Windows 7 taskbar transparency is not working

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I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. My graphics are 256, Processor is 3.06 GHz, RAM is 2 GB, Hard disk is 350 GB. After having all this my Windows 7, transparency is not working. What is the problem and what can I do now?


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Windows 7 taskbar transparency is not working



To enable transparency on your task bar and in the window items, you need to rate your computer.  To rate your computer, right click on My Computer icon on the desktop or go to Control Panel and select "system" ; click on it

From the system section,  click on rate your computer. It will take some time to rate. After rating, you can see a transparent taskbar, if your hardware is good enough to support  Windows Aero theme.

You may need to re run the rate test if you make any changes to the system such as installing new hardware ( such as separate VGA card, RAM, HDD. etc )


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Answered By 10 points N/A #129170

Windows 7 taskbar transparency is not working


Hello Tanvir,

Well, you may be having all that but you still to ensure that your system drivers are up to date, all of them. You will therefore need to do the following to resolve that issue:

  • On your computer click start, and then locate the control panel and right click on it.
  • After that, click on properties and then locate "Device Manager" in the window that will open and then click on it.
  • In the device manager window, you will need to navigate through the drivers and update any that has got a question mark on them.
  • You will need to have internet connection to update the drivers.



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Windows 7 taskbar transparency is not working


If Aero is enabled but transparency is not working, this can happen after playing a game, watching a video, or updating your video card driver. To troubleshoot the problem, right-click on an empty area on your desktop and select “Personalize”. On the next screen below the Aero themes, click “Troubleshoot problems with transparency and other Aero effects”.

On the next screen, click “Advanced” then check “Apply repairs automatically” at the bottom. Click “Next” then follow the instructions. Another way of fixing the problem with transparency is to stop and restart the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service. To try this, press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run dialog then type without quotes “services.msc” then hit Enter.

In the Services window, scroll down and look for the “Desktop Window Manager Session Manager” service. Right-click it then select “Stop”. Next, right-click it again then select “Start”. Once the service restarts, transparency should be back to normal.

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