My Dell Inspiron 1505 previously ran Vista Ultimate SP1 with all the aero services operating correctly. Following the automatic updates to Vista Ultimate SP 2 and Explorer 8, I can no longer get my aero servcies, no tranparency etc etc. My laptop has a 'rating' of 3.7, a grpahics card with 128 mb and handled aero perfectly well before the updates. I tried unloading the updates, I tried a coplete system restore, but the aero now remains off even on the earlier versions. Can anyone advise please?