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Windows 7: Gadgets Not Showing Correctly

14 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Gadgets Not Showing Correctly

I've tried to restore the desktop gadgets that came with Windows 7.
When I click on to restore them it tells me this:
There were no Windows or administrator gadgets to restore.
When I try to add a gadget to the desktop I get this teeny thing on the desktop. I can take a picture of it if that helps.
Thank you for your time.
Since I've received no replies with help I thought I'd add a picture of what I'm getting when I try to add a Gadget to the desktop. I tried to add the weather one but all I see is what's in this picture:

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15 Jan 2013   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Hi there,
Open taskmgr and kill sidebar.exe process.
Open the run box and type the following text and press Enter.

%localappdata%\microsoft\Windows Sidebar
Rename the Settings.ini to Settingsold.ini and then launch the gadgets again.

Let us know if it works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

They all seem to be working now except the yellow "weather"one. But I can do without that one. Oh to be so smart as you!
Thank you for your help.
I guess I can mark this as Solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2013   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Glad to hear that.
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