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Aero Glass for Win8 RC4

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Alright I just updated my computer with the Windows Updates and restarted my computer and Aero Glass no longer works. I've already tried reinstalling it but nothing happens. Is anybody else having this issue?

Yea, same problem here. My windows auto-updated, and your AeroGlass says it isn't compatible with my system anymore.

Do you want me to upload anything for you to check?

Alright I just updated my computer with the Windows Updates and restarted my computer and Aero Glass no longer works. I've already tried reinstalling it but nothing happens. Is anybody else having this issue?

Yea, same problem here. My windows auto-updated, and your AeroGlass says it isn't compatible with my system anymore.

Do you want me to upload anything for you to check?

Both of you, make sure there is internet connectivity when you log-in, RC4 will automatically download debug symbols for the appropriate files and the Aero Glass should start eventually.

Oh good, I thought it was just my computer.

Hi I am having same problem to and I have an internet connection.

been getting the problem since the last windows 8 updates, it worked fine before them so cant be internet or web access or firewall problem.

get this error message and running out of ideas

dwm.png

Regards

abun880007

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All of yours who tell that windows was updates and aero glass didn't work lies. My system is Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64 activated with key, and all updates installed - this utility works perfectly. Install original versions of Windows 8, not repacks etc...

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Hi I am having same problem to and I have an internet connection.

been getting the problem since the last windows 8 updates, it worked fine before them so cant be internet or web access or firewall problem.

get this error message and running out of ideas

dwm.png

Regards

abun880007

I had the same problem. Here's how to fix it:

Don't use the AGTweaker to load the DLL. Disable DWMGlass with the tweaker, reboot, go delete C:\Windows\DWMGlass.dll and C:\Windows\DWMGlass.png and use the "LoadGlass__AppInit_DLLs.reg" file from the 0.94RC3 archive (edit and fix the path, mine's ""AppInit_DLLs"="C:\\AeroGlass\\DWMGlass.dll"") to load it.

Mine:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]"LoadAppInit_DLLs"=dword:00000001"AppInit_DLLs"="C:\\AeroGlass\\DWMGlass.dll""RequireSignedAppInit_DLLs"=dword:00000000[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]CustomThemeResource"="C:\\AeroGlass\\CustomDefault.png" 

After I did that and rebooted, I got the command prompt that downloaded the symbols, and it worked.

On a side note, AGTweaker seems broken for the 0.95RC4 release. It doesn't start the transparency when pressing apply. I guess I'll start using the custom resources with the registry tweak.

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All of yours who tell that windows was updates and aero glass didn't work lies. My system is Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64 activated with key, and all updates installed - this utility works perfectly. Install original versions of Windows 8, not repacks etc...

I actually reset to factory install, and it still wasn't working, it has been confirmed already that there is a problem.

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All of yours who tell that windows was updates and aero glass didn't work lies. My system is Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64 activated with key, and all updates installed - this utility works perfectly. Install original versions of Windows 8, not repacks etc...

I actually reset to factory install, and it still wasn't working, it has been confirmed already that there is a problem.

Okay, let's review all this:

  • it won't work on systems with SecureBoot enabled
  • Don't use AGTweaker (see my post above)
  • I'd recommend disabling Hybrid sleep, or sleep at all. (it gives me the unfixable "black screen" when I use sleep and aero glass)
  • Sometimes, it breaks. Please provide logs if it does.
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All of yours who tell that windows was updates and aero glass didn't work lies. My system is Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64 activated with key, and all updates installed - this utility works perfectly. Install original versions of Windows 8, not repacks etc...

I actually reset to factory install, and it still wasn't working, it has been confirmed already that there is a problem.

1 thing that all don't remember - most of people who use aeroglass tool by BM (thanx a lot to him!) uses other themes with help for example UXStyle or etc, All problems and black screens are from this. Sorry for my english.

P.S. All who have black screen - be patient - wait for 7-15 minutes and look that all normal...

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1 thing that all don't remember - most of people who use aeroglass tool by BM (thanx a lot to him!) uses other themes with help for example UXStyle or etc, All problems and black screens are from this. Sorry for my english.

P.S. All who have black screen - be patient - wait for 7-15 minutes and look that all normal...

Interesting.

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1 thing that all don't remember - most of people who use aeroglass tool by BM (thanx a lot to him!) uses other themes with help for example UXStyle or etc, All problems and black screens are from this. Sorry for my english.

P.S. All who have black screen - be patient - wait for 7-15 minutes and look that all normal...

Interesting.

Just try if you have same problem,,, I have 100% working recept to reboot Windows 8 without black screen (this need after update). It's need to switch to standart rtm theme, uninstall UXStyle or other theme patching software, then reboot, and you don't recieve black screen, with aeroglass utility works... This means that this utility don't a reason for black screen...

