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#1 AMIRZ

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:22 PM

Get Windows Journal on Xp All
Windows Journal ( from both Vista and Tablet PC ) ported to Xp Pro, Home, MCE as well (Updated)



Download Vista / Windows 7 Icons for TIP, Journal, Sticky Notes, Inkball (XP Tablet PC Applications):
http://www.4shared.c...icky_Notes.html

PS: If you want more Vista and Windows 7 applications and features on XP, then please also visit (Recommended):

"List of Most Vista and Windows 7 Applications for XP"

http://www.winmatrix...eatures-for-xp/

And "Windows 7 Applications, Tools, and Features on XP"
http://www.winmatrix...-for-xp-simple/


Note: Recommended: About Inking/Handwriting with recognition technologies (also for speech one as well) in Desktop PC and Laptop -> To emulate Tablet PC Behavior in PC/Laptop: Although you can still use conventional/standard Mouse (with its limitation, of course), but to make handwriting and inking more easier and better in PC/Laptop (non-Tablet) with Xp Pro/Home/MCE, then you can better use Mouse Pen Tablet Hardware for PC (recommended, e.g the ones from Wacom and Genius) which you can get only for less than $60, much cheaper than real Tablet PC, but can "convert" your Desktop/Laptop to "Tablet" too

It's also more helpful than mouse if you're a Graphic Designer (by using some apps such as Corel Painter or Photoshop etc), especially when you're working with PC/Conventional Laptop. Alternatively you can just switch between them (Mouse and Mouse Pen) i.e when you're working, so you can still enhance your PC more better by having both Mouse and Mouse Pen without missing the old Mouse in your Desktop/Laptop at all...

Other Alternatives / Replacements for Windows Journal on Xp / Vista : -> (with inking and agenda features etc)

- Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 / 2007 or higher (the best one by far, not free though): http://us20.trymicro...spx?sku=3082934
- Agilix GoBinder Lite (free, great app, part of MS Pack for Tablet PC): http://www.4shared.c...For_Xp_All.html
- Microsoft Inkseine (free, innovative app): http://research.micr...2a/default.aspx

- Updated! Added Journal Note Writer (Printer Driver) ported to Xp as optional component for Windows Journal as well as Xp Tablet PC and Vista (please see info & download link below): - November 4/5, 2008 (US Independence Day & US Presidential Election, Obama Vs Mc Cain, if i'm not wrong Lol :lol: )

- Updated! Windows Journal Installer Version 3 (Last): - October 19, 2008

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If you have already downloaded previous versions (V2), it's very recommended to redownload either latest updated Windows Journal installer (V3) or Windows Journal Installation files only below by same links in this thread here now as it has contained some fixed features by me. Thanks for your attention, cya... : :)

It's also very recommended to uninstall/remove previous version before installing the latest Windows Journal installer (V3) by me. Thx

Changes log (V3):

- Fixed little Vista GUI
- Journal files association (JTP and JNT) now with Windows Journal by default.
- Added Explorer thumbnails features for JNT and JTP (already built in)
- Registry fixes and so on.
- Fixed bug at check mark (thx to Digitaldoctors.org for the report)
- Updated MD5 checksum

- Manual installation files have also been updated.

Lolz All Perfect now... :D

I have also updated this thread alittle such as MD5 checksum for checking integrity etc. Thx alot for your attention and cya! :)

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WINDOWS JOURNAL FOR XP : GET INKING AND HANDWRITING-RECOGNITION APP ON XP PRO/HOME/MCE ("NORMAL" XP) AS WELL AS VISTA/TABLET PC (Also as integrated part of "Xp to Vista" GUI) - Please also see my other threads on WinMatrix about Vista Tablet PC Components ported to Xp all (original Vista Snipping Tool, Inkball, Sticky Notes for Xp) here and also about Xp Tablet PC PowerToys ported to "Normal" Xp (Pro/Home/MCE) here.

Note: This is not Windows Journal Viewer, but original Windows Journal (or Journal Editor - Please also see/read how different they are in i.e. Wikipedia here). It was originally Vista/Tablet PC-only application but now has been ported sucessfully to Xp Pro, Home, and MCE as well. It has been customized/skinned to make it look like Vista version such as Toolbar, icon etc (The app was from Xp Tablet PC). The Xp Tablet PC version is nearly similar with Vista one, except only some icons or very little/invisible features). So i think, :rolleyes: it's still OK to give it a "Vista title" as it will look so similar with Vista version, as well as other Vista application ported to Xp. (please also see/compare the screenshots). The best thing is it can be done without extremely "hacking/converting" your Xp Pro to Tablet PC in order to get only Windows Journal (otherwise other previous guides still say you have to extremely hack/convert your Xp to Xp Tablet PC before getting Journal etc!) (Why? because e.g i can still get Vista Sidebar on Xp by using "Alky" without converting it to Vista...). So thanks for your attention and good luck! :)

Also, because if we are talking about "perfect" Vista to Xp port, not just only about Windows Vista Games and Sidebar but we can't also abandon some Vista Ultimate/Premium Tablet PC components/apps included Vista Snipping Tool, Inkball, Sticky Notes, Journal, etc that i'm bringing here (if you like them, they all are basically Tablet PC components! Because of "Inking" or "handwriting" features)...but once again, it's just my personal opinion, of course you are not required to totally get this or 'em all, just follow your heart...and need....That's why it called "Personal Setting" ;)

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:) Hello everybody. After some vista stuffs (Vista Tablet PC Components: Snipping Tool, Inkball, Sticky Notes etc) that ported to Xp here, now please just let me to upload one more application "from Vista (Vista Tablet PC components) to Xp": Windows Journal No Vista/Tablet PC needed. Yes, it's working on Xp Pro!

