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Windows 7: Vista Windows Sidebar - Reinstate on Windows 7

18 Nov 2008   #39
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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23 Jul 2009   #40
spankky

windows 7
 
 
It would work IF

If i hade the ultimate sidebar for vista i then might could make it work But what if i dont have the vista folder to put in my windows seven?Any help would be apprechated

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07 Aug 2009   #41
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I'm doing this in my new RTM Win 7 x64 and can activate the sidebar from a shortcut but right-clicking the desktop and selecting Gadgets merely starts the gadgets and not the sidebar. I seem to have missed something here.

Addendum: I later realised that I had to do the procedure on the Program Files folder item, NOT the Program Files (x86) one...DOH!
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09 Aug 2009   #42
spankky

windows 7
 
 
no help

i stiil never had the sidebar to begin with just doing onership on the sidebar gadget folder doent help what so ever. my thoughts are if you never had a sidebar you wont get one unless the xp hack will work on 7?

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10 Aug 2009   #43
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

It has absolutely nothing to do with XP. Read the tutorial again.
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20 Aug 2009   #44
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Another awesome tutorial that made me do my happy dance. Thanks.
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20 Aug 2009   #45
Spiffy

Windows 7
 
 

Brilliant Grim, great tutorial.
I've been having the same problem as ciad602. Fly-out menus don't work at all. Everything else works perfectly fine. If anyone finds a solution to the problem please leave a reply.
Thanks again Grim!
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08 Nov 2009   #46
duckson

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry for sounding thick but how do you copy your side bar folder from Vista when you dont have Vista installed?!

Do you have to d/l Vista sidebar (if you can d/l it...) and install it and then copy the files?
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09 Nov 2009   #47
duckson

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Well someone very kindly sent me the relevant files and i now have the Vista sidebar in Windows 7...thanks, great tutorial.
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26 Nov 2009   #48
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Works like a charm. In addition I suggest to put the newly aquired sidebar .exe into the startup folder. Else you have to start the sidebar gadgets manually each time.
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27 Nov 2009   #49
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Works like a charm. In addition I suggest to put the newly aquired sidebar .exe into the startup folder. Else you have to start the sidebar gadgets manually each time.

If you've set it up correctly it should be an option just like in Vista where you can tell it to start with Windows or not, whatever you want.

With Sidebar open right click the taskbar icon and select Properties.


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