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Hi I am having same problem to and I have an internet connection.

been getting the problem since the last windows 8 updates, it worked fine before them so cant be internet or web access or firewall problem.

get this error message and running out of ideas

dwm.png

Regards

abun880007

I had the same problem. Here's how to fix it:

Don't use the AGTweaker to load the DLL. Disable DWMGlass with the tweaker, reboot, go delete C:\Windows\DWMGlass.dll and C:\Windows\DWMGlass.png and use the "LoadGlass__AppInit_DLLs.reg" file from the 0.94RC3 archive (edit and fix the path, mine's ""AppInit_DLLs"="C:\\AeroGlass\\DWMGlass.dll"") to load it.

Mine:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]"LoadAppInit_DLLs"=dword:00000001"AppInit_DLLs"="C:\\AeroGlass\\DWMGlass.dll""RequireSignedAppInit_DLLs"=dword:00000000[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]CustomThemeResource"="C:\\AeroGlass\\CustomDefault.png" 

After I did that and rebooted, I got the command prompt that downloaded the symbols, and it worked.

On a side note, AGTweaker seems broken for the 0.95RC4 release. It doesn't start the transparency when pressing apply. I guess I'll start using the custom resources with the registry tweak.

Well we are getting into the weeds again, and My AGTweaker that I am using works perfect but if your reg files are not there ,Your colorization is set improperly and or your settings are pointing to a incorrect location of you DWMGlass.dll then you are Going to have problems and errors..

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I wonder what's wrong with my AGTweaker then.. Because the transparency disappears when I apply.

Also, DosProbie, your quoteblock is misformed

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I wonder what's wrong with my AGTweaker then.. Because the transparency disappears when I apply.

Also, DosProbie, your quoteblock is misformed

Well you must have other issues going on or else Everyone would be complaining about AGTweaker.. BTW which tweaker version are you using?

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Sitting here reading the last few entries in this thread on a Windows 8.1 VM... Wow, the bog standard Windows 8 desktop rendition stinks!

Aero Glass for Win8 sure gets under your skin quickly. It's difficult not to seriously crave it when on a system that doesn't have it.

-Noel

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BTW which tweaker version are you using?

1.3.2 (latest)... AGT works fine usually... But the latest doesn't for me

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BTW which tweaker version are you using?

1.3.2 (latest)... AGT works fine usually... But the latest doesn't for me

try 1.3.3

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Could you be kind enough to point me to that 1.3.3 version? I can't find it on the official thread...

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Could you be kind enough to point me to that 1.3.3 version? I can't find it on the official thread...

Then post the question in the AGT's official thread, or just request it from DP via pm instead of discussing here.

Seriously, a whole new 40 posts and all we've heard about the developer was how off-topic this thread has become. I doubt the final version will come out on time at this pace.

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Could you be kind enough to point me to that 1.3.3 version? I can't find it on the official thread...

You can find it on my thread included with my updated cmd installer http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/163503-aeroglass-v03-x64-silent-installer-for-windows-8/

I included a system restore point with my installer but If you have any problems or questions just post them over there..DP :yes:

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I'm not the author of this 1.3.3 version :ph34r:

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Download This Glass AIO : http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/163498-bigmuscles-aero-glass-aio-installer-by-mr-grim/

And for those whose glass effect is broken after new update just unistall older dwm version.

1.download latest version

2.copy files from new to ag tweaker folder

3.enable aero glass

Note:delete swatches.reg of older dwm and swatches_hkcu.reg to swatches.reg

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What is different about the way 8.1 renders the desktop?

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What is different about the way 8.1 renders the desktop?

Uses DX11 instead of DX10.1 to render, as bigmuscle previously stated.

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Win8.1 uses Direct2D for desktop rendering. Win8 uses Direct2D for Start screen and Direct3D 10.1 for desktop.

Btw, I was trying to fix the last WinUpdate issue - to be 100% compatible without the need to download symbols (to work on non-internet systems) but I am currently unsuccessful to ensure backward compatibility too. Now I will be away for a week and then will release the current state of post-RC4 as final. Then I will target on Win8.1.

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I am happy to report that RC4 works perfectly for me (Windows 8.0). Thanks, BigMuscle!

Are you going straight to 1.0 next, or RC5?

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1.0 directly.. there is just a few minor fixes which do not need to be tested globally.

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RC 4 is working like a charm here (up to date Win 8 Pro WMC x64). Chapeaux!!! Installed for testing in fully updated ProWMC beeing in Audit-Mode and syspreped/captured afterwards. When running this install in VM, after installing VMware Tools, Glass starts working fine.

Can´t await the final :D.

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