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Windows 7: animated gifs and windows photo viewer

01 Mar 2013   #91
paulscarbs

Vista
 
 

Is there a chance this small file could be made to work in Vista? There's no animated gif support there either!


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02 Mar 2013   #92
corgano

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

It should work in windows vista as well as 8. It hasn't been tested, but give it a try and let me know :P
If it doesn't work for any reason, run the installer again and it'll ask you to uninstall.
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03 Mar 2013   #93
paulscarbs

Vista
 
 

Yes, I did this before posting. It does not work.
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06 Mar 2013   #94
diddad

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

corgano,

You're a splendid fellow but your re-working won't work on my Windows 7 pro, 64bit machine!

When trying to load a .gif or .jpg (after changing the associations) I just get:
"Error loading C:\Windows\gif\shimgvw.dll
A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed."

I have got the original gifviewer which does work on gifs. I have tried uninstalling the new (xp) program and reinstalling but to no avail - any suggestions?

Incidentally, in "set associations", .gif is revealed as a TIF Image in the description?
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06 Mar 2013   #95
diddad

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hmmmm,

Set the .dll in compatibility mode to "Vista" and all works beautifully!
Thanks to goofwear (to give him his correct, non-shortened title; although if it were me I wouldn't object to the shortening! Thanks anyway to the future thought-police!)
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24 Mar 2013   #96
XavierDery

Windows 7 X64 version 6.1.7601
 
 
I've got the same problem diddad has...

Hello corgano !

I was really happy to find out about your nice work, and did as instructed for the file association, however just as diddad has reported it doesn't work for me, I get the same error message. Now:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diddad View Post
Set the .dll in compatibility mode to "Vista" and all works beautifully!
I'm afraid I dunno how to do that, and I got a little confused when I googled it. I figured it'd be simple to simply ask you in this post ^_^

How does one set the .dll in compatibility mode to "Vista" as to see all gifs beautifully?

Thanks

P.S. how I feel right now:
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27 Mar 2013   #97
YattaRX8

Windows7 64bit
 
 

Xavier, setting the compatibility mode is pretty simple. The "tl;dr" at the bottom is probably enough if you want to skip the paragraph.

After you've installed the program, go to the drive windows is installed on your computer (usually C:\). After that, open the "Windows" folder and then the "gif" folder. Inside the "gif" folder you should see rundll32.exe (or rundll32 if you don't have file extensions shown) and shimgvw.dll (or shimgvw). Right click on rundll32 and go to properties. The second tab on the top should be "compatibility". At the top there should be a check box that says "Run this program in compatibility mode for:". Check the box, and in the drop down box directly below it, select "Windows Vista" (doesn't matter which Windows Vista, they all work). And you're done!

Compatibility Mode

tl;dr: C:\Windows\gif > right click on rundll32 > compatibility tab > set compatibility mode to Windows Vista
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27 Mar 2013   #98
XavierDery

Windows 7 X64 version 6.1.7601
 
 
Thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YattaRX8 View Post
The "tl;dr" at the bottom is probably enough if you want to skip the paragraph.
Hihihihi very funny !

WELL WELL WELL it works marvelously ! Thanks to all who have contributed to this ! I love seeing Sevenforum's dedicated community at work =)

This thread has now returned to a 100% solved status !
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12 May 2013   #99
BoureyS85

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Works with Windows8

I was searching for something to make GIFs work in windows 8 without additional software. And I can confirm that this works for windows 8 Pro x64, just had to run the file in "c:/windows/gif" in vista compatibility mode. Thank you much.
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13 May 2013   #100
kamoosekazi

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

it installs, but the program isn't showing up for my .gifs on w7... any ideas/suggestions?
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