Bough and Aero

Which one of these specifications does not meet the minimum requirements for Aero on Windows Vista or Windows 7?

A) 1 GHz processor

B) 1 GB of RAM

C) 128 MB graphics card

D) DirectX 8 compatible graphics processor

E) You need one of those cool “Minority Report” gloves

The answer: D) DirectX 8 compatible graphics processor

Windows Aero requires a DirectX 9 compatible graphics process to work. Anything older won’t provide any of the Aero-based effects in Windows Vista or Windows 7.

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