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Windows 7: Cannot get gadgets to work

27 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
Cannot get gadgets to work

I am new to this group. This is my first post. I am running Win7 home 64bit.
I just tried to install some of the gadgets that came with the OS. When I right click on the desktop and select gadgets I get a message saying that gadgets are managed by your system administrator. I am an administrator on my system. I checked the folder c:\program Files (X86)\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets and there are folders there.
When I checked C:\Users\MyUserName\....Windows sidebar\Gadgets\ this folder was empty. I copied the folders from the folder under (X86) to this folder but the gadgets still do not work I get the same message that gadgets are managed by the system administrator.


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27 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines

Hi BitByter and welcome to Seven Forums,
Read this and apply the fix you need. Enable Gadgets in your case.
Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerabilities in Gadgets could allow remote code execution

And then this if needed:
Desktop gadgets: frequently asked questions
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27 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home 64bit


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27 Nov 2012   #4
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi, I would like to say that you should try out Rainmeter instead its safer then windows gadgets add way more customization and uses way less memory, the picture shows how I have my setup

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