Windows DreamScene

DreamScene is a tool that allows people to use videos and other optimized animations as desktop wallpapers. It is included in the Windows Ultimate Extras package and can be downloaded using the Windows Update service. At this time Microsoft released a Technical Preview version as the final product is not yet ready.

The good part about DreamScene is the fact that it uses your video card for display and not your processor so your PC will have enough resources available for performing other tasks. You can use any video as a wallpaper as long as it is saved in the “.wmv” or “.mpeg” format. Also, you can use DeskScapes – a free application that extends Windows DreamScene with the ability to run so called “.dream” animated wallpapers. “.dream” files can be looped videos, or dynamically generated in 3D, or change-based on a set of triggers.

Adding animated desktop wallpapers to your desktop using DreamScene is simple. Just follow the video below.

How to use Windows DreamScene (2MB)

If, for some reason, you want to stop the desktop animation, right click on your desktop and select Pause DreamScene.

NOTE: Windows DreamScene is available only for Windows Vista Ultimate.

10 Replies to “Windows DreamScene

  1. Problems regarding Dreamscene
    If you happen to UNINSTALL your graphic card driver, Dreamscene will stop working as Aero would no longer support your card. Also, the Technical Preview version of Dream scene is unstable, as I sometimes have problems with it temporarily malfunctioning (comes back to normal after a while).

    1. Normal
      This is normal. You need to keep your graphic card drivers!!!
      Why would you uninstall them?

      PS: the final version of DreamScene will be available pretty soon.

  2. im having problems with dream scene
    when i try using dream scene 4 windows vista ultimate i get an error it said WINDOWS DREAM SCENE CANT RUN AS YOUR DESKTOP IS NOW CONFIGURED = WINDOWS DREAM SCENE CANNOT RUN BECAUSE THE ‘SHOW TRANSLUCENT SELECTION RECTANGLE ‘ OPTION HAS BEEN DISABLED IN THE PERFORMANCE CONTROL PANEL CAN ANY BODY HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. If there is a problem….
    ….can you not use system restore to reset your computer back the way it was prior to installing this program?

    i ask this question in regards to vistaglazz as well.
    i want to install both of these programs so that i can install and download new themes for my computer, with vista home premium, 32, eng.
    but im seeing so many people who are installing these two programs and then having all sorts of issues.
    i guess you cant just go to add remove, or unistall, and take them out, right?

    but can you set a restore point today, install these programs tomorrow, and if they dont work, reset to the restore point you made today, and will that reset your .dll’s and all of your settings back to vista normal?

    please respond if possible.

    thanks

    1. dreamscene reduces GPU memory clock
      i’m using HD4870 iceq4+ 1Gb non turbo, 750 cpu clock and 1800 MHz memory clock. . .

      when i’m using vista DreamScene the memory clock drops to 1000

      what seems 2 be the problem ???

      thanks

  4. DreamScape turns monitor black?
    When i try to get DreamScene running on my monitor is just turns black… I have a intel(R) core(TM)2 duo CPU E8400 3.00GHz Memory 3.00GB 32Bit Vista Ultimate A GeForce 9800 GTX & A ViewSonic VX2835WM Monitor My screen resolution is 1920X1200 32bit i just can’t get it working? Does anyone know what to do? Have tryed other screen resloutions with the same result it turns the monitor black?

  5. help!!!
    i downloaded windows dream scene and now my icons and every thing is gone exept my tool bar and i uninstalled it but there still not there please tell me how to get dream scene off…

  6. people having this
    people having this problem:WINDOWS DREAM SCENE CANT RUN AS YOUR DESKTOP IS NOW CONFIGURED = WINDOWS DREAM SCENE CANNOT RUN BECAUSE THE ‘SHOW TRANSLUCENT SELECTION RECTANGLE ‘ OPTION HAS BEEN DISABLED IN THE PERFORMANCE CONTROL PANEL CAN ANY BODY HELP ME

    Solution:Right Click Computer>Advance Sytem Settings>Advance tab>Performance Settings>Choose Adjust for best appearance>Click Apply>Click OK

    Your Dreamscene should work fine now..

    Hope it Helps!

    1. Its not working.. when I
      Its not working.. when I click adjust for best appearance and modify the options, it comes back to Custom and it does not work anymore. plz help me

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