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Windows 7: no gadgets

09 Apr 2013   #1
Newmarket2

windows 7 home premium
 
 
no gadgets

Twice now, I've restarted and no gadgets. The ones on the desktop don't appear and the right-click-on-desktop lists gadgets, but nothing comes up.

I can fix the problem by restoring a previous version, but I'd like to PREVENT the problem - not just do restores.

Anyone have any solutions?


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09 Apr 2013   #2
Newmarket2

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Solved it. In Control Panel; in Programs and Features; to the left is "Turn Windows Features on or off"
I turned of gadgets (then had to reboot) and turned it on again and there they were.
I still have to see if whatever messed with gadgets before does it again.
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20 Apr 2013   #3
cmyint

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 
Restore Windows gadgets

I mistakenly deleted my clock gadget and to get it back I clicked on "Start" and in the search box I typed "Restore Gadgets" without the quotes and all of my gadgets returned to normal.
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21 Apr 2013   #4
Newmarket2

windows 7 home premium
 
 

cmyint,
That's a lot quicker and easier.
If it happens again, I hope I remember your method!
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23 Apr 2013   #5
andreibutilca

Mac OS X
 
 

Hello Newmarket2.

I noticed your thread (next to mine) about the gadgets failing to load at boot. The issues I am having are IDENTICAL to yours.

What solved it for you (Windows Features off, then back on again), solves it for me as well BUT just temporarily, for 1 day maximum. The problem then starts happening once again.

There is absolutely no permanent fix as far as I know/nobody knows what exactly is causing this erratic behavior.

Care to keep me updated if you find any solution that is permanent? Thanks a lot.
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23 Apr 2013   #6
andreibutilca

Mac OS X
 
 

Disabled them entirely + Microsoft suggest they pose security risks.
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23 Apr 2013   #7
cmyint

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 

As I posted earlier, I clicked on Start and typed Restore Gadgets and my gadgets reappeared as they should be and I haven't had a problem since.
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23 Apr 2013   #8
andreibutilca

Mac OS X
 
 

Define "since".
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24 Apr 2013   #9
cmyint

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 

It has been one week now and I don't have any problem with gadgets.
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24 Apr 2013   #10
andreibutilca

Mac OS X
 
 

Well then, my fair man, you should consider yourself lucky. Everything I tried so far only lasted for maximum 2 days (or the equivalent of 3-4 reboots).

Keeping my gadgets disabled for now, as Microsoft branded them as insecure for Windows. I'd rather have a safer OS than some eye candy (that isn't that important or critical for me, anyway - I can check my weather on a website manually).

Good luck and thanks for your answer!
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