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Want to run Gizmos and Gadgets on Vista PC

Any version of Gizmos and Gadgets available for Windows Vista PC? Or ways to get around the MIDI problems

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    explore learning only lets me do one gizmo, the same one, every time. it won't let me do the other gizmos, they pop up with a download screen that only has a picture on it.



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I got Gizmos and Gadgets to work on my Vista PC by copying the entire CD to C:/Windows/System32.
After that, open the "ssgwincd" folder, and inside that folder open "ssgwincd" again. Inside the second folder there will be a file called "ssgwincd.exe" right click on it and select properties. In the properties window click on the compatability tab and set the program to run in compatability mode for windows 95 and to run in 256 colors and in the 640x480 window
It should then work for you, but I would suggest putting a shortcut to the program on your desktop so you can find it easier later on.
Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 28, 2009


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