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    Aero glass in Parallels
    Hi im using parallels 3.0 latest build and i didnt see aero glass or transparent windows. Anyone how i can get those features?thnx

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    Are you using Vista premium or above?

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    im using ultimate.

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    Does the graphics card support it?

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    oh yeah i forgot to mention i have a black macbook.

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    Aero Glass needs at least DirectX 9 to run, and I believe Parallels only has support for up to DirectX 8, so that could be why it's not working.

    I know it's definitely not a hardware issue because if you install Vista via Boot Camp, Aero works perfectly fine

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    Kash is right, Parallels won't do it.
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    It's Parallels like Kash and knightlie stated. I had Vista on my stock Mac Mini Core Duo. Aero Glass worked like a champ on the Intel GMA950 graphics. I was shocked in fact just how smooth Aero was on that integrated video. So it's not the Mac. I am sure they will upgrade Parallels in the future to support DirectX 9, but for now, use bootcamp.

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