Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

desktop window managerFormerly known as Desktop Compositing Engine or DCE, Desktop Window Manager or DWM is used to enable Windows Aero and visual themes. It was first introduced with Windows Vista and can be found on all of the subsequent versions of Microsoft Windows.

DWM requirements

  1. A video card GPU that supports WDDM
  2. DirectX 9 support
  3. Pixel Shader 2.0 support
  4. 32-bit per pixel support

Operating system terms, Video card, Windows Vista