How To Solve Windows 7 Taskbar Aero Peek Problem

Windows 7 comes with very unique feature known as Aero Peek. If many windows opened up on your PC and you want to switch to one window to another then first you have to maximize and look the particular window you want. But from Aero peek feature you only need to point your mouse over the program’s icon present on the taskbar (without minimizing the current window). You can preview the contents (thumbnail appear) and also you can switch to the window by just clicking the thumbnail.


Many users face problem while using this feature. While moving pointer over the taskbar icon, a small box appears having program’s name over it. No thumbnail preview at all. To solve this problem you need to open Aero troubleshooter present in your computer.

Click on the “Start” button. Type aero in the search box. Under control panel options, click on “Find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects”.


Now Aero troubleshoot window will appear. Click Next to search for the possible error.


Windows will automatically search for the problem and fix it. If this solution doesn’t and the problem retains then you need to restart your computer. After restart the problem will magically fix. If you found any other solution to this problem you can post it in the comments section.

7 Responses

  1. M using toshiba laptop having windows 7 home premium os
    when i try to solve aero problem
    it display “not fixed — aero effects not supported on this windows edition”
    and before its ask for upgrade
    please can u help me to fix this problem……
    and there is no desktop background option when i press right-click on the desktop screen.

  2. You can fix this problem by taskmanager-killing explorer, and restart it from taskmanager.
    Go to processes tab in task manager, find explorer, then end the process
    then go to the applications tab, then click new app, type in explorer, hit enter, your explorer restarts, and its fixed.

  3. The current video card may support Aero with a driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the manufacturer of your computer or video card for a WDDM-compatible driver.

    this problem is rise

    give me poper solution this problem.

    this problem is rise many days.
    this problem is not solution come.

    please you tell me another solution to solve this problem

  4. My problem is that I can’t change color and transparency on my toolbar, and now I can’t change the same image on the desktop. I tried to chanche the picture of desktop and all I get is to restart the slide show of the current desktop (I did not put that! That is why I am so annoyed to change it). And the windows colors designe is different too.

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