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Monday, July 11, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Add the Vista Style Sidebar Back to Windows 7


Copy Files from Vista

Note: In this example we are using 32-bit versions of Vista and Windows 7. Make sure you are logged in with Administrator credentials.


If you have a Vista machine running, we can copy the Windows Sidebar files over to the Windows 7 machine. On the Vista machine navigate to C:\Program Files and copy the Windows Sidebar folder and all of its contents over to a flash drive or network location.


On the Windows 7 machine go to C:\Program Files and rename the Windows Sidebar folder to something like Windows Sidebar_old.


Now copy the Vista Windows Sidebar folder into C:\Program Files.


Now you will have both folders…Windows Sidebar and Windows Sidebar_old in your C:\Program Files folder.


Right-click on the desktop and select Gadgets.


The Original Vista Sidebar is back and will act as it did in Vista.


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