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FastAero gives Windows XP Aero Effects

FastAero is a freeware program, which you can download and run to enable Aero-like effects in Windows XP. Download the 7z file, extract it (you can use 7zip), and run the exe. FastAero does not need to be installed; the program sits in your system tray.

Note: I didn’t think it was working at first, but all currently open windows should be closed and opened again to enable the Aero effect.

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FastAero gives Windows XP Aero Effects



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16 thoughts on “FastAero Gives Aero Effects in Windows XP”

  1. GoodBytes says:

    When people will understand…
    CPU is not designed to draw. I trued your tool just to confirm and the CPU spikes at very high levels.

    To top things over, you can’t maximize a window when double clicking on the taskbar, the redraw is slow when you move a window and when you maximize a window it’s so very slow.

  2. GoodBytes says:

    When people will understand…
    CPU is not designed to draw. I trued your tool just to confirm and the CPU spikes at very high levels.

    To top things over, you can’t maximize a window when double clicking on the taskbar, the redraw is slow when you move a window and when you maximize a window it’s so very slow.

    1. Rich says:

      GoodBytes — This works fine on my PC, which is 3 years old.

  3. Rich says:

    GoodBytes — This works fine on my PC, which is 3 years old.

  4. deathb4vista says:

    I’m with goodbytes; didn’t really seem to push cpu, but it [the app] sure freezes up (not responding) and leaves ghosts on the screen for several seconds after closing a window.
    Pretty, but not worth the side-effects, imho.

  5. deathb4vista says:

    I’m with goodbytes; didn’t really seem to push cpu, but it [the app] sure freezes up (not responding) and leaves ghosts on the screen for several seconds after closing a window.
    Pretty, but not worth the side-effects, imho.

  6. Aryan says:

    Thanks Buddy

  7. Aryan says:

    Thanks Buddy

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  10. Mel says:

    Fun, but truly not necessary and with limited memory I’ll have to pass..

  11. Mel says:

    Fun, but truly not necessary and with limited memory I’ll have to pass..

  12. Joshua Johnson says:

    Cool. But It uses up alot of CPU and my computer lags. ALOT.

  13. Joshua Johnson says:

    Cool. But It uses up alot of CPU and my computer lags. ALOT.

  14. Megasonicx22 says:

    I love it. And it only makes your computer lag if you have a smaller amount of RAM or a bad Processor. My computer is 4 years old, running Windows XP Pro, with a little lass than 1GB of RAM and a 1.81 GHz processor. Those “stats” aren’t that good. So if you have better ones than you should be fine. But keep in mind that having programs that consume a lot of RAM might make it lag.

  15. Jn00b says:

    I use google chrome as a web browser, and this covers up major functions (google chrome doesn’t use the normal XP title bar, so this covers up half of its buttons) how do I create exceptions and such?

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