Screenshot 1: Windows Journal in Vista Ultimate/Premium (also Xp Tablet PC 2005) ported to "normal" Xp SP2/SP3 (Pro/Home/MCE) like previously Snipping Tool, Inkball, and Sticky Notes before :

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For further information about Windows Journal, Please also see Wikipedia about Windows Journal
"Windows Journal is a notetaking application, created by Microsoft and included in certain editions of Windows XP Tablet PC and Windows Vista. It allows the user to create and organize handwritten notes and drawings. One can simply use an ordinary computer mouse to compose a handwritten note, though the use of a graphics tablet or a Tablet PC is recommended."

"When first introduced, Windows Journal was only available in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Currently, it is also included in premium versions of Windows Vista (Home Premium, Business, Enterprise and Ultimate."

Windows Journal is not supported by Windows Xp Pro, Home, MCE, or vice versa. If your OSes are Xp Pro, Home or MCE, you can't get Windows Journal running on them (Since some Vista/Tablet PC API and libraries etc are not "officially" available on all Xp non-tablet edition such as Xp Pro/Home/MCE). So we were trying to port it to "normal" Xp (Pro, Home, MCE) like previous inkball and Sticky Notes, and Thank God, done now! :P

In Windows Vista (especially Vista Premium/Ultimate edition), Windows Journal is also standard (built-in) application as well as Windows Sidebar, Vista Games, IE7, WMP 11, Snipping Tool, Sticky Notes, etc that all have previously been available/ported to Xp. If you have Vista Sticky Notes (ported) already installed on your Xp, Windows Journal is better and more superior than it, like Wordpad vs Notepad.

About inking, You still can also take advantage of Windows Journal on your normal Xp/PC, as well as Vista Ultimate/Premium by using mouse. Since now I personally like to do inking (drawing?) and handwriting recognition on My Xp Pro and MCE by using only my mouse (even i do not ever have Tablet but only PC and laptop with "Normal" Xp and Vista), just for having fun (See the screenshot) In PC with "normal" Xp installed, you can use your mouse as replacement of Tablet Pen or Stylus (e.g. as you are still able to play Vista inkball or use Vista Sticky Notes (ported versions) on "normal" Xp by using mouse...). In Desktop GUI, the app will also give good screenshot on your desktop, and it's very useful...at least in my opinion... :D

IMHO If you like the idea about getting some functional Vista stuffs ported to Xp (Windows Sidebar, Vista Games, Vista search etc), i hope you can also consider about Windows Journal...it's not just good for "Xp to Vista" GUI as ported app, but it's also functional and useful...
:)

- REQUIREMENTS:
- Windows Xp Pro, Home, MCE with Service Pack 2 or 3 (not tested yet on 2003. Please tell here if you have...Thx alot!)

- PREREQUISITES / DEPENDENCIES : (Only 2 main Prerequisites are required for Windows Journal: 1) .Net Framework 1.1 or higher and 2) Windows Journal Viewer 1.5. The remaining ones are just optional though still recommended)

Note: Make sure you have installed some following prerequisites before (Just skip them if you have them already installed e.g. after installing Snipping Tool etc. Please check):

1. Net Framework 1.1 or higher -> Required
Just choose one (.Net framework 3.5 has included all) :
Download .net framework 1.1 :
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en
Download .net framework 2.0 :
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en
Download .net framework 3.5:
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en
etc....

2. Windows Journal Viewer 1.5 -> Required
Download:
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en

3. Optional but Strongly Recommended: TPR/TRP (Tablet PC Recognizer Pack/Tablet Recognizer Pack) -> Optional (not required to install and run Windows Journal but i strongly recommend you to install it since you may need it to translate your handwriting/gesture to text in Windows Journal later = Menu Bar > Action > Convert Handwriting to Text...). Some Tablet PC apps that ported to Xp (i.e. Tablet PC PowerToys)may also need it installed as prerequisite.
TPR is also called Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Recognizer Pack/TRP (Tablet PC Edition 2005 Recognizer Pack requires Tablet PC SDK 1.7 must be installed before) - For gesture and Handwriting recognition API and libraries: Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), U.S. English, U.K. English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish (Multilanguages/MUI):
Though it contains "Tablet PC" name, you can still install TPR on Windows 2000 and all Windows Xp editions.
Download TPR from Microsoft (Multilanguages-80 Mb):
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

