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bthompson1234

Aeroglass stopped working for me

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Everyone,

I'm at a complete loss.  I've been using BigMuscle's Aero Glass plugin for Windows since Microsoft stopped supporting that interface in Win 8.  It has worked like a charm most of the time.  However, with recent updates that plugin completely breaks.  I get the error message below, and no transparency.

Aero Glass for Win8.1+ Incompatibility issue

Aero Glass does not know how to hook your version of DWM (0x81).

You should download appropriate symbols package for your operating system from Microsoft website and press Retry button.

I installed the latest version (v1.5.9) to no avail.  The same thing happens.

I have been round and round looking for answers on forums, but all I find is mumbo jumbo about downloading symbols packages, with complicated, hard-to-follow instructions for installing the Microsoft SDK and Windows debugger.  Is there a simple way to overcome this error and get back my semi-transparent, blurred window captions?  Why did Microsoft take that away anyway?!!

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Edited by bthompson1234
Remove all-caps word to comply with rule 11.

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first thing we need is your windows build.  Right-click the start button, click on Run, type in winver and press OK.  Let us know which version you are using.  You can post a screen shot.  It should say OS Build, then we need THAT number.

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Thanks for the quick response!

It's Windows 10, Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.285).

I read in the comments that v1.5.9 is supposed to work for that version.

I got this PC in early July and Aero worked for me until it updated just this past weekend.  I turned the computer on and got a "Hi" message, followed by a login screen with all my settings wiped out, including Aero Glass.

 

WindowBuild.jpg

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On 9/18/2018 at 6:25 AM, bthompson1234 said:

Thanks for the quick response!

It's Windows 10, Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.285).

I read in the comments that v1.5.9 is supposed to work for that version.

I got this PC in early July and Aero worked for me until it updated just this past weekend.  I turned the computer on and got a "Hi" message, followed by a login screen with all my settings wiped out, including Aero Glass.

 

WindowBuild.jpg

Try this:

1) Go to your AeroGlass install folder, and then open the 'symbols' followed by the 'dwmcore.pdb' folders.

2) Create a new folder and label it exactly as follows: 7E2FFBA889DA4A0EEEC178DF672CE1B81

3) Click on the following link to download a .BLOB file with a long name: http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols/dwmcore.pdb/7E2FFBA889DA4A0EEEC178DF672CE1B81/dwmcore.pdb

4) Open the newly downloaded file's properties and make sure the file isn't blocked.

5) Rename the file you just downloaded to 'dwmcore.pdb' (without the quotes).

6) Cut and paste the renamed file to the folder created in step 2.

7) Click on the 'Retry' button in the 'Incompatibility Issue' window.  Hopefully it'll work.  If it doesn't, sorry, I tried, good day.

Edited by sbkw1983

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Glad it worked - not sure about being awesome, but I try, have a pleasant day :-)

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