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Windows 7: weather widget not connecting

05 Feb 2009   #11
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Are you by any chance using Vista Firewall Control in conjunction with W7's firewall? If so make sure Windows Sidebar is "enable all" both ways.


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05 Feb 2009   #12
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Don't you just find this issue amusing? When I reviewed all the posts here and dozens on the net about this weather gadget saying "service not available", I said to myself "All that fuzz over a weather gadget?!!" and found myself laughing

It's the little things that get you the most, aint it? LOL
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05 Feb 2009   #13
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Tell me about it...LOL
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06 Feb 2009   #14
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

thanks to all, but nothing is working.

the strange thing is it was working fine for a month, then it just stopped. i can't recall doing anything different at the time.

i just tried Yahoo Widgets, and weather works fine there. but every weather one i try for windows sidebar won't connect. the RSS widget connects fine though!

i tried googling for a while, and this thread kept coming up on the first page. i really hate that!

~edit~

oops i lied, the feed widget is displaying old feeds. and i just tried the currency widget, it won't connect either. so it's definitely a network issue. but i have not changed anything in my firewall, and it won't connect even when the firewall is off!
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06 Feb 2009   #15
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you even tried to see if it works with the UAC enabled?
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06 Feb 2009   #16
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

thanks for the reply airbot. yes, i have tried turning UAC back on and restarting, but it still does not connect.
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06 Feb 2009   #17
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

cleaned all your temp files and the cache in appdata/local/microsoft/windows sidebar/cache.
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06 Feb 2009   #18
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Tried any of these. They worked for me in Vista.

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06 Feb 2009   #19
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

i'm at work now but i'll try that when i get home
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06 Feb 2009   #20
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

the iweather 2.0 was even updated a couple of days ago and says it works in 7.

I have no problem with my default weather gadget, sometimes it says it's connecting for a bit after I boot up but it always does though.
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