How to Setup Aero in Windows 7 to Use Streamlabs OBS

Windows Aero is a graphical user interface (GUI) first introduced in Windows Vista. To use Streamlabs OBS on Windows 7, Aero needs to be enabled.

How to enable Aero on Windows 7:

  1. Close Streamlabs OBS and then select any Aero Theme from Control Panel.
  2. Open the applications Command Prompt from your windows search bar & run it as admin.
  3. Type net stop uxsms
  4. Hit enter and let it process (few secs)
  5. Type net start uxsms
  6. Hit enter again.

Aero should now be on and you can open Streamlabs OBS again. You'll know it's on if the application window header bar is translucent. (see screenshot below)

 

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