration.

Step1:Install Vmware SVGA II driver (version 11.6.0.13)
Step2:Import the following registry:

Build 5219:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DWM]
"EnableMachineCheck"=dword:00000000
"ForcesoftwareD3D"=dword:00000001 //force software rendering
"Glass"=dword:00000001
"blur"=dword:00000000 //This step is necessary ,or DWM will crash immediately once you start it

Build 5259:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DWM]
"UseMachineCheck"=dword:00000000
"ForcesoftwareD3D"=dword:00000001
"Glass"=dword:00000001
"blur"=dword:00000000

Note :There’ might be some formatting errors ,so you’d better check before using.


The key is to force software rendering instead of hardware rendering ,so that the screen won't flicker.
This method won't work in build 5231.
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Re: I managed to enable Aero Effects in Windows Longhorn Build 5219&5259 on VMware Workstation 17

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The tutorial is above.This method might work on other builds,such as build 5215.


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Re: I managed to enable Aero Effects in Windows Longhorn Build 5219&5259 on VMware Workstation 17

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Work on Builds 5270-5284?

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Re: I managed to enable Aero Effects in Windows Longhorn Build 5219&5259 on VMware Workstation 17

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Not perfectly work ,just like build 5259 ,the DWM border disappears after you force software rendering.

And if you use this method on build 5219,you’ll find that texts on the start button seem “broken “

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Re: I managed to enable Aero Effects in Windows Longhorn Build 5219&5259 on VMware Workstation 17

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works 5048 to 5219

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Re: I managed to enable Aero Effects in Windows Longhorn Build 5219&5259 on VMware Workstation 17

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can get aero working on builds 5098-5112?

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Re: I managed to enable Aero Effects in Windows Longhorn Build 5219&5259 on VMware Workstation 17

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Yes,it's possible,but you have to modify system file(s) first.Then import the registry mentioned before.

I won't provide further guidance ,since hacking is not allowed on this forum.

Update7/12:Success!It can be done.
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