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Windows 7: Don't have desktop widgets?

11 Jan 2009   #1

 
 
Don't have desktop widgets?

Every time I right click and try to enter gadgets the cursor spins for half a second and nothing happens.

I was able to use desktop gadgets fine with the leaked version of 7, now the official one doesn't have it.

Did they take it out?

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11 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Make sure UAC is enabled. If you disable it, gadgets won't work. Don't ask why... I already sent Microsoft some feedback on this.
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11 Jan 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello dba137, welcome to Windows 7 Forums!

Have a look at the "Warning" in this tutorial; at the link below.

Gadgets - Add or Remove from Desktop














Later Ted
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01 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

What is "UAC?"
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01 Aug 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

User Account Control ... its a nag screen that MS included to beef up security .. sortta
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01 Aug 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

You find it from START > Getting Started > Chance UAC settings

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