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Windows 7: Window Vista Sidebar on Windows 7

09 Nov 2008   #1
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
Window Vista Sidebar on Windows 7

Anyone who wants to have their old Sidebar back this is how you do it.

First you need to go to your programs folder, not programs (x86), then go to the sidebar folder and take ownership of all the files and give yourself full control.

Once you have done that you can make a copy of the sidebar folder and rename it as sidebar-backup and then delete all your files that you can in the sidebar folder.

Now go to your Vista programs folder and copy the files from that sidebar folder and paste them in your Windows 7 Sidebar folder.

Log off then on again Right click on the screen and select Gadgets and you can put them on again.

Also if you want all your old Gadgets you had installed on Vista, go into the Appdata/Local/Microsoft/Widows Sidebar and copy those files into the same place on Windows 7 and you will then have all your old Gadgets back.

Hope this Helps you all, I know it made me happy to have it.

Full Tutorial Can be found here Vista Windows Sidebar - Reinstate on Windows 7




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09 Nov 2008   #2
z3r010

 

Nope not working for me I may have messed things up with my previous attempts.
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09 Nov 2008   #3
z3r010

 

Ok it was working, it was just under a window on monitor one
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09 Nov 2008   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello all.

Maybe Brink will do one of his excellent tutorials on this subject for those of us that are intellectually challenged....














Later Ted
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09 Nov 2008   #5
z3r010

 

Come on Ted, it isn't that hard.

BTW Shawn's "add take ownership to context menu" reg file works on Win7 so that makes the job easier - Context Menu - Take Ownership - Vista Forums
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09 Nov 2008   #6
linuzo

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Mr Grim,

How are you mounting those images on your desktop? What program are you using in Windows 7 or is that just your hard disks on your desktop?
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09 Nov 2008   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Anyone who wants to have their old Sidebar back this is how you do it.

First you need to go to your programs folder, not programs (x86), then go to the sidebar folder and take ownership of all the files and give yourself full control.

Once you have done that you can make a copy of the sidebar folder and rename it as sidebar-backup and then delete all your files that you can in the sidebar folder.

Now go to your Vista programs folder and copy the files from that sidebar folder and paste them in your Windows 7 Sidebar folder.

Log off then on again Right click on the screen and select Gadgets and you can put them on again.

Also if you want all your old Gadgets you had installed on Vista, go into the Appdata/Local/Microsoft/Widows Sidebar and copy those files into the same place on Windows 7 and you will then have all your old Gadgets back.

Hope this Helps you all, I know it made me happy to have it.
Hello all.

Now how do I copy files from Vista to W7?...


Later Ted
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09 Nov 2008   #8
z3r010

 

Erm go to your vista drive select the files and copy go to w7 and paste
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09 Nov 2008   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK; I know my noob is showing....

How; on a dual boot on a single HDD? D: is just a storage partition.

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Later Ted


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09 Nov 2008   #10
z3r010

 

Are all your vista files on your D?
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