What? 80 Mb (MUI) also with Tablet PC SDK installed? (again, TPR is just optional but still recommended) lol. OK, the good news is, especially to English Users, instead of using/installing 80 Mb big size of TPR above (Multilanguages/MUI, + Tablet PC SDK must be installed before!), I recommended to just download these lite/smaller versions (repacked/recompiled that contains English files for both US and UK only) rather than standard TPR (because it's only about 3 Mb in size). Even the lite versions dont require Tablet PC SDK installed at all!:

- TPR lite English-US -> only 3,1 Mb:
MD5 :3685DF4F5C9F938012A6C48B73D808AF
Download :
http://www.4shared.c...ishUSSetup.html

- TPR lite English-UK -> only 2,86 Mb:
MD5 : F3BF28CBBAC7D02E2303851D3154D4F3
Download :
http://www.4shared.c...ishUKSetup.html

4. Optional: Email desktop application -> Optional (not required to install and run Windows Journal), only to take advantage of Send to E-mail Feature on Windows Journal (send journal to email recipient as attachment - optional feature), such as Windows Live Mail, OE/Outlook Express, Outlook, Thunderbird, AOL etc. (At least you have OE already installed as built in Xp OS app.)


WINDOWS JOURNAL INSTALLER FOR XP PRO, HOME, MCE (100% Uninstallable) :


- Updated! Windows Journal Installer Version 3 (Last): - October 19, 2008 as above

Changes log (V3):

- Fixed little Vista GUI
- Journal files association (JTP and JNT) now with Windows Journal by default.
- Added Explorer thumbnails features for JNT and JTP (already built in)
- Registry fixes and so on.
- Fixed bug at check mark (thx to Digitaldoctors.org for the report)
- Updated MD5 checksum

- Manual installation files below have also been updated.

All Perfect now... :

* Download Windows Journal for Xp non Tablet PC (Home, Pro, MCE)-Installer->(fast install-Recommended for "common users"). Guide and help files included :
MD5 : 51A4BFA08007A098B8921D1206EDD6AC
Download only 2,66 Mb:

Download Mirrors for Windows Journal on XP:
http://www.4shared.c...l_ported_t.html
http://depositfiles....files/ctis8klw4
http://www.mediafire.com/?mmaumvettnj
http://www.4shared.c...nal_for_Xp.html

Alternatively, If you prefer only Journal installation files than installer above etc (do it manually with install guide, for "advanced users") :

* (Also updated) Download Windows Journal-Installation Files only (with guide: How to install Windows Journal.txt) :
MD5: A0F9D544DF12EBA613BC7291A9DA8079
Download only 3,14 Mb:
http://www.4shared.c...tion_Files.html

PS: Especially to Xp Tablet PC 2005 user, in order to make your Windows Journal like Vista version, you can also just overwrite original "journal.exe" and "NbkIntl.dll" files on Windows Journal directory with the ones from Windows Journal Installation files above. Do it in safe mode/by using Replacer, rename and so on. Do not ever use the Journal installer on Xp Tablet PC, you can be in trouble. However, you can always run this Windows Journal files on Xp TPC everywhere on your hard drives without need to install it at all, again only on Xp Tablet PC. Good luck!

- HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS JOURNAL ON "NORMAL" XP - Installer (Home, Pro, MCE):

1. Install all prerequisites (again, just skip if you have them already installed, so please check them before). Again, there are only 2 main Prerequisites required for Windows Journal: 1) .Net Framework 1.1 or higher and 2) Windows Journal Viewer 1.5 (like ones for Tablet PC inkball). The remaining ones are just optional though still recommended.

2. Finally, install Windows Journal by double clicking the installer. follow the installation steps, done. (Easy steps, right?). Then, you will see shortcut of Windows Journal on Start Menu program. Enjoy!

Screenshot 2: Windows Journal on "normal" Xp (Professional Edition):

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Screenshot 3 : Windows Journal on "normal" Xp (Media Center Edition 2005):

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- Alternative/better replacement for Windows Journal: Agilix GoBinder Lite Free (originally from Tablet PC Experience Pack), especially for school/students. Can also be installed on Xp Pro/Home etc (requires Windows Journal Viewer/Office 2003 or higher and .Net Framework 1.1 installed on Xp non-Tablet):
http://www.4shared.c...For_Xp_All.html
- Microsoft Inkseine (free, innovative app): http://research.micr...2a/default.aspx
- Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 / 2007 or higher (the best one by far, not free though): http://us20.trymicro...spx?sku=3082934

- ADDITIONAL/OPTIONAL TOOLS:

1) Optional: Explorer Thumbnail View for Journal Files (.jnt and .jtp) on Windows Xp Explorer:

Note: This feature is already included in Windows Journal Installer above! For manual files only!
MD5 :0F75C19CE70A06FFD82ED9EE37AA303B
Download:
http://www.4shared.c...n_Explorer.html

2) Optional: Journal To Office Onenote (File Converter/Importer, for both OneNote 2003/2007 and Journal or vice versa):
Download:
http://blogs.msdn.co...e-importer.aspx

3) NEW! Optional: Journal Note Printer Driver for Windows Journal in Xp Pro/Home/MCE:
Added Journal Note Writer (Printer Driver) ported to Xp as optional component for Windows Journal as well as Xp Tablet PC and Vista. Windows Journal Note Writer is a virtual printer that manages the import of document images to Windows Journal notes. When you print documents to the Windows Journal Note Writer, the document is converted by Windows Journal to a document image that is used as the background for a Windows Journal note.

