Where is Windows Live Gallery or a Substitute


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W. eWatson

I had Win 7 installed on my XP laptop several weeks ago. Live Gallery
exists and works on my Win 7 PC desktop. When a search for Gallery in
the small window in the lower left, I get gallery, and click on it. It
produces a list of gadgets. Near the bottom it asks "Where is Live
Gallery?" and never answers the question. It makes a stmt that MS is no
longer supporting gadget, which apparently Gallery was. If not,where do
I find a replacement?
 
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BobbyM

I had Win 7 installed on my XP laptop several weeks ago. Live Gallery
exists and works on my Win 7 PC desktop. When a search for Gallery in
the small window in the lower left, I get gallery, and click on it. It
produces a list of gadgets. Near the bottom it asks "Where is Live
Gallery?" and never answers the question. It makes a stmt that MS is no
longer supporting gadget, which apparently Gallery was. If not,where do
I find a replacement?
It is part of Windows Live Essentials. Typically, it's not part of the
install unless your manufacturer chose to do so (the same with XP). You
can download & install all or any part(s) of Essentials here:

http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Watson.

Have you tried to find "Windows Live Photo Gallery"?

You know how picky computers can be sometimes. ;^{

If you can't find it that way, it should be at:
"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\"

Or, if you are running the 32-bit version in 64-bit Windows:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\"

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


"W. eWatson" wrote in message
I had Win 7 installed on my XP laptop several weeks ago. Live Gallery
exists and works on my Win 7 PC desktop. When a search for Gallery in
the small window in the lower left, I get gallery, and click on it. It
produces a list of gadgets. Near the bottom it asks "Where is Live
Gallery?" and never answers the question. It makes a stmt that MS is no
longer supporting gadget, which apparently Gallery was. If not,where do
I find a replacement?
 
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...winston

Windows Live Photo Gallery (Photo editing software)
- http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials-photo-gallery-get-started
**or**
Windows Live Gallery - ceased to exist in October 2011 though a few plugins remain available
- http://plugins.live.com/
**or**
Desktop Gadget Gallery
- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/personalize/gadgets

Also, check out CodePlex...it may or may not provide some open source useful applications

Fyi...afaics, this Win7 system (clean install, not upgraded from XP to Win7) does not ask "Where is Live Gallery", thus most likely
a carryover from your previous XP installation.

--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"W. eWatson" wrote in message
I had Win 7 installed on my XP laptop several weeks ago. Live Gallery
exists and works on my Win 7 PC desktop. When a search for Gallery in
the small window in the lower left, I get gallery, and click on it. It
produces a list of gadgets. Near the bottom it asks "Where is Live
Gallery?" and never answers the question. It makes a stmt that MS is no
longer supporting gadget, which apparently Gallery was. If not,where do
I find a replacement?
 
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W. eWatson

It is part of Windows Live Essentials. Typically, it's not part of the
install unless your manufacturer chose to do so (the same with XP). You
can download & install all or any part(s) of Essentials here:

http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials
I downloaded it and instlled it. It shows up in All Programs as Desktop
Gadgets Gallery. After executing it, it showed six choices, and a
search. None of the the six looked like a photo gallery problem that I
have on other PC Win 7 PC.

I thought gallery meant it included photo gallery, so what happened to
photo gallery?
 
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Paul

W. eWatson said:
I had Win 7 installed on my XP laptop several weeks ago. Live Gallery
exists and works on my Win 7 PC desktop. When a search for Gallery in
the small window in the lower left, I get gallery, and click on it. It
produces a list of gadgets. Near the bottom it asks "Where is Live
Gallery?" and never answers the question. It makes a stmt that MS is no
longer supporting gadget, which apparently Gallery was. If not,where do
I find a replacement?
I can find a "Windows Live Essentials All" download link here.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/download-windows-live-essentials-with-messenger-2011-final-full-version-offline-installer/

"Download Windows Live Essentials (Messenger) 2011 – English (full)"

(I clicked this...)
http://g.live.com/1rewlive4-all/en/wlsetup-all.exe

(and this is what is downloading right now)
http://wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/E/D/8/ED8AA068-6FDD-4FFA-91CF-EB2AD5E85733/wlsetup-all.exe

214,677,864 bytes MD5sum = ce95f74703f9f0bbc284509f1cfd6e71

Apparently, I'm getting a 205MB file.

