Previously for Windows Vista Ultimate, under Windows Update “Ultimate Extras” section, you’re able to download and install Windows Dreamscene as an addon. However, this feature was totally scrapped and removed from windows 7.
What is Windows Dreamscene?
To put it simply, Windows Dreamscene is about applying video backgrounds to your desktop page on your windows vista operating system.
Today, I’m going to teach you how to enable Windows DreamScene on any versions (previously it was only available for Windows Vista Ultimate version) of Windows 7, including 64bit and 32bit.
Firstly, download the install file here which will install a .dll file to your system files and update your windows registry.(Click on this whole statement to download it) I’ve also included a DreamScene video for you to use it as a tryout for DreamScene.
Secondly, extract all the files out to your preferred place, RIGHT click on “Windows 7 DreamScene Activator 1.1” and run as administrator.
Thirdly, Click on enable DreamScene. Windows Explorer will restart and Windows DreamScene will be enabled!
Lastly, choose any .wmv files that your have, right click on it and set is as your background.
Wada! You have video backgrounds! This will certainly allow your computer to stand out from the rest of your peers!
I have to give credits to the people from TheWindowsClub and their forums,as well as Kishan Bagaria who coded the whole activator into a simple GUI.
*Note, if the fonts of your files and folders on the desktop appears to be transparent after setting a video as your desktop background, right click on the desktop, click personalise, choose any of the themes and apply it, then set your video background again(right click on any wmv file, set as background).
Here are some websites where you can download other DreamScenes: