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Windows 7: Gadgets not starting auto

17 Jul 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Gadgets not starting auto

So sorry for this question.

I'm running WS2008R2 Enterprise (x64) + all updates. I know this is a Win7 forum however they are built on the same base engine.

I have an "old" computer system and a new computer system. both running the same OS.

I managed some how on the old OS a long time ago to get the sidebar/gadgets to work just like Windows 7. and it starts automatically when you log in which is great.

on the new system, whilst it does work but it does not auto start with the system or when i log in. the only way is for me to right click the desktop and select "gadgets" from the context menu, then the gadgets appear and so does the "gadget centre" where you can choose your gadgets.

Any idea whats wrong?

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21 Jul 2011   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums ahmedilyas. Sorry for slow reply, I've been busy . This is not a direct fix for you, but a very satisfactory work around if you cannot figure out how to autostart what you have.

Convert your Windows Server 2008 to a Workstation! » Blog Archive » Installing the Vista SideBar

Good luck. A Guy
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21 Jul 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Does the problem computer have a folder named c:\program files\windows sidebar?
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21 Jul 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

thank-you all.

1) I dont want to use the vista sidebar. only the windows 7 gadget
2) yes, the problem computer has C:\Program files\Windows Sidebar

my program files are actually directed on D:\ in the reg and it does have D:\Program Files.

everything works fine, its just the gadget wont autostart
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