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Windows 7: windows 7 sidebar gadget install problem

21 Oct 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 sidebar gadget install problem

hi there, i just found that there is a problem on the installation of the sidebar gadget, i have just download a network meter gadget from the windows live gallery, just as before, click on download, but after it downloaded, it just cannot install, it asked my "which problem to be used on this item", but i just cannot find any installer for the gadget, can anyone advise what 's going on? thx~

i just found that seems my sidebar.exe not work, i click on the gadget i downloaded, and select sidebar.exe to open it, but it nothing happen....it happened on all new gadget i download....what should i do....><

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21 Oct 2009   #2

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Do you have the downloaded folder in which the gadget files a are stored? If so rename the folder to Gadgetname.gadget (gadgetname can be whatever you want to name it) and move the folder to C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\ and then right click the desktop, click gadgets, and it should be listed there as one you can use.
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21 Oct 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
Do you have the downloaded folder in which the gadget files a are stored? If so rename the folder to Gadgetname.gadget (gadgetname can be whatever you want to name it) and move the folder to C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\ and then right click the desktop, click gadgets, and it should be listed there as one you can use.
i have try your method but not working...the file i download is .gadget file, not zip file, seems that my win 7 cannot install gadget...
btw, the gadget i downloaded have to be install, but the sidebar.exe installer not working....what i need for the install of gadget...
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21 Oct 2009   #4

windows 7
 
 

fixed!!! just added back the gadget regedit and its work now!!
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21 Oct 2009   #5

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have no idea what you said but at least its working, lol
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20 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

thnkzzzzzzzz
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02 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm reviving this long dead thread to provide information regarding this gadget and installation. When Network Meter is downloaded from Addgadget.com, it is in a zip file. When the contents are extracted, there is a file ending in the .gadget extension. However, this is not a proper .gadget file, but another zip file without the .zip extension. It must be renamed to add the .zip to the end. At that point, the sidebar should be closed through the Task Manager and the contents of the zip file extracted to c:\users\username\appdata\local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Network Meter. The sidebar can then be reactivated by right clicking on the desktop and clicking on Gadgets. Network Meter will then be present in the Sidebar list.
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