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Windows 7: How can I use Windows Photo Gallery now SQL Server 2005 is obsolete?

05 Mar 2017   #1
theMozer

 
How can I use Windows Photo Gallery now SQL Server 2005 is obsolete?

Having finally sourced a brand new laptop with Windows 7 Pro installed, my computing life was back to normal! I found a couple of small differences to my previous Home Premium Edition, but nothing drastic that I could not handle ... with the exception, that is, of Windows Photo Gallery and the ability of it to function! I received an Error message informing me that I needed to download Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Compact Edition. Naturally, anyone reading this will already know that particular programme is long dead! Of course I had no idea of this at the time, and was extremely alarmed to see I had downloaded it for nothing! The question now is, I cannot find an update which appears to be free of charge, and I really would like the Gallery to function as it did with Home Premium. Can anyone advise, please. I would be very grateful.


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05 Mar 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Mozer,
If your a Spurs/Arsenal/West Ham/Crystal palace/Chelsea fan please disregard the following,
as it may (hopefully) severly compromise your system
HeHe UP the Saints

Pro is a superior version of Home, the base programs are identical.
So why your getting this message, download Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Compact Edition
is unusual and as you said is way out of date.

Im wondering if you've been sold a lemon, so please
look at the attached screenshot, WPG is part of the media section, it should be ticked like mine,
a blue box indicates not all options installed
(if not please tick it, a reboot may be required to enable the fuctionality)
and copy/paste the results of this tool,
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

Roy


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05 Mar 2017   #3
theMozer

 

Hi Roy,

My Control Panel page looks exactly the same as your screenshot. The Media box is checked, so I really don't know what's going on here. On browsing this issue, I notice that others have been affected and presented with the same error message. While this glitch may not exactly be life and death, I'd still need to use WPG if I want to create a certain screensaver. It's always been rather convenient, if nothing else. Btw, I'm not a football fan so I won't take offence to your remarks about Pro and Home!!!
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05 Mar 2017   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

There are loads of screensavers available
Go via personalization, (right click anywhere on the desktop)
then click on the Get more themes on line

i've got the scifi ones on mine

Roy
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06 Mar 2017   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You might try repair function in uninstall a program and windows essentials 2012
Here are the listing I show although I do not use pg and haven't used movie maker in a very long time but get no error opening mm.
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