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Windows 7: Looking for a gadget that may not exist...

27 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
Looking for a gadget that may not exist...

I'm looking for what I would think would be a very very simple thing, to serve my very techno-phobic co-workers:

I need something that will persistently display info from a document on the desktop of a shared computer (could be like the Windows 7 "sticky note" gadget). The computer gets reset every night by Deep Freeze (goes back to a restore point), so that displayed note would have to pull from our shared drive, not from the internal hard drive. So basically I need something that I can install (and create a new restore point with it installed) that will persistently display text pulled from a word or notepad doc stored on the shared drive, on the desktop.

Does anything like this exist?

Ok, I actually found something that is completely different but works perfectly for my purposes:

BUT, I can't figure out how to get it to refresh often. Help?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums JustSomeDude. Had a look around. First it seems you must run this as a task on Seven. Second, looks like you need to create a batch file to get it to refresh.


BGINFO from Sysinternals on Server 2008, Windows 7, Vista, 2008 R2 -

GPO Run BGInfo at user logon

SysInternals Utility–BGInfo | Mike Shellenberger's Blog

run bginfo as a schedued task - Sysinternals Forums - Page 1

BGInfo - App Scripts -

Hopefully some help to get you on your way.

A Guy
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