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Disable compositing DWM and use basic theme windows 8.1)

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    Windows 8.1 64 Bit

    Disable compositing DWM and use basic theme windows 8.1)


    Is there a way? I noticed compositing makes browser scrolling laggy on my netbook (GMA 3150) and takes up memory. So I would want to know before reverting to Windows 7 there.

    If I kill dwm.exe then I can glimpse the basic theme for a second before dwm restarts.
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    I searched and found nothing, so I believe there is no way but asking won't hurt me. Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Deleted DWM.exe on a test virtual machine and its on basic mode with a big bar on the right so I will revert to Windows 7 on the netbook.

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Disable compositing DWM and use basic theme windows 8.1)
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