Sunday, 2 October 2011

Run Windows Movie Maker 6 alongside 2.6 on Windows 7.

Windows Movie Maker 6 is bundled with Windows Vista, just like Windows Movie Maker 2.1 is bundled with Windows XP.
But Windows 7 does not come with Windows Movie Maker, but you can install Windows Movie Maker 2.6 for Windows Vista,on Windows 7.

Windows Movie Maker 2.6 is made for Windows Vista computers that do not have the hardware to run Windows Movie Maker 6. But you can run both Windows Movie Maker 6 and 2.6 alongside each other on both Windows 7, and Windows Vista.

Run Windows Vista apps in Windows 7.

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.