Prerequisites:

- Windows Xp All Editions Sp2/Sp3

- .Net Framework 1.0 Sp3 or higher (i.e 1.1 is better)

- Windows Journal ported to Xp Pro/Home (which also requires Journal Viewer libraries)

Before installing, please make sure you have closed Windows Journal, or no journal.exe process in background (to check, please start Task Manager, then stop it if found).

Post Installation: After installing, please wait for afew time/minutes till it properly installed. To check it, please go to Control Panel -> Printers and Faxes -> make sure you find a new printer icon named "Journal Note Writer". Usually reboot is not required.

Uninstallation: Unlike the original one, i have made the installer is 100% safely-uninstallable. If you want to uninstall it, Close Windows Journal then just go to Add or Remove Programs -> Find an icon named "Windows Journal Note Writer Driver" then click remove button to uninstall it.

For some technical reasons i have decided to not include it in Windows Journal installer, or it's just an optional feature.

- Download Journal Note Writer (Printer Driver) Installer: -> Updated
File Name: Journal Note Writer Printer Driver Installer.zip
Size: only 511 KB -> a zipped files folder
MD5 checksum: 714CA85FED55A1F71CE51073E1F547A5 :
http://www.4shared.c..._Installer.html

You can use Journal Note Printer to virtually print any Journal file or convert another file (i.e PDF or .pdf) to any Journal file (both .jnt and .jtp) through Windows Journal. Beside Windows Journal, you can also access it by any program i.e Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop etc (File -> Print) to print (convert) the Journal file, then open and edit it by using Windows Journal (or any associated programs if available/supported).Thanks to Raid2 (WinMatrix Forum) for the input. Enjoy for 100% free!

A small review by Raid2 about the main function of Journal Printer Driver (as his original post below):

Also thx and Full credits to him, Again, thx Raid2. Lol even i really didnt know what is it for b4 he telling me... :lol:

Hi Amirz,

Fantastic! Just installed the printer driver and it works great. :yes:

We use the Journal for completing PDF RFQ's, and needed the journal to convert the PDF into a document that we can annotate. We then print the result to a PDF printer output with our completed document.

We don't hand write, :no: we use the text box and Flag for completion - This works great! :yes:


Thanks again for making this available so quickly!

Now if only I can find a solution to my other challenge. Anybody have any suggestions on how I can route a USB GPS port to two different applications at the same time? Kind of routing one virtual Serial Port to 2 virtual serial ports?

Thanks again Amirz! :yes:


PS: This installer is only for Windows Journal that ported to Windows Xp Pro/Home by me. Please do not ever use this installer to repair/restore Journal Note Driver in the original Windows Xp Tablet PC 2005 and/or some Windows Vista editions (Premium and Ultimate)! If someday you need to reinstall/repair Journal Note Writer in Xp Pro/Home (that installed by the installer from me) just simply reinstall the driver instead of following this Microsoft way for Xp Tablet PC 2005 (KB824385) (it's also been included in my guide in the package). And once again, mine is also uninstallable!

Please Note: Since some app files might have been "patched" or "compressed" (packed) to work properly on another Xp OS editions etc and it might be a necessary effort for that beside the installing code itself, then some "false alarm" or "false positive" may happen to some clean exe installers/apps /installation process (rare) although they are actually clean and safe and does not pose a threat to your system.. The term false positive is used when antivirus software wrongly classifies an innocuous ( inoffensive ) file as a virus. The incorrect detection may be due to heuristics or to an incorrect virus signature in a database.Usually some great and famous antiviruses (such as Kaspersky, AVG, Norman, McAfee, etc) won't have the such problem so far bcoz they will work better. If that happens, then you can simply ignore it and continue installing as it's guaranteed actually 100% safe and clean by me. But again, it's still 100% your own choice and right to decide.

Full Credits/Thanks to Microsoft Corporation for the original binaries and Raid2 - WinMatrix Forum for his suggestion and reminding me (thanx mate). For personal/non commercial and customization use only.


That's all. I hope it's useful to add more "Vista Stuffs collection" on our Xp like Vista Sidebar, Games, Snipping Tool etc (btw, will there be Windows Calendar and Chess Titan for Xp please? :blink: ...). Sorry if my English is bad. Thank's alot for your attention and Good luck!

Happy inking on Xp Pro! Long live Xp!


New Added: Some Tips for Windows Journal (on both Xp and Vista):

Full thanx to the original source "Nice Creation Tips and Trick" Here


1) Drag and Drop to Create Journal Files :

PS: To do this on Windows Journal for Xp and perhaps some other features, you also need Journal Note Printer Driver that already ported to Xp above...

