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Windows 7: Vista Windows Sidebar - Reinstate on Windows 7

18 Nov 2008   #29
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
Sidebar - Vista Sidebar on Windows 7

How to Reinstate the Vista Sidebar on Windows 7

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28 May 2009   #30
Decieved

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
There is an extra step in the tutorial on how to add new gadgets, thanks for bringing it up.

Nice one Mr.Grim good workaround ! Why didnt I think of that! LOL

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28 May 2009   #31
Decieved

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
There is an extra step in the tutorial on how to add new gadgets, thanks for bringing it up.
As 7-zip names the folder to the gadget name it does nopt put it as *.gadget eg

mediaplayer gadget folder name by extracting by 7-zip would become folder mediaplayer it needs to be renamed mediaplayer.gadget otherwise windows will not see the gadget, hope this helps
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28 May 2009   #32
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Decieved View Post
As 7-zip names the folder to the gadget name it does nopt put it as *.gadget eg

mediaplayer gadget folder name by extracting by 7-zip would become folder mediaplayer it needs to be renamed mediaplayer.gadget otherwise windows will not see the gadget, hope this helps
Thank you, added.
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01 Jun 2009   #33
DowDigital

Windows 7
 
 

Hi - Hope you can help - I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and sidebar/gadgets worked fine for 2 days then now it's white down the right side even when I reboot during the bootup and logon screens and I can't access the gadgets as they are hidden under the white sidebar.
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01 Jun 2009   #34
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

So you installed the Vista sidebar and now it's turned white, did you follow the tutorial and rename the original sidebar folder, if so then go into task manager and kill the sidebar.exe and remove the Vista Sidebar folder and rename the Windows 7 one and check to see it is working again.
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01 Jun 2009   #35
DowDigital

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Thanks for the help - however I have Windows 7 Ultimate clean installed on an old Laptop and so have no Vista files.

I've tried downloading the Windows Sidebar (X86).zip
from your tutorial - however it will not allow me to download it.
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01 Jun 2009   #36
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry I though you meant that you had installed the Vista Sidebar and that it was causing the problem, if that's not the case try opening an elevated command prompt and type sfc /scannow and see if it finds any integrity errors and then restart Windows.

If you are still having the problem after that then you can try a system restore or a Repair Install, if all else fails then you will need to reinstall windows.
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04 Jun 2009   #37
bum

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Mr GRiM,

To get Vista sidebar on Windows 7, all I ever had to do was:

1) Rename Vista's sidebar folder and copy to Windows 7 Program Files
2) Close all running gadgets
3) Reboot and rename each quickly before Action Center does it's thing
4)

Works every time for me!
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10 Jun 2009   #38
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Mr GRiM, what HTML codes do you use to put up these banners?
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15 Jul 2009   #39
caid602

Server 2008
 
 
In 7600 still not working correctly

I have just installed the first leaked 7600 build. The problem with the non-working flyouts is still there after reinstating the Vista Sidebar. Did anybody find a solution for this problem in the meantime?
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