sidebar on XP pro

By drhemm3 ·
I have downloaded 2 of the Vista sidebar which I would like to install but do not know how can some one please help meI have done this once before but can not seem to complete the task David Hemming China

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I think this is what you want.

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to sidebar on XP pro

Download the Vista Sidebar files
2. Unrar the files
3. Copy the Windows Sidebar folder into your Program Files folder. If C is your default Vista drive, the folder should end up here: C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar
4. Download the hacked patch files from RAFAEL.
5. Uncompress them into the Windows Sidebar folder
6. Click on the patch.exe in the Windows Sidebar folder
7. Click OK to the sidebar.exe - File successfully patched! window
8. You now need to put the xmlrw.dll into the Windows Sidebar folder. If you have IE7 installed, you can get it from there. If not, you can download it from this forum post. Place xmlrw.dll into your sidebar folder.
9. Run \Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
10. When the sidebar opens, click the plus (+) to load the gadgets.

Although it may be easier to use this application to load the Vista Side Bar in XP there is a hack available here

Just click on the word Download on the left side of the screen.

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