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Aero glass windows 8.1:DWM is incompatible with aero glass

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Aero glass windows 8.1:DWM is incompatible with aero glass


    So i downloaded Aero Glass for windows 8.1 from this site Aero Glass for Windows 8 But in the middle of the install i got this error Click image for larger version So i pressed retry a couple of times but it didnt work so i pressed cancel. Now it looks like this Click image for larger version, i like it but its not Aero Glass. Is there any way to fix this error? Oh i almost forgot, here is my debug:
    [2014-09-16 20:22:06][0x2634:0x24DC] Installing DWM hook...[2014-09-16 20:22:06][0x2634:0x24DC] User: SYSTEM
    [2014-09-16 20:22:06][0x2634:0x24DC] Module: C:\AeroGlass\dwmglass.dll
    [2014-09-16 20:22:06][0x1CE0:0x1DF4] Donation key not loaded (2 - Det går inte att hitta filen.)
    [2014-09-16 20:22:06][0x1CE0:0x1DF4] Machine ID: 5FCINLLCVMI5OLNXSKZVLCPKUN2L4V5UYSLBM3NABLB5FFNA
    [2014-09-16 20:22:06][0x1CE0:0x1DF4] Loading settings (flags = 0x1) from HKEY 0x0000000000000000 for session #2
    [2014-09-16 20:22:06][0x1CE0:0x1DF4] Aero Glass for Win8.1 v1.2.5 x64 correctly loaded (C:\AeroGlass\dwmglass.dll).
    [2014-09-16 20:22:06][0x1CE0:0x454] dwmcore.dll version 6.3.9600.17200
    [2014-09-16 20:22:06][0x1CE0:0x454] udwm.dll version 6.3.9600.17284
    [2014-09-16 20:22:06][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:53][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:56][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:56][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:57][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:57][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:57][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:57][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:57][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:58][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:58][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:58][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:58][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:58][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:59][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:59][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:59][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:25:59][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:00][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:00][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:00][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:00][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:00][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:01][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:01][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:01][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:02][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:03][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:04][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:05][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-16 20:26:05][0x1CE0:0x454] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-17 18:06:59][0x11E8:0xD40] Installing DWM hook...
    [2014-09-17 18:06:59][0x11E8:0xD40] User: SYSTEM
    [2014-09-17 18:06:59][0x11E8:0xD40] Module: C:\AeroGlass\dwmglass.dll
    [2014-09-17 18:06:59][0x16C0:0x1364] Donation key not loaded (2 - Det går inte att hitta filen.)
    [2014-09-17 18:06:59][0x16C0:0x1364] Machine ID: 5FCINLLCVMI5OLNXSKZVLCPKUN2L4V5UYSLBM3NABLB5FFNA
    [2014-09-17 18:06:59][0x16C0:0x1364] Loading settings (flags = 0x1) from HKEY 0x0000000000000000 for session #2
    [2014-09-17 18:06:59][0x16C0:0x1364] Aero Glass for Win8.1 v1.2.5 x64 correctly loaded (C:\AeroGlass\dwmglass.dll).
    [2014-09-17 18:06:59][0x16C0:0x1904] dwmcore.dll version 6.3.9600.17200
    [2014-09-17 18:06:59][0x16C0:0x1904] udwm.dll version 6.3.9600.17284
    [2014-09-17 18:07:00][0x16C0:0x1904] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-17 18:07:19][0x16C0:0x1904] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-09-21 10:16:43][0x494:0x47C] Installing DWM hook...
    [2014-09-21 10:16:44][0x494:0x47C] User: SYSTEM
    [2014-09-21 10:16:45][0x494:0x47C] Module: C:\AeroGlass\dwmglass.dll
    [2014-09-21 10:16:46][0xBAC:0xB84] Donation key not loaded (2 - Det går inte att hitta filen.)
    [2014-09-21 10:16:46][0xBAC:0xB84] Machine ID: 5FCINLLCVMI5OLNXSKZVLCPKUN2L4V5UYSLBM3NABLB5FFNA
    [2014-09-21 10:16:46][0xBAC:0xB84] Loading settings (flags = 0x1) from HKEY 0x0000000000000000 for session #1
    [2014-09-21 10:16:46][0xBAC:0xB84] Aero Glass for Win8.1 v1.2.5 x64 correctly loaded (C:\AeroGlass\dwmglass.dll).
    [2014-09-21 10:16:46][0xBAC:0x990] dwmcore.dll version 6.3.9600.17200
    [2014-09-21 10:16:46][0xBAC:0x990] udwm.dll version 6.3.9600.17284
    [2014-09-21 10:16:47][0xBAC:0x990] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-10-11 22:09:22][0xD4E8:0xD0F4] Installing DWM hook...
    [2014-10-11 22:09:22][0xD4E8:0xD0F4] User: SYSTEM
    [2014-10-11 22:09:22][0xD4E8:0xD0F4] Module: C:\AeroGlass\dwmglass.dll
    [2014-10-11 22:09:22][0xDAC4:0xDDD4] Donation key not loaded (2 - Det går inte att hitta filen.)
    [2014-10-11 22:09:22][0xDAC4:0xDDD4] Machine ID: 5FCINLLCVMI5OLNXSKZVLCPKUN2L4V5UYSLBM3NABLB5FFNA
    [2014-10-11 22:09:22][0xDAC4:0xDDD4] Loading settings (flags = 0x1) from HKEY 0x0000000000000000 for session #2
    [2014-10-11 22:09:22][0xDAC4:0xDDD4] Aero Glass for Win8.1 v1.2.5 x64 correctly loaded (C:\AeroGlass\dwmglass.dll).
    [2014-10-11 22:09:22][0xDAC4:0xAEC] dwmcore.dll version 6.3.9600.17200
    [2014-10-11 22:09:22][0xDAC4:0xAEC] udwm.dll version 6.3.9600.17284
    [2014-10-11 22:09:23][0xDAC4:0xAEC] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-10-11 22:09:26][0xDAC4:0xAEC] DWM incompatibility error 0x4
    [2014-10-11 22:09:27][0xDAC4:0xAEC] DWM incompatibility error 0x4

