Quote: Originally Posted by poomobile
... The problem is that on all my other systems, they are running just fine. I wonder if they have done something to machines that have activated windows 7 in 2013?
I'm tempted to reinstall windows to try it....
I have no advice as I am in a similar situation. I just re-installed Windows 7 Ult 32 this morning and am now finding my factory-included Windows Weather gadget is giving the same "cannot connect to service" message.
Re-installed the widget between restarts and cleared app data caches without anti-virus and checked connection, as well as various adjustments in User Account Control. I should note that I cleaned my excess Winsxs files from prior to the SP1 update; but I dont see how that would affect it. It was working fine yesterday during yet another OS re-install.
I had just got done tweaking the last program; about 7 hours work, so it was especially disappointing not knowing if it is my end or MSNs weather service.
It might be worth noting that reading another post, I decided to try my factory-included currency converter and it failed to connect as well.
I also downloaded and tried a nearly identical weather widget that is frankly basically the same thing (iWeather Gadget) and it failed to connect also. However my NWS Radar gadget is updating fine.
The issue is ultimately : is it just me or the other end?
I would ask if you are certain the gadget is operating on your other systems or are they just not updating and frozen on the last update, as happens sometimes, making them look functional. • It can be checked, of course, by re-entering your location or a new one and seeing if they are indeed updating/refreshing.
I'm afraid I'm not much help, but I thought I would try to contribute a bit and let you know that another in a very similar situation is having the same problem; you aren't alone.