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W00t! I have Aero Glass with the Toshiba M200 and the February CTP 5308 build of Vista. I downloaded the nVida driver found here. I have a nVidia GForce Go 5200. Installing the driver in the “INF – Right Click” install method they outline did not work, nor did doing an Upgrade Driver on my video card in Device Manager. I had to select the video card, tell it to let me manually choose a driver and then tell it I had a disk and I would select the driver from it. I then browsed to the file I downloaded from nVidia and selected it. It then listed all of the drivers available in the download. Even though the website says my card is supported for Aero Glass, it is not listed in the resulting choices. I chose the GForce 5500 driver and crossed my fingers. Once I rebooted, viola! Aero Glass. I had one panicky moment as I launched Outlook, the screen went black and my cursor staid as an hourglass for at least 10 minutes. Finally I hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and my screen popped back! Phew . . . Surely not the recommended method for getting Aero Glass, but if you are not of the faint of heart, give it a try! Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 9:14 AM | Back to top


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# re: Aero Glass With the Toshiba M200
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How is working on the M200 w/ glass enabled, is it as functional as working in XP, in terms of stability running glass, is it slow & laggy?
and what are the specs of your m200?
Left by drtigerlilly on Mar 25, 2006 3:23 PM

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It does not slow it down all that much. The biggest drawback is occasionally (mostly when opening Outlook for some reason) the screen goes black. If I hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and then hit cancel on the resulting screen I back to normal.
Left by Chris Haaker on Mar 27, 2006 6:48 AM

# Videos not playing and Visual Studio 2005 not installing on Vista build 5308 (Fixes)
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Getting Ready for Code Camp i decided to put on the Febuary Build 5308 of Windows Vista.  After...
Left by Ozzie Rules Blogging on Apr 10, 2006 4:26 AM

# re: Aero Glass With the Toshiba M200
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THanks for the tip.
Left by Rudolph on Jun 01, 2006 12:49 AM

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I downloaded the drivers from the Toshiba site.It's a bit slow (8K/sec)
I uploaded them here:
http://rapidshare.com/files/85989014/Toshiba_M200_Portege_Vista_Drivers.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/86259453/Toshiba_M200_Portege_Vista_Drivers.part2.rar

(on the rapidshare site press free, wait for 2 minutes, enter the 4 letters. Repeat after an hour for the other file. I download with 1.2MB/sec from theri servers)
Left by Stavros D on Jan 24, 2008 1:16 PM

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Very useful files search engine. http://Indexoffiles.com is a search engine designed to search files in various file sharing and uploading sites.
Left by Fleur on Feb 12, 2009 1:43 PM

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