Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: restore windows 7 gadgets


23 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
restore windows 7 gadgets

ok so i followed a tutorial a long time ago (not sure which one) on reinstating vista sidebar. my problem now is i want the windows 7 one back.
i have tried renaming my windows sidebar 2 folder back to windows sidebar and also tried sfc /scannow but neither work.
when i looked at the log from sfc it says sidebar.exe source file is also corrupt.

is there any other way apart from windows repair to get back windows 7 gadgets.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Nov 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome to the Forum,

Gadgets - Restore Default Gadgets
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

this just opened up my vista stile sidebar again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


23 Nov 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

OK Ill try again
Ill try to avoid strike 3
Windows 7 Sidebar Missing
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

sorry to be a pain but its just that this vista sidebar has replace my windows 7 gadgets. i cant get any desktop gadgets because if i try to do anything with any windows 87 gadgets it just brings up vistas add gadget box then puts them in the sidebar
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You may have to fix the registry. Im would be reluctant to go into that area.
but try this and cross fingers and hope
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


Run 3 times if errors are found
If you did this recently a system restore will definately fix it.
A repair install will fix it too if you have the install DVD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

ok im running sfc for the 3rd time now hopefully 3rd time lucky. system restore is out because it was ages ago when i did it. and i rather not do a repair install. i will if i have no other option. im hoping that there is something else i can do to fix it though
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

ok 3rd time lucky didnt work. am i conceding to do a repair install then is that my last option
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Does SFC show errors for sidebar?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

yes quite a few mostly like this

2010-11-23 16:20:21, Info CSI 0000025f [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:72{36}]"\??\C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar"\[l:22{11}]"sidebar.exe"; source file in store is also corrupted
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 restore windows 7 gadgets




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:02 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33