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Windows 7: Install Vista "Windows Photo Gallery" ?


03 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 
Install Vista "Windows Photo Gallery" ?

Hi, is there an existing technique that can make me install Windows Photo Gallery, not the one with the Windows Live Essentials thing???? I am using Windows 7.

I installed Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker many months ago but I am more satisfied with Windows Movie Maker 2.6 and the Windows Photo Gallery that came with Vista. I hate the Windows Live thing cause it also comes with stuff like Windows Skydrive Upload Tool and Windows Sign in Assistant.


Windows Live Photo Gallery is more laggish than Vista's Windows Photo Gallery. And I don't even like how Windows Live Movie Maker works and looks.

So please, is there some way I can install Windows Photo Gallery on Windows 7 without Windows Live Essentials??? Thanks...


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03 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Vertex,

As you've stated, Windows Photo Gallery came bundled with Windows Vista. There's no place to download it as a standalone program. You might be able to copy the .exe and appropriate files from a Windows Vista computer, but there's no guarantee it'll work in Windows 7.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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03 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Thanks.
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04 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Yep, let us know if the method I mentioned works for you. Good luck!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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04 May 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is the tut on how to install the Vista WMM - maybe you can do it in a similar way for the photo gallery.
Windows Movie Maker 6.0 - Install on Windows 7
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04 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Good idea, whs! Thanks for that link... Vertex, please let us know if it helps at all. Thanks!

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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05 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Good idea, whs! Thanks for that link... Vertex, please let us know if it helps at all. Thanks!

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Yes, I have seen that link before and installing the Vista's Movie Maker on Windows 7 still require that moviemk_dll_registrar.zip. but I don't know if a Vista Photo Gallery counterpart for that file exists for downloading, otherwise you may need to manually locate files like that for Vista's Photo Gallery in a Vista computer which is hard, not knowing which, so the technique may fail anyway.
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31 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

anybody here have windows photo gallery (vista) folder packed? can you upload it somewhere? :P
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02 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

I would really like to do this also. The Vista photos screen saver will play full length videos. Windows Live will only play the first 10 seconds. I use the Vista saver all the time on my family room HTPC. The kids love seeing the pictures and videos of themselves. I would like to upgrade that PC to Windows 7, but I can't because I will loose the good screen saver.

I have tried copying over all the files from "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery" and the "PhotoScreensaver.scr", and the registry settings, but it does not work. I just get a black screen.

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03 Sep 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boiler11 View Post
I would really like to do this also. The Vista photos screen saver will play full length videos. Windows Live will only play the first 10 seconds. I use the Vista saver all the time on my family room HTPC. The kids love seeing the pictures and videos of themselves. I would like to upgrade that PC to Windows 7, but I can't because I will loose the good screen saver.

I have tried copying over all the files from "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery" and the "PhotoScreensaver.scr", and the registry settings, but it does not work. I just get a black screen.

In windows7, the screensaver setup for videos works a little differently than in Vista. Here is the procedure from my own webpage:

In Windows 7 you have to go via Windows Live Photo Gallery. If you do not have it yet on your system, download it from Windows Live Essentials http://download.live.com/?wa=wsignin1.0

Then do the following steps:

Open Live Essentials Photo Gallery
Click on File
Click on > Screen Saver Settings (This will open the Screen Saver Settings)
Browse to your folder with the video and open it (OK)
In the Use this theme list box, select Album
Then do Save
Now run Preview and see whether it works

Remind you that the video format must be .wmv. If you have another format, convert it with Format factory http://www.formatoz.com/
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