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Windows 7: Annoying gadget problem

05 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Annoying gadget problem

Hello! I've got a problem with my gadgets. I've made a format of my laptop and I've upgraded my Vista 64 bit to win 7(64bit) home premium. Now it appears that there are several gadgets that are now working and acting weirdly - mainly weather, calendar and and additional gadget from my Kaspersky antivirus. Every time when I'm trying to place one gadget on my desktop- appear two, for example when I'm trying to place a weather gadget, I've got the proper one (in which I have no access to settings) placed where I wanted, and another which looks like a big icon of the gadget and freezes on my desktop in a annoying, "always stay on top" way. I can't turn it of or do anything with the annoying copy, but it disappear after reboot of the system and the aiming gadget is still not working, or it also disappears I've tried to uninstall them and restore the default ones but its not working.

Is it possible that I'm missing some drivers? or there is something messed up in my registry? Could you please help me?

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05 Sep 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)


Welcome to Seven Forums
Do you have UAC disabled?

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05 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

Hello chskylark,

Try these steps :
Go to Start –> Search and type regedit
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Settings
Right Click on the right pan of the registry editor and Create A New DWORD(of 32 Bit Value). Name it “AllowElevatedProcess” and set its value as “1″.
Close the registry

Please share the result..

If the issue still happens, I would suggest you to reinstall the Graphice driver properly...
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05 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you no i don't - UAC is set on a default level.

I went to the registry but I don't have 'settings' folder... there is only sidebar(with standard value set on 1) ->compability
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05 Sep 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Type Gadgets into Start/search > View list of running gadgets > delete the duplicates.
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05 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I did that but those that are duplicated are not shown on the list
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05 Sep 2010   #7

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)


Have a look at this thread from Kaspersky Forums and also this one from Windows Forums.
Are you running the current version of Kaspersky?

Keep us posted and your thoughts on the best way forward

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05 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Yes I have the newest version of Kaspersky... unfortunately as I see
thank you very much for those links - I'll try to follow described there steps and we'll see how it will work out.
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05 Sep 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

This is simple, but if it works will save all the trouble. Turn the gadget platform off. Reboot. Turn it back on.Reboot.

Gadgets - Turn On or Off

A Guy
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06 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I've solved the problem - I've uninstalled the newest Kaspersky and installed the previous version thank you for your help
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