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Windows 7: Vista Calendar in Win 7 upgrade

07 Jan 2013   #1

Vista 64
Vista Calendar in Win 7 upgrade

I understand that in upgrading from Vista to Win 7, I will lose the Vista calendar but I have read that it is still available and works in Win 7 with some tweaking.

Any experience good or bad with doing this?
Do continuing Windows updates affect the performance?

I will upgrade to Win 7 but not if I lose the Vista calendar. As long as MSFT keeps upgrading Vista, it's worth more to me that the Win 7 OS.

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07 Jan 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

Windows Calendar is not included in Windows 7,but can be reinstated on Windows 7 and Windows 8.If the Windows Calendar program files are copied over from Windows Vista onto Windows 7 and Windows 8.
source: Windows Calendar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

also how to get the calendar in windows 7...
Download Windows Calendar For Windows 7

you will need to copy the contents of the calendar in vista before making the change, im not sure exactly where its located ,probably in appdata ,its a hidden file,
will have a look

edit: this page here
will tell you how to back up the current content ,then you can install it into the calendar when you install it in win7.

edit: it seems the link above no longer has the calendar download link, im sure more googling will find it or a how to extract it from your vista to install it in 7.
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08 Jan 2013   #3

Vista 64

Thanks for the techincal info. I was also hoping for comments on how the calendar functions in Win 7 after the steps are done to reinstate it.

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08 Aug 2016   #4

XP Pro 32bit, Vista Ultimate 64bit, Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
Vista Calendar in Win7 and above

I’ve been trying to hang on to this calendar ever since the release of Windows 7. With the exception of the “Search” feature, following these guides, I’ve been able to keep it going and fully functional for the life span of Windows 7. However, with the release of Windows 8, 8.1 and now 10, I have been unable to keep reminders working. The changes that M$ made to the UAC interface seem to have broken the reminders. What I’ve have discovered in my days of research is that by checking the “Run with highest privileges” option in the task scheduler, the calendar reminders actually work with one “Big” exception, any new task added by the wincal.exe (i.e. Snooze for 5 minutes) does not carry forward the checked option so, new reminders will not run. If you manually change that setting, the task will run with no errors. If we disable the UAC function, the calendar and reminders work perfectly. Unfortunately, there is a horrible side effect. With UAC disabled, you cannot run any of the Metro Apps (i.e. calculator, Edge, etc.) and you can’t make any changes under the Personalize options. There is a setting that can be used to get these apps back but, again disabling the reminders.
P.S. for those who may want to install the calendar in Windows 10, there is an app called Missed Features Installer10 – MFI10 that will do all the necessary installation process for you. You still have to create the reminder task to start the reminders working but the program will do the rest.
SO, all that said, does anyone have a way to beat the UAC in Windows 10 to allow the reminders in the Task Scheduler to properly create task to run in the elevate mode.
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