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Windows 7: Gadget platform cannot be restarted win7

11 May 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate x 32
 
 
Gadget platform cannot be restarted win7

I turned off "gadget platform" to see if it would cure a gadget problem, but when I tried to turn "gadget platform " back on I get "An error has occurred. Not all features were successfully changed."

How can I restart "windows gadget platform."

Thanks Bob

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11 May 2013   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You may want to reconsider. Microsoft (and other security companies), last year advised to not use gadgets due to potential security issues. In fact Microsoft no longer offers gadgets (or not what they used to).
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11 May 2013   #3

windows 7 ultimate x 32
 
 

Thanks, I am beginning to wonder if an update disabled gadgets platform. When I turned platform off and rebooted a screen came up that said it was installing updates. After that I could not start gadget platform.

Bob
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11 May 2013   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

My Win 7 installation does not even have an entry for the gadgets like it used to. May have been disabled (my guess).
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18 May 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you still want gadgets (I still use mine), try the Enable Fix it here

Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerabilities in Gadgets could allow remote code execution

A Guy
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19 May 2013   #6

windows 7 ultimate x 32
 
 

Thanks A GUY,
Tried Fix it but it did not work. I still cannot turn on Gadget platform. I still get "error cannot turn on all applications".

Thanks. Bob
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19 May 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you have a system restore point from before you turned off the platform, that may be your easiest fix

System Restore

If no help, I'd suggest running the System File Checker next

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If it reports error it could not fix, post the sfcdetails.txt from Option Three

A Guy
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19 May 2013   #8

windows 7 ultimate x 32
 
 

Have tried SFC /SCANNOW Command comes back everything is fine. Cannot do a restore as they do not go back far enough. There was no restore points before I originally turned off Gadget platform. Some time back I had had a restore point problem that restore, would sometimes, disappear. I have a dual boot system XP/Windows 7 and fixed that by extending storage space and turning on on all my drives.
After a lot of research I have found a lot of people seem to have the same problem of getting "error not all features were successfully changed" but no answers except possible problem with a file called $$PendingFiles which I cannot find, I have hidden files turned on.
I hope this can be figured out as I like the gadget option.

Thanks Bob
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19 May 2013   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I see several threads dealing with this problem advising to run the System Update Readiness Tool (SURT). Not sure the connection, but worth trying, no harm if no help

System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008

Also, it occurs to me you might try logging into the hidden Administrator account and see if you can turn it back on there. If you try this, disable it again afterwards

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

A Guy
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20 May 2013   #10

windows 7 ultimate x 32
 
 

I previously tried system update tool KB947821 twice but to no effect and I have my administrator enabled. I have tried to turn on Telnet client,telnet server and TFTP client just above gadget platform and they do not start either. Is there another way to activate the gadget platform without going to the features on/of window.

Thanks Bob
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