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Well, on Windows XP and on Windows 98 you can put an animated gif as an wallpaper easily.

On Windows Seven, when doing that the displayed wallpaper is only a frame of the animated gif.

How to put an animated gif as wallpaper on Windows 7?

PS: If the solution is a 3rd-party software, I do prefer a free solution :)

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You can use this to allow use of wmv and mpg as a background in 7.

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nice. i'll try it... – kokbira Jul 23 '12 at 17:57
functioned. tanks :) – kokbira Nov 30 '12 at 11:46

You don’t. Active Desktop was removed in Vista.

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It was removed because it was a security risk and WAS exploited. – Ramhound Jul 23 '12 at 14:46
Was that resource call "Dreamscene" on Windows 7? – kokbira Jul 27 '12 at 17:44

Your only option in Windows 7 is to use a third party application, such as Stardock's Deskscapes to provide that functionality. I use Deskscapes on my home machine and I love it (most of the time). It does occasionally cause my desktop screen to stop responding after exiting a full screen game, but this is rare. And I can get it to work just by restarting Explorer from the Task Manager.

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interesting. is it freeware? i'll test it... – kokbira Jul 23 '12 at 17:54
mmm... trial :/ i'll wait for a freeware answer... – kokbira Jul 23 '12 at 17:55

Download dreamsceneseven from and then download wallpapers what you like here Set you background as instruction.

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