Disabling Aero in Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with a lot of bells and whistles. Windows Aero is one of those eye candies that make Windows look cooler. But Aero can make Windows slow and sluggish, if you do not have a very fast system. It can also put extra load on your GPU (graphic processing unit) card. If you are done enjoying Aero, you can disable it now for making Windows 7 even faster. Follow these instruction to disable Windows Aero :

  1. Right-click on your Windows’ desktop and select Personalize as shown in this picture.

  2. This would open Personalization window in which you would see a lot of themes. Under the category Basic and High Contrast Themes you would see a theme labeled Windows 7 Basic. Click on this theme. You would soon see that Aero has been turned off.

Disabling Aero will make your computer faster for sure at the cost of using an un-attractive plain interface. Later if you miss the Aero theme, you can follow the same steps only this time click on any theme under the category Aero Themes as shown in the picture below :