1. In Journal, tap New Note.

2. Open Windows Explorer, and then browse to the file you want to drag and drop into Windows Journal.

3. Drag the file into the Journal window. (If you can't see the Journal window, drag the file to the Windows Journal button on the Windows taskbar. When a list of file names appears, drag the file to new note file name. The note maximizes automatically. )

4. Journal opens the default originating program to start the import process.

5. If prompted, tap Next to complete the import process.

6. When the Journal Note Writer is finished, the new document image appears automatically in Windows Journal.

7. Journal opens the default originating program to start the import process.

8. If prompted, tap Next to complete the import process.

9. When the Journal Note Writer is finished, the new document image appears automatically in Windows Journal.

Limitations: You cannot drag e-mail attachments directly into Windows Journal. You must first save the attachment then import the file.

With the exception of .tif files, graphics files (.jpg, .bmp, .gif, .png) cannot be imported into Windows Journal by selecting Import from the File menu. Instead, you can go to the Insert menu and tap Picture.

2) Change Your Ink:
Once you have entered some ink strokes into Windows Journal, right-click (or hold down the pen) on selected ink and choose Format Ink to make the ink colored, bold, italic, etc. You can also do this from View, Toolbars, Format toolbar.

3) Moving Ink In Windows Journal:
You can't insert a cursor like you would in a traditional word processor (i.e. MS Word). What you can do is use the Selection tool to select part of a line, move it over, and then insert additional text in the vacant space. Using the Selection tool is also how you would move, copy, cut & paste, and resize your text.

4) Convert Ink To Text:

PS: To do this and perhaps some other features, you also need Microsoft Tablet PC Recognizer pack (TPR/TRP) for Xp above...

Use the selection tool to highlight the ink you want to convert. Tap on Actions, Convert Handwriting to Text. The approval window will pop up, allowing you to make any corrections. At this point, you can also choose to maintain your line breaks or have the Tablet convert it all into a single paragraph.

5) Grouping Pen Strokes Together:
To ensure that the text conversion feature recognizes a collection of ink strokes as a single word, use the Group As One Word command. First you highlight the selection with the Selection Tool and then tap Actions, Group As One Word. The Group command also allows you to batch together handwriting, drawings, text boxes, shapes, pictures, and flags so that you can move them around as a single unit.

6) Email from Windows Journal:

You can email information from Windows Journal in two ways. First select the handwritten section and tap on Actions, then Convert Section to Email. The second way is to include the selected portion of Windows Journal as a graphics attachment. Lol Of course any Email app is still needed (e.g. Outlook Express, Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, AOL, etc)..

Etc...lolz


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Recommended Links on WinMatrix (My Other Threads)! :

- Get original Vista Snipping Tool, Inkball, Sticky Notes, Texas Hold'em etc ported to Xp here ->Other original Vista and Tablet PC applications - ported to Xp All as well.

- Vista File Viewer (Vista Explorer Preview Pane) "ported" to Xp here->Another useful feature of Vista Explorer (Vista File Viewer/Explorer Preview Pane) - "ported/applied" to Xp one.

- Xp Tablet PC PowerToys 2005 ported to "Normal" Xp here ->Get Xp Tablet PC 2005 Apps and PowerToys running well on "Normal" Xp (Pro, Home, MCE -SP2/SP3).

- VistaXp theme by KOL for Windows Xp -> full MSStyles + wallpapers, only 2,9 Mb
The coolest and most famous Vista-like VS / theme skin for Windows Xp. Even better than both Zune and Royal ones. Credits to KOL, i hope it's OK here.
Download VistaXp theme skin for Xp (full):
http://www.4shared.c...Windows_Xp.html

- Best Replacement for Windows Calendar on Xp from MS (it also works on Vista), only 2,8 Mb
Microsoft Works Stand Alone Calendar version 9 (free OEM version), only 2,8 Mb. This is the best replacement for Windows Calendar (Vista) on Xp, in both GUI and features: i.e. you can also export as ics (icalendar file), share, transfer to Windows Calendar from Works Calendar in Xp/Vista machine, etc. Requires .Net framework 2.0 or higher installed before. If you want Microsoft Vista Calendar application on Xp, just give it a try.
MD5 : 9865B60186D53F5F177CAD9DAEC025B2
Download Microsoft Works 9 Calendar Stand Alone Installer (zip, only 2,8 Mb):
http://www.4shared.c..._Installer.html


...I love all Vista to Xp ports! (Apps, features, and GUI and so on). Enjoy and once again, Long Live Xp!

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(SPECIAL ADDED HERE:)

CONVERT XP PRO / HOME ETC TO XP TABLET PC 2005 OS WITHOUT CLEAN INSTALL

You can also convert your original Xp Pro (and Home) to real Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS with all tablet apps without clean install by using this "Xp to Xp Tablet PC 2005 Transformation Pack": http://www.4shared.c...et_PC_2005.html maybe it can help you mate (Another mirror download link: http://depositfiles....files/173n1c4m1 )

Added: For "Xp Pro/Home/Tablet/2003 to Xp MCE 2005 Transformation Pack" without clean install, just download this one: http://depositfiles....files/e36w3x9ja

SPECIAL VISTA PACK FOR XP TABLET PC 2005 APPLICATIONS:

