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Windows 7: Windows Gadgets not Working hellllp

10 Dec 2012   #1
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Windows Gadgets not Working hellllp

Hi all of my gadgets are not working iv done all the fixes nothing is working, is there any way to reinstall windows sidebar ??
i also have done all the fixes from microsoft and here

!!! They stopped working exactly : when i was downloading Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 it told me that i have to remove Mcafee so when i clicked YES the Gadgets turned into what you see in my desktop picture.


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10 Dec 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Go to Windows features and tried turning off the Gadget platform rebooting your computer go back in and turn the gadget platform back on and reboot your computer again and see what happens.
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10 Dec 2012   #3
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Didnt work man
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10 Dec 2012   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you tried to do a System Restore to a point before you install Bitdefender?
System Restore

Jerry
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10 Dec 2012   #5
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Nope (
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10 Dec 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have.

If the above does not work try a Repair Install

Jerry
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10 Dec 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Their is a good chance that BitDefender turned off many Gadgets for security reasons.
Just Google Gadget Security Threats
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15 Dec 2012   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Removing McAfee is what causes this, but I have as yet been unable to determine what the ultimate fix is. Try creating a new user, and see if the problem exists there. Chances are it will not, and the best thing may be to transfer to the new user account.

Fix a corrupted user profile

A Guy
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15 Dec 2012   #9
trunk8d

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Hey there, just signed up to say that I myself removed mcafee internet security from my system and my gadgets went the way of the dodo too. I am just using windows firewall at the moment and am suffering the same exact issues as moe89. I am going to try the SFC/SCANNOW soon. I was just wondering how or what the program name that gadgets use to get past the firewall normally, or if it is a type of connection that I need to allow? any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated. I am using Windows 7 pro x64.
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16 Dec 2012   #10
trunk8d

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

On a side note, I DL'd an additional gadget from weather underground it worked until I rebooted. That is why I am asking as to the type of connection or underlying program name to look for within the firewall rules.
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