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: Gadgets missing/won't reinstall after running Win8.1 Compatibility Too


08 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Gadgets missing/won't reinstall after running Win8.1 Compatibility Too

I recently ran the Windows 8.1 compatibility tool on my Windows 7 Ultimate PC. After closing it I noticed my clock and weather sidebar gadgets were no longer on my desktop. I right clicked on the desktop, selected Gadgets, and dragged the clock an weather gadgets to my sidebar and they won't show up. Please help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Nov 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums DaveG43131. Do you have a System Restore point from before you ran the compatibility tool? If so, that may be easiest.

System Restore

If not, or it doesn't work, try turning the Windows Gadget Platform off, and back on again

Windows Features - Turn On or Off

Scroll down to Windows Gadget Platform, uncheck it and click OK. Reboot PC and recheck it and try again. Let us know if it worked, if not, we can try something else. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Gadgets missing/won't reinstall after running Win8.1 Compatibility Too




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Gadgets missing/won't reinstall after running Win8.1 Compatibility Too
Thread Forum
Solved Bluetooth backwards compatibility no longer works after win7 reinstall Network & Sharing
Installed Ubuntu,Win8. Now if I select Win8 in Grub it won't start. Installation & Setup
Missing compatibility tab? General Discussion
Windows & gadgets missing Gadgets
Gadgets gone missing General Discussion

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 03:01 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33