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Windows 7: weather widget not connecting

04 Jul 2010   #41
golem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
i finally solved this problem.

control panel - internet options - connections tab - LAN settings
then uncheck automatically detect settings

now they work just fine. it turned out IE wasn't connecting either, but i never knew since i use firefox!
Worked a charm!


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06 Dec 2010   #42
Jito463

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NosferatuX View Post
Please try this out on an elevated command prompt
cd "%programfiles%\Windows Sidebar\"
regsvr.exe wlsrvc.dll
Sorry for the thread necro, but I didn't want to create a new topic just to say thanks for this. This fixed my default Weather gadget in Windows 7 (although it's regsvr32.exe in x64, but that's besides the point). I've got Simply Weather installed, as well, but I prefer having both. It's nice to see them both working again.

Thank you.
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30 Dec 2010   #43
batfink

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I had this problem too,no sidebar gadgets would connect to the internet,I tried all of the previous suggestions and none of them worked for me.
The problem with sidebar gadgets not connecting also happens if internet explorer is in the "work offline" mode. open internet explorer,goto tools and untick work offline. Problem sorted, for me anyway.
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12 Jan 2011   #44
dpant

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by batfink View Post
I had this problem too,no sidebar gadgets would connect to the internet,I tried all of the previous suggestions and none of them worked for me.
The problem with sidebar gadgets not connecting also happens if internet explorer is in the "work offline" mode. open internet explorer,goto tools and untick work offline. Problem sorted, for me anyway.
yes, yes, yes!
The gadgets are affected by the IE network settings , it seems.
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15 May 2011   #45
SnowTao

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thank you NeofromOz!!!! I tried every doggoned suggestion here (and some from elsewhere!) and could NOT get my Yahoo weather gadget to work. (The widget showed up -- but at midnight in low 50s, the "current conditions" showed 86 and sunny!)

This solved it!
"I just changed internet explorer to work online and it started to work!"

(I too only use Firefox -- except to check webpages I've designed against MSIE... which I did a few days ago.) Thanks!
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04 Mar 2013   #46
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

NOT ... WORKING!

The issue I'm having the "Can't connect to service" for the weather widget on is Windows 7. Are there any real fixes for that?
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06 Mar 2013   #47
gregrocker

 

The solution for Gadgets "Service Not Available" which worked for me today is here:
Weather gadget not working- Cannot connect to service - Microsoft Community

Quote:
A) Copy the following files and folder from a Windows 7 machine with a working stock weather gadget to a flash drive or network file share:

1. %localappdata%\affected user\local\microsoft\windows\windows live\services\cache\config.xml (just copy the file)

2. %localappdata%\affected user\local\microsoft\windows\windows sidebar\cache\168522d5-1082-4df2-b2f6-9185c31f9472 (copy entire folder which should contain one or more xml files)

3. %localappdata%\affected user\local\microsoft\windows\windows sidebar\settings.ini (just copy the file)


B) Paste (OVERWRITING if necessary) the copied folder and files into the same locations on the machine whose stock weather gadget is not working.


C) Drag the weather gadget back out and this time it should be working
This fixed both my Dad's Weather and Stock gadget.
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07 Mar 2013   #48
rawshark

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The weather one wasn't working for me either but apparently microsoft disabled all gadgets with a recent security update (Microsoft Security Advisory (2719662): Vulnerabilities in Gadgets Could Allow Remote Code Execution). Took them until now to get around to it since that was written last year but i think i can do without them if it means a safer system. I ran that fixit solution to permanently disable them, they were only really a novelty anyway.
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07 Mar 2013   #49
gregrocker

 

My gadgets are still working. Did you try the fix I just posted above that worked for my Dad?
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07 Mar 2013   #50
rawshark

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

No, i thought i might as well disable them with that fix it solution in the link if there's a potential vulnerability.
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