Using the MD5sum, I can find a reference to that download, here.

http://www.oldapps.com/msn_messenger.php?old_msn=23

Windows Live Essentials 2011 15 (Offline)

Date Released: 01 October, 2010 (1 year ago)

And this article, gives some command line options for controlling the install.
Using the controls, you can avoid some of the more objectionable choices.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/windows-live-essentials-unattended-silent-setup-installation-switches/

* companion
* silverlight
* familysafety
* mail
* messenger
* moviemaker (Install Photo Gallery in addition of Movie Maker) <---
* olc
* wlsync
* writer
* bingbar
* idcrl32/idcrl64

And no, I haven't installed it and won't be installing it here.
I only wanted to see if it was for real or not, and opening it with
7ZIP is not exposing any of its secrets. So I can't even verify
the feature set in the list above.

HTH,
Paul
 
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Gordon

I downloaded it and instlled it. It shows up in All Programs as Desktop
Gadgets Gallery.
Then you either have a borked install or you are looking at the wrong item.
Mine shows as Windows Live Photogallery on it's own in All Programs.
It's never shown as "Desktop Gadgets Gallery".
 
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W. eWatson

Hi, Watson.

Have you tried to find "Windows Live Photo Gallery"?

You know how picky computers can be sometimes. ;^{

If you can't find it that way, it should be at:
"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\"

Or, if you are running the 32-bit version in 64-bit Windows:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\"

RC -- R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


in message I had Win 7 installed on my XP laptop several weeks ago. Live Gallery
exists and works on my Win 7 PC desktop. When a search for Gallery in
the small window in the lower left, I get gallery, and click on it. It
produces a list of gadgets. Near the bottom it asks "Where is Live
Gallery?" and never answers the question. It makes a stmt that MS is no
longer supporting gadget, which apparently Gallery was. If not,where do
I find a replacement?
I've tried various combos of windows live photo gallery, and get in the
search results "Go online to get Window Live Essentials", which gets me
to gadget-ville.

I see no Windows Live under Program Files(x86). I see a Windows Photo
Viewer, but that's off target from Live Photo. Same results in Program
Files.

I bought the upgrade package in around 2009 or just around the time of
the release of Win 7, and only recently had it installed on my laptop.
 
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W. eWatson

I downloaded this last night, and got some gadget tool. Didn't find
photo gallery with it.

Hmm, this is interesting. I just found a burid window that asks "What do
you want to install?. The window is labeled Win Live Essentials 2011. I
wonder if I missed that last night. It shows (recommend) installs of
Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, ..., Silverlight.
**or**
Windows Live Gallery - ceased to exist in October 2011 though a few
plugins remain available
- http://plugins.live.com/
**or**
Desktop Gadget Gallery
- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/personalize/gadgets
Also, check out CodePlex...it may or may not provide some open source
useful applications

Fyi...afaics, this Win7 system (clean install, not upgraded from XP to
Win7) does not ask "Where is Live Gallery", thus most likely a carryover
from your previous XP installation.
I think I bought my upgrade in 2009, and only recently installed it on
my laptop.
 
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W. eWatson

I can find a "Windows Live Essentials All" download link here.
As I explained to White above, I found a buried window maybe from an
essentials that I installed last night. It resulted in six useless
gadgets. The buried window (labeled ... essentials 2011) had a recommend
and custom choice for installs of Movie, Photo Gallery, etc. I chose
Custom. I selected the Photo/Movie combo, and it just finished
downloading. Now it wants me to sign onto Windows Live. e-mail and pwd.
This is screwy. I have a Live account, but I don't think I gave an
e-mail address. The Live Photo Gallery window looks like the one I've
used on other Win 7 PC. I see another choice to get a Live ID. I hope I
don't have to use my e-mail there.
 
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W. eWatson

I got to the right spot to select LivPhoto Gallery, as described to Paul
and Winston.
e
I installed it but when I went to use it, it wanted my e-mail address
and pwd for Live. I decided to decline, and it didn't seem to mind, so I
fired up to download some pix from my camera. It all went OK.

However, see my next post from the base of this thread.
 
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W. eWatson

If you follow the main branch of this thread, you will see I finally
installed Photo Live Gallery and imported pix successfully. However, I
have a an older Canon Rebel DSLR. Canon dropped support for their older
similar product, and I had to use Live Gallery at their request.