This special pack is to change some Xp Tablet PC 2005 Applications (Tablet PC Input Panel/TIP, Journal, Inkball, Sticky Notes) look like the ones in Vista Ultimate/Premium/Enterprise (or even maybe on Windows 7) "little" xD. Working on original Windows Xp Tablet PC 2005 and the "converted versions" of it (e.g Xp Pro/Home which have been "converted" yet to Tablet PC 2005 OS) all. Btw you can also get "vistaized" Inkball game and Sticky Notes working fine "portably" on Xp Pro/Non tablet PC only by installing Windows Journal Viewer and .Net framework 1.1. If you don't have Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS but still want some of its components on Xp Pro/Home by default (just like Windows Vista/Seven) Google it or you can read my threads (Wincert and WinMatrix) about how to easily convert Xp Pro/Home/MCE to Tablet PC 2005 or have some components of it etc: http://www.wincert.n...?showtopic=5023 and you can also do the same with MCE 2005 on Xp Pro/Home/Tablet PC (Windows Media Center): http://www.wincert.n...?showtopic=5602

Yeah, the versions of above Tablet PC applications in Vista only have little different GUIs, especially icon (and toolbar on Journal). So you can change/replace them for having the same icons with Vista's ones. This pack even will add some additional components which are some Vista-like Tablet PC control panel applets (Vista Tablet PC and Pen applets) on Xp control panel, yeah just really like Vista xD (as well as my Tablet PC Input Panel Installer for Xp Pro, Home, MCE etc on Wincert and WinMatrix forums). Completely with guide (included) for more info...:

- Download Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC 2005 Applications:

Name: Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC Applications.zip
Size: only 2,38 Mb
MD5 check: 1ee15a35a8397b36ded9ba6c0a420f0e

http://www.4shared.c...plications.html

Download Vista / Windows 7 Icons for TIP, Journal, Sticky Notes, Inkball (XP Tablet PC Applications):
http://www.4shared.c...icky_Notes.html


Recommendation:
Again, if you only want to get working MCE and/or Tablet PC applications on your Xp Pro/Home/MCE (for tablet apps)/Tablet PC (for MCE app)/Server 2003 especially for "Windows customization and standard usability purposes" e.g make it like Vista etc, then it might be enough to install them using my instant Windows Media Center and Tablet PC installers etc. But if you really want to build a real Media Center PC or install it on real Tablet PC with all equipments, then it might be better (recommended) to get original Xp MCE 2005 or Tablet PC 2005 (legal or...lol) or at least you can also convert your current Xp/2003 OSes to Xp MCE 2005 and/or Tablet PC 2005 (or even both) using above ways as recommended. Especially since they might have been intentionally designed and optimized for the purpose by MS (e.g some settings, basic drivers, etc). Please consider about the advantages and disadvantages, pros and cons, before doing the job. You can still use the same skin/GUI on them using e.g My Vista Skin for Xp MCE 2005 or Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC 2005 applications to make the apps like the ones in Vista / Windows 7, get them here or from my other related threads. Anyway good luck and long live Xp.

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CREDITS TO : Xprox from Wincert (Thx alot mate, nice idea to porting them also for your kind support!), MSDN, Microsoft, MS Technet, MS Research, CodeProject, Rafael, fediaFedia (Thx alot you are the best), Vishal Gupta (My "Guru" in Xp to Vista reverse engineering), My Indonesian Friends in customization and programming language VB .Net, C etc in Win-PowerToy: Ilham, Gun-Tour, Jenny, Farid, thx alot you are the best and absolutely finally WinMatrix for this great forum and great people. Still many persons i can't mention, again, thx alot to you all!

PS : Please feel free to redistribute them/re-upload/share the download links etc...As i hope more people can download and enjoy them on Xp...Thx alot!

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 01:46 PM

Thanks AMIRZ,

GREAT WORK !!!

I had Vista Ultimate on one of my PCs and I use to work on Windows Journal. Really liked that software and always wanted it for my XP PC.

Now, thanks to you that problem has been taken care of.

Here's my screenshot for you:
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Oh! btw, can I post it on my blog Eighty Three's Club too!!!
Will give you full credit, Thanks.

P.S. I didn't installed that Tablet PC Recognizer Pack you mentioned above, still, the journal is working fine as you can see in the screenshot.
What is the use of it anyways.

Edited by codename83, 05 September 2008 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 01:53 PM

Great post again AMIRZ!
Only a matter of time when you port other apps *hint* ;)

Edited by fediaFedia, 05 September 2008 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 03:39 PM

Thanks AMIRZ,

GREAT WORK !!!

I had Vista Ultimate on one of my PCs and I use to work on Windows Journal. Really liked that software and always wanted it for my XP PC.

Now, thanks to you that problem has been taken care of.

Here's my screenshot for you:
Posted Image

Oh! btw, can I post it on my blog Eighty Three's Club too!!!
Will give you full credit, Thanks.

P.S. I didn't installed that Tablet PC Recognizer Pack you mentioned above, still, the journal is working fine as you can see in the screenshot.
What is the use of it anyways.


:) Hello codename83, great screenshot! Nice apple theme for Journal (btw, is it from Leopard or?). About TPR, as i said above , the TPR (Tablet PC Recognizer Pack) is just OPTIONAL (i mean it's optional for Journal only, not for other Tablet PC apps that ported to Xp such as some TPC powertoys etc. But it's still recommended...).

