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Windows 7: Animated Desktops?

03 Nov 2009   #1
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Animated Desktops?

I'd like to know how to set up an animated desktop. I tried DeskScapes but when I pressed the apply button on the wallpaper nothing happened. I also turned on transparency because I read somewhere that it helped.


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03 Nov 2009   #2
MallRat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poketama View Post
I'd like to know how to set up an animated desktop. I tried DeskScapes but when I pressed the apply button on the wallpaper nothing happened. I also turned on transparency because I read somewhere that it helped.
I know of a way to get Dreamscene working on win7, but it implies downgrading to vista first, and then upgrading back to win7. A rather plump methode, but it's the only way to get it working :

How to Run .Dreams in Windows 7 Ultimate (final) - My Digital Life Forums
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03 Nov 2009   #3
MallRat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit RTM
 
 

Ah hell, i found a better way. No need to reinstall win :

How to Install and Enable DreamScene in Windows 7 My Digital Life

Use this methode, it'll work.


Cheers
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04 Nov 2009   #4
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When I use that it gives me the error that I have to run it as Administrator, I've used the Take Ownership and Run as Administrator and it brings up the same thing.
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04 Nov 2009   #5
MallRat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit RTM
 
 

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When I use that it gives me the error that I have to run it as Administrator, I've used the Take Ownership and Run as Administrator and it brings up the same thing.

Dunno bro. It should work. Confirmed working on MDL...

Are you logged in as administrator ?
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04 Nov 2009   #6
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I am, though Windows 7 is retarded so it doesn't let me edit certain files because I'm not some inaccesible user.

Also, all of the files you linked to are down now.
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04 Nov 2009   #7
MallRat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poketama View Post
Yes I am, though Windows 7 is retarded so it doesn't let me edit certain files because I'm not some inaccesible user.

Also, all of the files you linked to are down now.

Try disabling UAC. It probably stopping you from editing those files.
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04 Nov 2009   #8
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It is set to Never notify, this means disabled right?
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04 Nov 2009   #9
MallRat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poketama View Post
It is set to Never notify, this means disabled right?
If you mean the slider is all the way down, then yes, it's disabled.

Well, i've heard before of this issue with some ppl. They end up using UxTheme for customizing themes. That always works, but means patching certain files.

The guide for UxTheme can be found in the Tutorial section.

Hope that will work for you
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04 Nov 2009   #10
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Link please? I can't find it.
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