Window Vista Sidebar on Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #1

    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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    Last edited by Mark; 19 Nov 2008 at 16:43.
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  2. Posts : 48,274
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #2

    Nope not working for me I may have messed things up with my previous attempts.
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  3. Posts : 48,274
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #3

    Ok it was working, it was just under a window on monitor one
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  4. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #4

    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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  5. Posts : 48,274
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 154
    Windows 7 Build 7100
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #7

    Mr GRiM said:
    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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  8. Posts : 48,274
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #8

    Erm go to your vista drive select the files and copy go to w7 and paste
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  9. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #9

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

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

    Window Vista Sidebar on Windows 7-drives.jpg







    Later Ted
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  10. Posts : 48,274
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #10

    Are all your vista files on your D?
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