Saturday, 1 October 2011
Windows 7 and Windows Vista are alike. In fact both operating systems look identical in appearance. But while Windows 7 is fast,Windows Vista is slower and takes up more ram than Windows 7 and Windows XP does. Also Windows Vista does not run well on a Netbook,although there are Netbooks with Windows Vista.
But because Windows 7 and Windows Vista are so similar to one another,you can run all of that great software,such as Windows Mail and Windows Calendar and more on Windows 7.
In this post I am going to show you the easy way to install Windows Mail and Windows Calendar on Windows 7.
The Windows Mail program file in Windows 7 is inactive and will not run the email program. So to reinstate Windows Mail, we need to delete the WINDOWS 7 Windows Mail program file. And then replace this file with the WINDOWS VISTA program file of Windows Mail. But as the Windows Mail program file is owned by Trusted Installer,you cannot just delete it.
So first you have to download a tool called Unlocker,which deletes any file. This will unlock the file and delete it. Delete the Windows Mail file found in programs on C drive. Then download Windows Mail for Windows Vista.The download link is at the bottom of this page.And unzip and extract the file to programs on C drive. Then open the file and click on the Win Mail icon and click,"send to desktop," to create a shortcut from your desktop. You can rename the shortcut Windows Mail. And you can now run Windows Mail on Windows 7 and it works the same way as it does in Windows Vista.
To run Windows Calendar in Windows 7, just download the program from the link at the bottom of the page. Unzip the file and extract to programs on C drive. Then go to the file and open it and look for the icon Win Cal. And right click send to desktop to create a shortcut like you did with Windows Mail. Rename the desktop shortcut, Windows Calendar. And you can now run both Windows Calendar and Windows Mail directly from your desktop in Windows 7. And you can also set Windows Mail as your default email program.
I now have Windows Mail,Windows Calendar,the Windows Vista Sidebar and also Windows Movie Maker 2.6 and Windows Movie Maker 6 running on all of my Windows 7 computers without any problems. All of these programs are for Windows Vista but they run on Windows 7. So now you can have all of that great Windows Vista software running on Windows 7,without the slowness of Windows Vista. It can be done.
Also many software for Windows XP such as Windows Live Messenger for Windows XP works on both Windows 7 and Windows Vista. As well as many web browsers,such a Pink browser and Advanced browser,that were made for Windows XP. But they work on Windows 7.
Links-Unlocker-download link-click here.
Images-top left-Windows Mail on Windows 7.
Top right-Windows Calendar on Windows 7.
The Windows Sidebar that is in Windows Vista is not included in Windows 7. But you get back the Vista sidebar in Windows 7. Here is how.
There are many tutorials on the web that tell you to first take ownership of the Windows Sidebar program file in Windows 7. And then delete or rename the file,before installing Windows Sidebar for Windows Vista. But you DO NOT need to do this. As I have found that when I had deleted the Windows 7 sidebar program file,that I could not add gadgets to my sidebar.
You have just bought a Windows 7 computer or have just installed Windows 7. But you miss the old theme and look of Windows XP. Well,as you know Windows Vista and Windows 7 are similar to Windows XP in a lot of ways,except that they both have the Aero transparent theme. Although you can switch from Aero theme to Windows Classic(Windows 98 look,)which is not transparent.