Install the Vista / Longhorn Sidebar into XP

Install the Vista / Longhorn Sidebar into XP
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With a few modifications the vista sidebar has been hacked enough to get it to work with windows XP. Here are the directions.

You need the attached file . It includes all the files you need for this hack.
1)Download the file and unzip it somewhere. Copy the folder "Windows Sidebar" into your Program Files folder. If C is your default drive, the folder should end up here:
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar

2)Copy the files from folder "preview_build_01" into C:Program FilesWindows Sidebar. Click on the patch.exe and press Start. In the new window press OK.
3) Some people reported issues with the sidebar, as it need the file "MFC71.dll". If you need this dll, copy it from the folder into C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder.
4) Run sidebar.exe from folder C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar.

For autorun
-right click on sidebar.exe from folder C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar and choose copy.
-Go to folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your_Name\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, right click somewhere in this folder and choose paste shortcut.

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Welcome to my blog. My name is Akis Mparekas. I am a freelance web developer from Greece and I have been involved in SEO, Website Migration (transferring content from a site, eg blogger to WordPress), website optimization, and web scraping (extracting content from one or more sites) for years.

At the same time I am taking my first steps in game development (unity) and animation (blender). I also create cool stuff, either for work or for fun. When I have time, I write tutorials and I blog.

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