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DreamScene for Windows 8?

  1. #1


    England, United Kingdom
    Posts : 65
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    DreamScene for Windows 8?


    I've heard about it, I know you can do on it 7 & Vista as I've successfully done it. But whenever I attempt it on Windows 8, I get this error:

    Unhandled exception has just occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application willignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quite, the application will close immediately.

    Access to path 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\WDSA\' is denied.
    No matter what I click, it doesn't do anything and DreamScene doesn't work. How can I succesfuly install DreamScene for Windows 8?

    Error Details:

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.
    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\WDSA\' is denied.
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
    at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, DirectorySecurity dirSecurity)
    at System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(String path, DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)
    at Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FileSystem.CreateDirectory(String directory)
    at WDSA.Main.Main_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.8000 (FX35W81RTMGDR.050727-8000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Fra...7/mscorlib.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    WDSA
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Chris/AppData/Local...0Activator.exe
    ----------------------------------------
    Microsoft.VisualBasic
    Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.7905 (win9rel.050727-7900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL...isualBasic.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.7905 (win9rel.050727-7900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL...089/System.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.7905 (win9rel.050727-7900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL...dows.Forms.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.7905 (win9rel.050727-7900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL...em.Drawing.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Runtime.Remoting
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.7905 (win9rel.050727-7900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL...e.Remoting.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.7905 (win9rel.050727-7900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL...figuration.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.7905 (win9rel.050727-7900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL...System.Xml.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging
    enabled.
    For example:
    <configuration>
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
    </configuration>
    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.
    Last edited by chris98; 22 Oct 2014 at 12:40.

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  2. #2


    Norway
    Posts : 100
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Here try this instead: Video Wallpaper for Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP

    Or try the VLC Video Player way. Dreamscene isnt updated for Windows 8/8.1, and i doubt it will be.
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  3. #3


    England, United Kingdom
    Posts : 65
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    That's a shame. I wonder why it hasn't been updated?

    I have actually installed that software in the past, but it uses a lot of memory (which I really can't afford) and a notice keeps popping up down the bottom every "x" minutes telling you to purchase the full version. In addition, you can only use certain features of the program so it isn't ideal.

    Thanks very much for your help, but do you know of any other ways?
    Last edited by chris98; 22 Oct 2014 at 12:39.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    If you're looking for a FREE option, sorry. Perhaps someone else might have an answer.
    I use video wallpapers all the time. Deskscapes is one option.
    It also works on the start and apps screens in 8.1

    The amount of CPU and memory use depends on the video. Unfortunately, Deskscapes is not free.
    To reduce CPU and memory use it can be paused (a maximized window can be set to pause it)
    or turned off by changing to static wallpapers.
    Hope this helps.

    A few examples that I made:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcNyjo8Evk8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lre_SPoxoqw

    Last edited by mdmd; 27 Apr 2014 at 11:36. Reason: to work in start and apps - requires 8.1
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