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Aero Performance - video card insufficient under the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report - BUT IS IT?

Question:
Any idea why the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report reports -
Your current graphics adapter won't support the Windows Aero user interface.
If you want to experience the benefits of Windows Aero, contact your PC manufacturer or retailer to see if an upgrade is available.

This from the MS Win 7 web site

Aero hardware requirements


Your computer's hardware and video card must meet hardware requirements to able to display Aero graphics.
Check that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for running Aero:

1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) of random access memory (RAM)
128-megabyte (MB) graphics card
Aero also requires a DirectX 9 class graphics processor that supports a
Windows Display Driver Model Driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, and 32 bits per pixel.
For best results, you might also want to follow these graphics processor recommendations:

64 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution that is less than 1,310,720 pixels (for example, a 17–inch flat panel LCD monitor that has a 1280 × 1024 resolution)
128 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution from 1,310,720 to 2,304,000 pixels (for example, a 21.1–inch flat panel LCD monitor that has up to a 1600 × 1200 resolution)
256 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution greater than 2,304,000 pixels (for example, a 30–inch wide-screen flat panel LCD monitor that has up to a 2560 × 1600 resolution)

But yet when I go to EVGA site and run their scan it reports the following for my NVIDIA 8800 GT -




Video Card

Optimal: 256 MB 100% DirectX 9 graphic card with Pixel Shader 3.0 hardware support (NVIDIA GeForce 7800 or better)

You Have: GeForce 8800 GT


PASS



Features: Optimal attributes of your Video Card



Video RAM
256 MB
512.0 MB

3D
true
Yes

Hardware T&L
true
Yes

Pixel Shader version
3.0
3.0

Vertex Shader version
3.0
3.0






Is the Win 7 advisor just sloppy, or is there something I need to do?  EVGA does not have an update since they say all is fine.
Anwser to Aero Performance - video card insufficient under the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report - BUT IS IT?:
Hello p23185,
Thank you for posting on Microsoft Answers Forums.
As far as is the 8800GT capable of running Aero?  I have the exact same card on my rig at home and it works beautifully. 
Make sure you use the EVGA drivers when you do your upgrade. 
Windows 7 EVGA driver.
 
I hope this answers your questions, if you require further assistance please come back and post, we are more than happy to help you out.
 
 
Regards,

Edgar
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. This article describes how to run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to scan your system files and to repair missing or corrupted system files. If a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may not behave as expected. For instance, some Windows functions may not work, or Windows may crash.

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  • Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, follow these steps:
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  • At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
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  • The %WinDir% placeholder represents the Windows operating system folder. For example, C:\Windows.
  • Note: Do not close this Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. The scan results will be shown when the scan is finished.
After the process is finished, you may receive one of the following messages:
  • Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.

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