You can still run Windows Journal without installing TPR. So don't worry about it. However, the use of it (as described) is mainly to recognize your handwriting/inking before converting them to text in Windows Journal (even to another object (e.g. OLE) and voice later (with additional API)). It's very common feature to almost all Tablet PC based applications, included Some Xp TPC PowerToys, Journal, Office OneNote, Sticky Notes features etc, or also with use of plug ins later etc. I'd like to explain e.g the file dependencies and API of Tablet PC here more detailly, but it seems irrelevant in this sub forum (Windows Customization) except some basic description. For further information i think we should go to MSDN together.... :D lol :D Just kidding mate.

:P About posting them Yes, please, my pleasure. You can share the link, reupload, etc etc (lol i'm not the owner but MS), as i said i hope more people can download and enjoy it/them on Xp. Once again, thanks alot codename83 for your real contribution. You are so kind. Could i add you as my friend here or there? :D

Great post again AMIRZ!
Only a matter of time when you port other apps *hint* ;)


:P Thanx alot fediaFedia. as i said on your DA before hopefully there will always be more better stuffs and efforts from people to all of us. Indeed there will be the same case for e.g. Windows Vista and Windows 7 in the future, so Windows Customization never dies like Rock'n Roll music. There are many persons who more capable than me with their better efforts and stuffs like you, Vishal Gupta, and Rafael and Zoronax (Alky etc). I am still learning about "Positive hacking" now lol :P . I have also learnt much from you until now, even forever. I can say i am always your loyal fan of your greatest work and kindness as my biggest inspiration...also Thx for also being my friend fediaFedia... :)...it's Honour for me, again thx :P

btw, if you dont mind could you please also add it to your "Xp to Vista Tutorial" on Deviantart fediaFedia? as well as other ported stuffs? As surely we all hope more people can download and enjoy them on Xp. Again, thx alot to codename83 and fediaFedia...nice men :P

Long Live Xp!

Edited by AMIRZ, 06 September 2008 - 09:21 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:16 PM

Hey AMIRZ,

Thanks for clearing that out and as for adding me as you friend, well, i am your friend, always will be, so you don't have to ask for my permission.

Bye, see ya!!

And btw, that apple theme, that's from Flyakite OSX 3.5.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:09 PM

U do deliver !! BTW, can u port that chess game from Vista ( I know its impossible coz its DX10 stuff ) :lol:

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:26 PM

U do deliver !! BTW, can u port that chess game from Vista ( I know its impossible coz its DX10 stuff ) :lol:


:lol: As you said, nearly impossible (at least to me :blink: ). Hopefully there will be more advanced effort. Btw, how about this idea: "skinning" brutal chess? anybody? let's share the job :woot: :lol:

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:57 AM

U do deliver !! BTW, can u port that chess game from Vista ( I know its impossible coz its DX10 stuff ) :lol:




U do deliver !! BTW, can u port that chess game from Vista ( I know its impossible coz its DX10 stuff ) :lol:


:lol: As you said, nearly impossible (at least to me :blink: ). Hopefully there will be more advanced effort. Btw, how about this idea: "skinning" brutal chess? anybody? let's share the job :woot: :lol:



Hey Guys, that's a great idea about skinning Brutal Chess, but if you ask me, Shaag Chess (www.gamesbyscott.com) resembles more to Chess Titans than Brutal Chess, so how 'bout skinning it to make it more like Chess Titans, what do ya say. :)

Shaag Chess
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And, since you mentioned it Lord Devrexster, I had these Chess Titans files (uploaded by RobinsonCow on rapidshare.com) which I tried running it but it gave me this error :angry:

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Don't know if that helps or not, but thought I should mention it here. :whistle:

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:41 AM

Hey Guys, that's a great idea about skinning Brutal Chess, but if you ask me, Shaag Chess (www.gamesbyscott.com) resembles more to Chess Titans than Brutal Chess, so how 'bout skinning it to make it more like Chess Titans, what do ya say. :)

Shaag Chess
[url="http://img165.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shaagchessin3.png"]Posted Image[/url]

And, since you mentioned it Lord Devrexster, I had these Chess Titans files (uploaded by RobinsonCow on rapidshare.com) which I tried running it but it gave me this error :angry:

[url="http://img165.imageshack.us/my.php?image=chesserrorpo8.png"]Posted Image[/url]

Don't know if that helps or not, but thought I should mention it here. :whistle:
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Wow, thx for sharing. I think i have to give it a try. If we are talking about function (as chess game) Brutal chess is Xp equivalent of chess titan, but if it based on Desktop Customization (visual element), i think we have to make it visually more like Chess Titan. But as beginning/for awhile, Brutal Chess is also the best replacement for it so far. However i have to try Shaag chess now as you said. Cya... :D

What? Chess Titan from Robinson? Lol i also downloaded same files of it from there. and they don't f***g work at all :blink:

Edited by AMIRZ, 06 September 2008 - 11:20 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:03 PM

Hey Guys, that's a great idea about skinning Brutal Chess, but if you ask me, Shaag Chess (www.gamesbyscott.com) resembles more to Chess Titans than Brutal Chess, so how 'bout skinning it to make it more like Chess Titans, what do ya say. :)

Shaag Chess
[url="http://img165.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shaagchessin3.png"]Posted Image[/url]

Don't know if that helps or not, but thought I should mention it here. :whistle:
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:( Hello codename83, i have just tried shaag chess. However, in my personal opinion Brutall Chess still resembles more to chess titan than it. But still thanks for your input... :P

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 04:36 PM

Hey AMIRZ, I wasn't taking about the functionality of Shaag Chess, only the visual resemblance it has with Chess Titans.

