Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Weather gadget is Backwards

25 Apr 2013   #1
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Weather gadget is Backwards

The Weather gadget is confused. It thinks it's nighttime when it's actually daylight outside. The graphics display correctly though.

When it's night time, the "Clear" or "Mostly Clear" display will display "Sunny" or "Mostly Sunny" instead.
Name:  backwards_weather.jpg
Views: 43
Size:  45.8 KB




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Apr 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Is it the Australian version you are using?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2013   #3
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The location I have it set is specifically inside the United States, not Australia.
What do you think prompted this?

The weather display on my Windows 8 laptop also says "Clear", but it also isn't prompted by incorrect region settings as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


25 Apr 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I was just joking

Perhaps a reboot might help?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2013   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Just to confirm, if you click the wrench icon, you confirm the location is correct? If you click the arrow (larger) icon, does the gadget change display, or still backwards? Have you tried closing the gadget, then reopening it? If none of this is relevant, you might try turning the windows gadget platform off, then back on.

Windows Features - Turn On or Off

Scroll down to Windows gadget platform, untick, reboot, and go back and tick it.

Beyond that, confirm correct computer time, and format, location, and locale settings

Region and Language - Change

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2013   #6
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, sometimes a Windows Update makes a bad habit of breaking the gadgets or make them go away entirely so I have to run a Microsoft Fix-It. Everyone's all talk about the vulnerability in Windows Sidebar and Gadgets that could allow remote-code execution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2013   #7
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Well crap! It's doing it again. But this time there's a difference. The gadget next to it says it's "Clear" when it's supposed to be nighttime.
Name:  2013-09-07_205617.png
Views: 9
Size:  100.6 KB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2013   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'd run the system File Checker. It's possible you have a corrupt dll(s)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If no joy, navigate to

C:\users\(User Name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar

Do you see a (any) Cache folder? It may be due to cached info for some reason?

Have you tried setting it to another city in the same time zone and seeing if it updates that weather correctly?

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2013   #9
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

information   Information
Stopping Windows Sidebar and Gadgets
Deleted the cache folder -- DONE
Verifying fix ... FAILED
Removing only the defective cache file -- COMPLETED
Stopping background tasks...
  • Sims2EP8.exe
Running System File Checker... COMPLETED (2 passes)
Restarting Windows Sidebar and Gadgets ... FAILED
Used Restore Desktop Gadgets option -- COMPLETED
Verifying fix -- FAILED

Setting a different city/town for that gadget ... DONE
Verifying fix -- COMPLETED
Finished.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2013   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The thread is marked solved, are you happy with the outcome? A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Weather gadget is Backwards




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Weather Gadget
I know that the Gadgets are supposed to have security leaks, but the Weather Gadget is really neat. Well the one on my Win 7 at work is. It is a square and has the temp inside and the background changes to sun or overcast or whatever depending on the weather, really neat. == My Weather Gadget at...
Gadgets
weather gadget
I was on another 7 forum, not to be named.....LOL. Where the poster had a question about the weather gadget. Why doesn't the weather gadget keep a location given to it...once you close the gadget it reverts back to NY. So I did some checking and sure enough it's happens just like the poster said on...
Software
Weather Gadget
Hi guys :) I have a R530 Samsung Notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium and for the last 3 days I've noticed that the Weather Gadget stopped working. I bought this notebbok last month and until now everything worked fine. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks
Gadgets
Weather Gadget Help [LOOK]
Can someone fix this. You cant seem to put your city in this weather gadget. It only shows London all the time. This is the Windows 7 Signature Edition Theme weather gadget. Help would be appreciated.
Gadgets
Which weather gadget is this?
I just upgraded from the RC to HP and forgot to backup my gadgets. I've gotten the rest of them, but I still can't find this weather gadget. I believe it was a custom made gadget which was originally in German. Would anybody happen to have the name of it? I'd greatly appreciate it. ...
Gadgets
Name this weather Gadget
Guys, i just reformatted and switched from Win 7 32bit to 64bit... i had a weather gadget that i thought was just the stock one on my desktop, it looked JUST like this one in this link http://mypieceoftheinter.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/twitter_gadget_11.png for the life of me i cant...
Gadgets

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App