DreamScene is a feature introduced in Windows Vista. With DreamScene, users can set their favorite videos as their Windows desktop background wallpaper. DreamScene supports .MPG and .WMV ( Windows Media Video) videos of any length. The basic requirement for using DreamScene in Windows is to get a computer with decent hardware and Windows Vista Ultimate Operating system. Microsoft removed DreamScene in Windows 7. However, it is possible to use DreamScene in Windows 7 and non-supported Windows Vista versions using DreamScene.exe application.
DreamScene Video Wallpaper in Windows 7
How Dreamscene.exe works in Windows 7:
The DreamScene applications copies and replaces some files and registry entries in Windows 7 and non-supported Windows Vista editions like Home Basic , Home premium and business edition.The DreamScene.dll extracted from Windows Vista Ultimate will be added to your Windows/system32 folder and DreamScene.dll.mui to Windows /sytem32/en-us folder. You will need to run this application with Administrative privileges, and in some cases a restart is required.
Download DreamScene for Windows 7 here.
We have also included a few WMV video wallpapers in this download. You may use them to test the DreamScene.exe application. After download, move to the DreamScene activator folder and select one of the two applications, right click and run as administrator. Follow the steps as given in the application. If it shows an unhandled exception error, just click and continue. The Windows explorer will restart, and DreamScene will come into effect. Select any DreamScene from the folder, right click, and set as Desktop background. Now the selected video will become your Windows wallpaper.
How to fix invisible dekstop icon problem after installing Windows 7 DreamScene:
Sometimes after installing Windows 7 DreamScene, the application icons in your Windows 7 desktop would become invisible or blurry. To fix this, right click on the desktop and open personalize. Now change your Windows theme to the default Aero theme, and then again, enable the DreamScene video wallpaper. Everything would be fine after this.
Make sure that you have at least 1GB of RAM, graphics chip and Dual Core + processor for smooth video performance. If you have this configuration, you may also try DreamScene in Windows XP. More details are available here.