I myself had played Brutal Chess before settling for Shaag Chess as I didn't like its appearance. As for your skinning idea, good luck with that, do tell me about the progress and if you want any help, do count on me.

Although I am not much of an expert on this, but will try to help as much as I can.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:24 PM

Hey AMIRZ, I wasn't taking about the functionality of Shaag Chess, only the visual resemblance it has with Chess Titans.

I myself had played Brutal Chess before settling for Shaag Chess as I didn't like its appearance. As for your skinning idea, good luck with that, do tell me about the progress and if you want any help, do count on me.

Although I am not much of an expert on this, but will try to help as much as I can.


:P lol i meant i invited everybody to do it :D but if i have more time, i will try but no promise
Now i'm still working n fixing some other jobs etc pliz wish me luck. thx codename83 cya... :punk:

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:25 PM

:) Hello everybody, sorry but just some new updates here (also please see/read the main thread above):



- Updated Windows Journal Installer Version 2 (Last):

Changes log:

- Fixed little Vista GUI
- Journal files association (JTP and JNT) now with Windows Journal by default.
- Added Explorer thumbnails features for JNT and JTP (already built in)
- Registry fixes and so on.

- Manual installation files have also been updated.

All Perfect now... :D


I have also updated this thread alittle such as MD5 checksum for checking integrity etc. Thx alot for your attention and cya!



Regards, Amirz. :)

Edited by AMIRZ, 24 September 2008 - 12:51 AM.


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Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:22 PM

Very Cool Port !
Never heard of WinMatrix before this.
I'll be trying this for sure.

I see the 4shared links to these files are no longer working .. re-up ?
- TPR lite English-US -> only 3,1 Mb:
- TPR lite English-UK -> only 2,86 Mb:

AMIRZ, you have major skillz. :D

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:33 PM

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I see if you choose custom when installing the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Recognizer Pack (TRPSetup.exe) you can just choose the languages you want.

FYI !

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:42 PM

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I see if you choose custom when installing the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Recognizer Pack (TRPSetup.exe) you can just choose the languages you want.

FYI !


:) Thx digitaldoctors.org fyi, but as i said above, instead of downloading full 80 Mb original Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Recognizer Pack from MS, for English users only (as i think it can be "trouble" for some people who have dial up connection or limited bandwidth), it's better to just download the "lite" versions (English only-recompiled/repacked, for only about 3Mb!) above. All download links on 4shared are working very well. Enjoy. Cya ... :)

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:30 AM

My menu systems are missing the checkmarks !

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I've only tried this on one PC.

Any ideas ?

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:57 AM

My menu systems are missing the checkmarks !

Attached File  vista.journal.on.xp.no.checkmarks.in.menusystem.jpg   24.23K   101 downloads

I've only tried this on one PC.

Any ideas ?


Yes, so is mine. I think it's just a small bug in Journal GUI, and still hidden. But the most important thing is the function is still 100% working, so dont worry (for example, previously some ported apps such as original Windows Vista Sidebar and Paint had also some little bugs on Xp, though most of them have been corrected by Alky 1.1, still not 100% perfect). Anyhow thx alot for the report mate, i will still investigate and also do the best i can to fix it. :)

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:07 PM

My menu systems are missing the checkmarks !

Attached File  vista.journal.on.xp.no.checkmarks.in.menusystem.jpg   24.23K   101 downloads

I've only tried this on one PC.

Any ideas ?


OK, i have fixed this bug (it seems when i was "editing"/"tweaking" the binary, something unneccessary for previous V2 installer). Sorry for little inconvenience, but it's finally 100% OK now, done. You can redownload Windows Journal Installer in the thread above, by same download link. It's recommended to uninstall it before installing the latest installer (V3) from me. I hope there won't be ever any troble/bug anymore. Thx alot for your report digitaldoctors.org! :)

Changes log (V3):


- Fixed little Vista GUI
- Journal files association (JTP and JNT) now with Windows Journal by default.
- Added Explorer thumbnails features for JNT and JTP (already built in)
- Registry fixes and so on.
- Fixed bug at check mark (thx to Digitaldoctors.org for the report)
- Updated MD5 checksum

- Manual installation files have also been updated.


All Perfect now... :D

PS: i will also pm you bro ;)

Edited by AMIRZ, 19 October 2008 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2008 - 08:34 PM

Fixed it


Cool ! I'll try it !
:)
:D :D :D :D

Two thumbs up to the WinMatrix team for this tricked out IPB. Tres Slick.

Edited by digitaldoctors.org, 19 October 2008 - 08:35 PM.


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