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    I have an eMachines running Vista Home Premium. The Pictures Screensaver is unique to eMachines. It has many special effects and is much better than the standard Windows Pictures Screensaver.

    I am considering installing Windows 7 and realize this screensaver will be lost.

    I spent most of a day e-mailing eMachines Support to see if the screensaver could be transferred to the 7 install. Never could get them to understand what I am trying to do. Even offered to purchase the software for the screensaver, but still no go.

    Is there a way, and if so how, to copy the screensaver file to CD or thumb drive so it could be installed on the 7 machine?

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    Problem Solved.

    Turns out the screensaver is not unique to eMachines. Evidently it is on Vista machines by default. Didn't realize this, because my Vista machine is the only one I had access to. Anyway, to get it on Windows 7, Windows Live Photo Gallery must be installed. Once installed go to File > Screen Saver Settings > Settings, and choose Themes. Choose the themes you like.

    Hope this helps if you lost the screensaver during an upgrade.

    JB

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    You might also want to check out the Cozi collage screensaver, the more screen real estate you have, the better it looks... http://www.cozi.com/Photo-Screensaver.htm

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    Assuming you clean install win7 and install it directly over your Vista, it will create a folder called windows.old. You can open this folder and drag much of your old OS (Favotites, pictures, data music, and much more) directly into your new oS. Once you grab everything you want, delete the windows.old folder as it consumes a large amount of disk space.
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    Assuming you clean install win7 and install it directly over your Vista, it will create a folder called windows.old. You can open this folder and drag much of your old OS (Favotites, pictures, data music, and much more) directly into your new oS. Once you grab everything you want, delete the windows.old folder as it consumes a large amount of disk space.
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    Assuming you clean install win7 and install it directly over your Vista, it will create a folder called windows.old. You can open this folder and drag much of your old OS (Favotites, pictures, data music, and much more) directly into your new oS. Once you grab everything you want, delete the windows.old folder as it consumes a large amount of disk space.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Assuming you clean install win7 and install it directly over your Vista, it will create a folder called windows.old. You can open this folder and drag much of your old OS (Favotites, pictures, data music, and much more) directly into your new oS. Once you grab everything you want, delete the windows.old folder as it consumes a large amount of disk space.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Assuming you clean install win7 and install it directly over your Vista, it will create a folder called windows.old. You can open this folder and drag much of your old OS (Favotites, pictures, data music, and much more) directly into your new oS. Once you grab everything you want, delete the windows.old folder as it consumes a large amount of disk space.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Assuming you clean install win7 and install it directly over your Vista, it will create a folder called windows.old. You can open this folder and drag much of your old OS (Favotites, pictures, data music, and much more) directly into your new oS. Once you grab everything you want, delete the windows.old folder as it consumes a large amount of disk space.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Assuming you clean install win7 and install it directly over your Vista, it will create a folder called windows.old. You can open this folder and drag much of your old OS (Favotites, pictures, data music, and much more) directly into your new oS. Once you grab everything you want, delete the windows.old folder as it consumes a large amount of disk space.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Assuming you clean install win7 and install it directly over your Vista, it will create a folder called windows.old. You can open this folder and drag much of your old OS (Favotites, pictures, data music, and much more) directly into your new oS. Once you grab everything you want, delete the windows.old folder as it consumes a large amount of disk space.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


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