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Windows 7: Weather gadget NOT updating anymore

09 Feb 2015   #11
jdftech

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I downloaded the 8GadgetPack. While it has many interesting-looking gadgets, the one I wanted - the simple Weather app (may be MSN, I'm not sure) - exhibited the same behavior that I saw with my earlier installations of the Weather gadget, and that others have reported. It displays "Cannot connect to service." I deleted the gadget, restarted my computer and tried again. No dice.


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10 Feb 2015   #12
jmdl1983

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I take no credit for this solution, but this fixed it on several machines here:

1, Open up the file: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache\config.xml in notepad.

2, DO NOT make any changes, but just hit Save.

3, Wait 30 seconds and restart the gadgets.
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10 Feb 2015   #13
jdftech

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That did it for me! Amazing! I had tried many other suggestions from this forum and other sites, all with no success. This one worked. Thanks, jmdl1983!
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10 Feb 2015   #14
lyndon

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium/Windows 64-bit Professional
 
 

I tried it thinking it would fail like all the other fixes... but it worked!!!

Thanks so much.

Mike
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10 Feb 2015   #15
FuzzyLink88

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

I created an account specifically to reply to this thread, as I've been following it for the last three days and wanted to say jmdl1983's fix worked like an absolute charm. My weather widgets have been updating exactly as they used to all day today.

Thank you so much!
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10 Feb 2015   #16
jdftech

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes. I almost didn't try it because it looked so similar to another fix I tried, which involved copying config.xml to overwrite the original version. I'm glad to hear the "open and save" method is working for others.
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10 Feb 2015   #17
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yep; I am having the same issues with the weather gadget. It keeps giving me the "cannot connect to service" message every time i try to open the weather gadget. Then when i go into options and try and search using my zip code it says location not found. Is this possibly a server issue on microsoft's side or what and is there a easy fix for this? I just tried searching for the .xml file under my user name but the file isnt even there! I think something may have deleted the file when i reverted back to 7 from the windows 10 tech preview possibly; but what can i do to get this file back and or is there a way to create or get a new version of this file from somewhere?
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10 Feb 2015   #18
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

For anyone wishing to try a different one -

YoWindow - Weather with magic

I've been using it for over a year - great customization and always accurate.


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11 Feb 2015   #19
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Sweet! success!!! I followed jmdl1983's instructions and it worked like a charm!; my weather gadget is now working again! Yea baby! Thanks Jmdl!
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11 Feb 2015   #20
tim290480

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Joined up just to say thank you to jmdl1983. I can once again tell what the weather is going to be like without looking out the window. Cheers dude.
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