Windows Desktop Manager issue

need help it says it is started but still deskscape says something weird

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 by siten0308 | Discussion: Animated Wallpapers


I downloaded and installed everything correctly and successfully, but for some reason, when i go to the desktop background and then to Deskscape animated wallpapers, i click on one and it says "the desktop window manager is not running, deskscape requires the desktop window manager (uxsms) service to be running to function" so i check the service in services.msc, but it says its started and automatic, but the service is called " Desktop window manager session manager" is that the same? please help i want this to work, it would be great. Thank you in advance.

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Neil Banfield
Reply #41 Thursday, December 3, 2009 11:05 AM

Hello all,

Even i have the same damn error,

why dont stardock support solve this issue,

dont the support guys see the forum posts,

so many people are experiencing the same issue over and over,

Stardock u better solve the issue soon, before u loose precious customers.............................

What version of Deskscapes are you using and under which OS?

That sounds like an error that you might get running Deskscapes 2 on Windows 7.

Reply #42 Friday, December 4, 2009 5:16 PM

Even i have the same damn error,

why dont stardock support solve this issue,

dont the support guys see the forum posts,

Yes, we see them.  The problem is there's nothing we can really do to make sure you're running dwm other than check for it and give an error when it's not running.  Common issues are not having your Windows Experience Rating updated, disabling the Aero theme, disabling desktop composition in visual effects options, having another application running that shuts down dwm, and as Neil said, running DeskScapes 2 on Windows 7 (which will produce this error regardless of the above being set correctly).

Reply #43 Friday, January 1, 2010 11:00 AM

After reading Shirley's post (and having a bit of British thinking).
If you go into WindowBlinds and select the Vista Aero theme from it then Deskscapes will work.
Then you can change back to the WindowBlinds theme you were using and Deskscapes will keep the .dream running.
If you want to change the .dream you will need to change WindowBlinds back to Aero theme.

 For helpful purposes I'm using:
Vista Home Basic.
WindowBlinds 7.01 (235).
Deskscapes 3.

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