So sorry for this question.
I'm running WS2008R2 Enterprise (x64) + all updates. I know this is a Windows 7 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?