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Windows 7: accuweather will not let me select town


02 Mar 2013   #1

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accuweather will not let me select town

It is set to New York but I live in Australia. it doesnt recognise any country or state let alone my town. it is like the gadget is not working at all apart from the image showing up on the desktop. i have done a system repair and i have tried to use the windows gadget area to download it again but it does not have this function. i dont want to download another version of it since the function is already on the computer and i dont want to be doubling up space no matter how big or small it is. it should work. if i buy a product i expect every facet of it to work


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02 Mar 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you a link to the gadget so we can try and set the location. and post you a solution
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02 Mar 2013   #3

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how do i get the link? it is through the gadget function when you right click on the desktop

i have added a pic of it - you can see that the internet is connected, that the accuweather cannot update itself and that the window for updating the town will not recognise anything


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02 Mar 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

it would seem that the weather gadget is not connecting to the server, at least thats the message i get.

i see from your snip thats that case for you also, so its not going to find your location until it connects.
i would use a different gadget that works.
microsoft have done away with gadget support as they want everyone using the apps in windows 8.

if you try the currency converter you may see that is not working also.

this happened a while ago then worked again so its intermittent.
there are plenty of decent gadgets out there that will work. there is one that is very similar in appearance, it was posted in a similar thread to this ,will have a search and post you a link.
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02 Mar 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok, had a search and here is a post with some links .

Built in Microsoft gadgets "cannot connect to service"
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02 Mar 2013   #6

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thanks so much. my hard drive crashed 3 days ago and had to be replaced. it was working fine on the other hard drive but this one is just doesnt want to work. i have tried the link you provided for cannot connect to service and now have one that is almost the same. thanks so much. bloody windows!
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