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The Complete Guide to Aero

aero logoAero is the name given to the user interface included in Windows Vista and Windows 7. It offers several improvements over the interface from earlier versions of Windows including transparency effects, like thumbnails, live icons, jump lists, window snapping and more.

Aero uses the GPU (graphics processing unit) and DirectX, which are typically used by games and high end graphics applications, to improve the performance of the user interface.

This guide will show you some of the new features introduced in Aero, provide tips on troubleshooting Aero, and shows you how to increase the performance of the Aero interface.

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