This may leave me in a quandry if some problems still exist in Live
Photo. Well, I'll keep my fingers crossed. I mostly use my laptop on
trips, and all my images eventually end up on my Win 7 desktop at home.

I can only image what the intro of Win 8 might cause. :)
 
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...winston

Windows Live Essentials is a suite of application programs.

It ***does not*** install any gadgets.

Gadgets in Win7 are available via your Start Button/Programs Menu called:
- Desktop Gadget Gallery

Windows Live Photo Gallery (WLPG) is a photo editing program (not a gadget).
WLPG was not included in XP (or Vista or Win7) thus requires a download and install.
- Vista unlike XP included a bundled but different version called Photo Gallery
- XP only provided a viewer called Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
- Win7 unlike (Vista) includes a program called Photo Viewer

WLPG provides the ability to signon with a Live ID. Live ID's are any Hotmail type account (Hotmail/Live/Msn.com and any third
party email address registered as a Live ID). All Live ID's are email addresses.
- sign on with a Live ID in WLPG provides the ability to share files with your Live ID SkyDrive, and a variety of other services
'Connected' to Windows Live (Facebook, Youtube, Flicker) and the option when Windows Live Mail is installed to send Photo email.

On Win7 Desktop Gadgets Gallery is present under 'All Programs'
- Start Menu orb/All Programs

Likewise installing Windows 'Live' PhotoGallery shows up on the All Programs menu
- contrary to most folks opinions that it should show up under the All Programs/Window Live subfolder (which if installed holds
Live Writer and Mesh)

You appear (since you keep referring to 'gadgets') to be looking for a gadget installed on XP (if a Live Gallery gadget, those are
no longer available as of Oct 2011) and upon upgrading from XP expected Win7 (after upgrading from XP) to accommodate that XP
gadget as an item in Win7's Desktop Gadget Gallery.

You may have opted in the past to use a third party gadget app from a company called MSTN (that provided the Vista SideBar gadget
files) as an non-MSFT supported add-on for XP (or installed other 3rd party gadgets apps - like Yahoo Widgets or Google Desktop)

If looking for a Live gadget (as noted they are no longer available) though you do have the ability to use the Windows 7 gadgets
(Desktop Gadget Gallery, and other other gadgets still available as an add-on). If looking for a photo gallery viewer in Win7 your
only options are the include Win7 Photo viewer, WLPG or another third party application (e.g. Adobe PhotoShop, Picassa, etc)

--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"W. eWatson" wrote in message
I can find a "Windows Live Essentials All" download link here.
As I explained to White above, I found a buried window maybe from an
essentials that I installed last night. It resulted in six useless
gadgets. The buried window (labeled ... essentials 2011) had a recommend
and custom choice for installs of Movie, Photo Gallery, etc. I chose
Custom. I selected the Photo/Movie combo, and it just finished
downloading. Now it wants me to sign onto Windows Live. e-mail and pwd.
This is screwy. I have a Live account, but I don't think I gave an
e-mail address. The Live Photo Gallery window looks like the one I've
used on other Win 7 PC. I see another choice to get a Live ID. I hope I
don't have to use my e-mail there.
 
W

...winston

"Paul" wrote in message
I can find a "Windows Live Essentials All" download link here.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/download-windows-live-essentials-with-messenger-2011-final-full-version-offline-installer/

"Download Windows Live Essentials (Messenger) 2011 – English (full)"

(I clicked this...)
http://g.live.com/1rewlive4-all/en/wlsetup-all.exe
Or here...
Windows Live Downloads
http://liveunplugged.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/windows-live-downloads/

Fyi...the installation program (full version or web unified installer) provides a Custom install option to deselect anything
prechecked allowing the user to install one or more (or none) of the included apps and/or supporting tools in the suite of
programs.
 
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Bob Hatch

If you follow the main branch of this thread, you will see I finally
installed Photo Live Gallery and imported pix successfully. However, I
have a an older Canon Rebel DSLR. Canon dropped support for their older
similar product, and I had to use Live Gallery at their request.

This may leave me in a quandry if some problems still exist in Live
Photo. Well, I'll keep my fingers crossed. I mostly use my laptop on
trips, and all my images eventually end up on my Win 7 desktop at home.

I can only image what the intro of Win 8 might cause. :)
Why does it make a difference what Canon did regarding support for the
camera?


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and accepted by idiots.
"Anon"
http://www.bobhatch.com
http://www.tdsrvresort.com
 

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