A couple of days back I posted about a Windows sidebar widget that showed appointments from Windows Calendar right on the desktop. While useful enough for Windows Vista users, Nakodari was kind enough to point out that Windows 7 did not by default come with the Calendar bundled. Since I had indicated in my post that it was possible to use Windows Calendar on Windows 7 as well, I thought it better to have a guide on how to do that.
First, download the ZIP file (link provided at the bottom of this post) and extract it somewhere easily accessible.
Second, navigate to C:\Program Files and create a new folder with the name ‘Windows Calendar’.
Now simply copy the extracted contents of the ZIP file to this new folder. For ease of access, I would recommend pinning the WinCal.exe shortcut to taskbar or start menu. You can do this by right-clicking the icon and selecting Pin to Taskbar.
That’s all there is to it. You can now use Windows Calendar as you would any normal application. Also, since we’ve placed the application in the location it was originally supposed to be, any programs that look for it to work (like the gadget we reviewed earlier), will work perfectly.
Download Windows Calendar