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Windows 7: Cannot find gadgets anywhere


02 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Cannot find gadgets anywhere

My gadgets are totally missing. I have not used them in a long time and I think I deleted them somehow. Is there a way I can get that functionality back? I did not disable them. The Group policy settings are not configured. I cannot search them on my cpanel, personalization, desktop right-click... they are totally gone. Well, except for the gadgets folder but it is empty too.

Anybody know of a way to re-install gadget functionality?

many thanks,
Mike

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02 Sep 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Do a system restore to a point when you still had your gadgets...
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02 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the response but that would be close to 6-7 months ago. I have backups since that time but I do not want to go through that hassle of reconfiguring everything. Any other ideas?

thanks!
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02 Sep 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That depends on how badly you need/want the gadgets... you could simply re download/install them..
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02 Sep 2010   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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02 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

But I cannot find the gadgets anywhere. It does not show up in appearance and personalization, cpanel, or under searches (see photos attached.) Thank you for the link, I looked at that before.

Mike

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02 Sep 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Type features in start menu search, and make sure you have that box checked in the features, follow the prompts.


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02 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

haha! you are the man! Thanks to you all for your time. The service you provide is invaluable.

Mike
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02 Sep 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by styks1987 View Post
haha! you are the man! Thanks to you all for your time. The service you provide is invaluable.

Mike
You're welcome Mike, We aim to please!
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