Tips For Installing and Enabling Windows DreamScene

Windows 7 – Tips For Installing and Enabling Windows DreamScene

Windows DreamScene is a Windows utility that allows you to use movie shows, slideshows, video clips and other animated pictures and images as wallpaper or desktop background. This feature exists in Vista but has been removed from Windows 7, which instead has an auto-rotator for Desktop Wallpaper Slideshow.

Even though Windows 7 doesn’t support Windows DreamScene utility, you may manually install it so as to enable it in Windows 7 operating system.

For enabling DreamScene utility in Windows 7, you need to use the same trick which you follow to install DreamScene in editions of Vista other then Vista Ultimate including Windows Vista Home Premium, Home Basic, Enterprise and Business edition.


The hack for DreamScene installation has been put together into an executable. This executable automatically copies the required files so that they can be merged to the respective registry keys/ entries.

You need to turn on or enable Windows Aero before running DreamScene executable in Windows 7. Now, download DreamScene executable file for Windows 7 from the internet.

For 32-bit (x86) version of Windows 7, you need to download “Windows7-DreamScene.exe” or “Windows7-DreamScene-Enable.exe” (if you have not logged in as an administrator).

For 64-bit (x64) version of Windows 7, you have to download “”.

Follow the below mentioned process to install Windows DreamScene utility in Windows 7:

If you use 32-bit (x86) version,

  • Login as administrator on your windows 7 system.
  • Run the file “Windows7-DreamScene.exe”. The installer will automatically copy the file “DreamScene.dll” to the folder “%WinDir%\System32” and file “DreamScene.dll.mui” to the folder “%WinDir%\System32\en-US”. It will also add the necessary registry values. 

Next, it will restart Explorer to apply the DreamScene installation immediately.


If you use 64-bit (x64) version,

  • Unzip the file “”.
  • Copy the file “DreamScene.dll” to the folder “%WinDir%\System32\,” and the file “DreamScene.dll.mui” to the folder “%WinDir%\System32\en-US\”.
  • Now, run the file “Dscene.reg” to merge the necessary registry values.
  • Finally, restart Explorer or reboot your system to finish the installation.  

A folder for Windows DreamScene will be created in the folder “%WinDir%\Web\”. You can add any video or animated file into this folder so as to use it as background wallpaper. However in Windows 7, this folder is not of much use as Windows 7 doesn’t allow you to view video or other animated media directly within Personalization Control Panel.


Tips for using Windows 7 DreamScene:

Incase you wish to put a video clip having .MPG or .WMV format as an animated wallpaper or  desktop background, you simply need to right-click on the video file and from the right-click context menu, select the option for setting the file as desktop background.

You might not be able to view the video file in the configuration page “Personalization & Desktop Background”. However, Windows 7 supports all the features of Windows DreamScene including playing and pausing DreamScene, audio and sound etc.

The text of desktop icons might become transparent or black after you enable DreamScene. However, you may resolve this issue using a different trick.

Desktop Slideshow Feature In Windows 7 Changes Or Rotates Desktop Background

Desktop Slideshow Feature In Windows 7 Changes Or Rotates Desktop Background

A new feature named Desktop Slideshow is added in Windows 7. The Desktop Slideshow has ability to auto-rotate or auto-change the wallpapers among all the wallpapers that you select as desktop background. Just before launching Windows 7, Microsoft had integrated the Vista OS with the Windows Dreamscene feature. It was pretty impressive but the functionality of rotation not up to the mark.

Desktop Slideshow provides a new way to set up the desktop in Windows 7. It appears as middle ground between animated video background and traditional wallpaper which is pretty much same as DreamScene. However it is not a complete replacement for DreamScene, as it changes the wallpapers among the selected bunch by rotating them in background automatically.

In previous beta of Windows 7 now you can stop the rotation of desktop wallpapers slideshow when there is very low battery power situation in notebook computers. You may also set the frequency of transition interval as 10 seconds up to one day. It gives the ability to customize transition effect also randomize slideshow pictures to appear randomly.

However, the Desktop Slideshow is locked in preBeta Build 6801 Milestone 3 of Windows 7. To start using this feature you have to apply a special hack.

Tutorial On Support To Unpack Dreamscene

Tutorial On Support To Unpack Dreamscene

Recently, Windows Vista had extended its support by launching one of its unique featured desktop utility tools called as Dreamscene. This desktop utility tool dreamscene enhances user’s desktop experience with attention-grabbing desktop special effects.                                                                         

Users with dreamscene can actually customize their desktop’s background with video files, automatically modify desktop-wallpapers, attach different desktop special effects etc.

However, the most-unfortunate effect is that dreamscene isn’t simpatico with windows7 operating system and users might get quite a lot of problems if they are utilizing this tool on windows 7 OS.

The Uninstalling or Unpacking of utility tool dreamscene on windows7 operating system isn’t that simpler too. So, the tutorial is provided to users in order to help them to unpack or uninstall dreamscene from their computer systems completely, to avoid anymore issues caused to them.

Frequently, users might have with troubles on their windows7 operating system by dreamscene like text details not appearing underneath desktop images, system gets frozen etc.

Most of the windows7 users may have tried uninstalling dreamscene and they were unsuccessful, some may also contemplate formatting their operating system completely. Windows7 users don’t have to format their operating system, as this can be uninstalled easily.

In order to Uninstall or Unpack dreamscene on windows 7, the set of few steps to be followed are as follows:

  • First of all users need to download dreamscene “Registration Key
  • Now, once users have Registration Key in their possession, they need to install the same on their computer system.
  • In order to install users need to highlight it first, and then double click on it to install.
  • Now, after the installation process, it will unpack and erase all dreamscene registry-values from your computer system.
  • Now, navigate to the path on your computer given as c:\windows\system32\ and erase Dreamscene (.dll) file.
  • Now, navigate to the path on your computer given as c:\windows\system32\en-us folder and erase dreamscene(.dll.mui) file
  • Now, finally reboot your computer system to refresh, to see Dreamscene removed from the system.

Now, after this session dreamscene should be removed completely from your windows 7 operating computer system.

Optimize Videos, Wall Papers And Animations With DreamScene

Window’s DreamScene is the newest versatile application that allows the users to optimize videos, wall papers and other means of animation to use as their wallpapers. This application has been designed by Microsoft and is only supported by Windows Ultimate Edition. One of the key advantages offered by Window’s DreamScene over other applications that work towards optimizing wall papers, is that DreamScene makes a potent use of GPU, instead of CPU for displaying images. When the users switch to running programs that utilize the full-screen page, the video set as the wall paper automatically stops. This video wall paper can be stopped as when required via manual means as well.

A running video set as the background wall paper will consume a lot of battery life of your PC. By installing DreamScene in your system, your animated video may become static when your system is running on the battery. If your Windows Vista is not the enhanced ultimate edition, you can still access the DreamScene application. First and foremost, you need to load your system with a VLC player. After, the installation has been completed, open the player and go to its settings. Follow the path, Settings > Preferences > Video > Output Modules > Direct X.

Then click on the advanced tool box to access the settings of Direct X. Select the most appropriate wall paper mode from the options and save the settings. Then follow the path, Navigate to Settings > Preferences > Interface > Main Interfaces > wxWidgets, click on the taskbar and enjoy a fabulous wall paper in your system.

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