One day I started my Microsoft Vista machine and find out that my Aero effect gone. Then I tried to enable it on my Personalize. What happen is that I can’t open it up. Then I tried to start my Control Panel, and the same problem occur: it won’t open up. After several research on Microsoft Knowledgebase I finally found out that there is a “bug” which not yet been fixed.
- Once you downloaded it, go to Start > Run > type “services.msc”
- When AUC popup, just click Continue
- Find SL UI Notification and stop it.
- Find Software Licensing and stop it (Regardless if there is a message about ReadyBoost)
- Then start back Software Liensing, then SL UI Notification.
- Install the downloaded hotfix (Windows6.0-KB929637-v2-x86)
- Restart your machine
It will resolved the problem. However there is also chances that this won’t fixed the problem, then that case continue reading.
The next method is by resetting Windows Vista Grace Period. Don’t worry, as this is legal process for genuine copy of Vista. Let just skip the type of license in Vista and get straight to the topic. There is a command utility in Vista called slmgr.vbs (Windows Software Licensing Management Tool) To use this tool:
- Start > Search > cmd – and run as elevated credential
- Then on the prompt, type “slmgr.vbs -rearm”
- By doing this you are actually resetting licensing status of the machine
- Restart your machine and it should be working as per normal
So what actually is the problem? Okay, do you installed Vista SP1? Apart from a good darn -must have- updates, it does have side effect. Not all user will have the problem, and it also depending on the type of SP1 you installing. However the real problem is because of conflict with ReadyBoost, after the rebuild.