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  2. #2


    The glass theme from Aero was removed in Windows 8 to reduce the amount of memory consumption used by the GUI to make Win 8 more suitable to lower end tablets. What you're trying to do is add it back via a series of unofficial and unsupported hacks. Hacks that rely on functions Microsoft doesn't guarantee will remain unchanged like they do the core Windows API. Which means you're completely on your own here. If things don't work properly immediately, odds are they never will and your best bet is to simply remove the hack.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Oh, well it doesent have to be aero glass. All i want is a theme/application that will blur the ui.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Alexenving View Post
    Oh, well it doesent have to be aero glass. All i want is a theme/application that will blur the ui.
    Then, look into using WindowBlinds from Stardock. It's not free, but it allows you to use any of dozens of themes -- most of which ARE free.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 40
    Win 8.1


    Hi,
    1. You will likely get this message if you don't contribute/donate and haven't a donate.key license to put in the install folder.
    2. What does it mean? It means the build of some files in the install folder are misaligned with Windows. This is a normal thing and can happen when Windows is updated.
    3. How do you avoid it?
    a. Donate, so the program updates automatically, as it explains on the web site. That also means you lose the text it otherwise places on your desktop.
    b. Manually update the files pointing the program to where is can find the graphic 'symbols' to replace. (That's relatively hard).
    4. There is a bug which can occur: occasionally dwmglass.dll can be left behind on uninstalling, and you then still get that message. Here you need to manually delete the dll.

    I'm using this on 8.1, and recommend using the smart atlas symbols and the protection (2 options on installing).

    Add y'z shadow (small, older program), and hey, you've got shadows too.

    Click image for larger version

    (Note, the active window border will be coloured, but of course my screenshot program was 'active' so both are transparent. Note too the background is coloured (must make it lighter now) - and I believe I've found a way to fix that being lost on resume from hibernate.. Doesn't fix explorer, of course)
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    You can download the needed files here: [HowTo:] Working AeroGlass for W8-1-1 x64 x32

    I had the same errors and this stopped them.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 40
    Win 8.1


    Hi rabbid, glad that worked for you- for whatever reason it didn't for me.

    Also note that's not a permanent solution.. any Windows update that introduces a new mismatch requires you repeat the process of downloading a file from there and hoping it matches your system's state.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Did you try putting the files in C:\AeroGlass instead of C:\AeroGlass\Symbols ? It wouldn't work for me until they were in the main aeroglass folder instead of the symbols folder.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 40
    Win 8.1


    Thanks. I believe I put them in the right folder, but it was more an experiment than of need as I'd already donated. Having upgraded the HDD I then needed to use another key, so did that. The instructions are vague for manual update, to say the least- I wouldn't know and couldn't be bothered to struggle to find out how to do it other than via that link. Life's too short to be struggling with sthg like that when £5 gets licenses you can cancel and re-download and a program that auto-updates.

    It took me long enough to find a workaround for the annoying loss of coloured backgrounds in Win 8, and the loss of that on resume from hibernate, thanks to MS's removal of Appearance and settings and related code from Win 7 to Win 8. I'd only found others struggling with that and complaining of eyestrain from white backgrounds.
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