Windows 7 DreamScene Activator

Use videos and animations on the desktop of the PC

6.3

135 Votes

  • Category Wallpapers
  • License Free
  • Version 1.1
  • Size 431.46 kB
  • Works under Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Language English
  • Program by Kishan Bagaria

If you miss the DreamScene feature that came with previous Windows versions, Windows 7 DreamScene Activator is there to bring it back. This simple utility enables DreamScene animated desktop functionality in Windows 7. While this feature was available under Windows Vista Ultimate, Microsoft decided to remove it when Windows 7 shipped. However, the components needed for it to run are still present in system files. They just have to be manually activated through a third-party program, as there's no Windows Control Panel setting in Windows 7 that lets you use videos and animations as a desktop background.

Windows 7 DreamScene Activator is a small utility that takes less than a minute to download and run. You will need to restart your system once for the changes to take effect, after which DreamScene will be fully activated. This program is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7.

You can put optimized animations, videos and animated GIFs on your desktop to give it the personality you want. The operating system is able to use MPEG and WMV videos as your desktop background. The majority of videos in AVI format should work too, but you will have to manually change the file extension to either MPG or WMV beforehand.

Windows DreamScene mainly relies on your system's GPU to display desktop videos, so you shouldn't experience any performance problems while you work in other applications. However, users of systems with older CPUs and graphics cards have reported that DreamScene has trouble displaying high-resolution desktop videos. If you use a laptop, you should disable desktop animations while your computer is running on battery power, as the extra demand on the GPU will drain your battery much faster than usual.

Pros

  • Instantly brings back DreamScene desktop animations and videos to Windows 7.
  • Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows.
  • Very easy to install and configure, doesn't require any technical knowledge.

Cons

  • Using DreamScene on a laptop drains the battery very fast.
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