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Windows 7: Alternative to "All CPU meter" gadget

27 Feb 2015   #1
angelbeats96

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Alternative to "All CPU meter" gadget

Since the gadgets/sidebar are no longer available for use on Windows 7, I was wondering if there's any alternatives to a gadget like All CPU meter.

FYI, this is what I'm referring to: Windows Desktop Gadgets - All CPU Meter Version 4.7.3


Doing a simple google search won't let me find an alternative for such apps as most of them are either another gadgets or addons that is used on customized theme (such as rainmeter) which I really don't prefer for the latter case.

Thank you, help would be appreciated it.


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28 Feb 2015   #2
JohnPC

Triple Boot - Win 7 x64 Ultimate x2 + WinXP-mce x1
 
 

Hello,
I used the one you mentioned, and even donated to the folks that made it.
I have found the OpenHWMonitor to be a great alternative, and I am able to make customizations to the gadget as well.
Regards
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28 Feb 2015   #3
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I still use gadgets with Windows 7. What happens when you try to use that gadget?
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28 Feb 2015   #4
angelbeats96

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnPC View Post
Hello,
I used the one you mentioned, and even donated to the folks that made it.
I have found the OpenHWMonitor to be a great alternative, and I am able to make customizations to the gadget as well.
Regards
That's a good program though they're executable primarily showing temperatures like core temp and realtemp etc. What I want is a simple apps that shows CPU/RAM loads.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
I still use gadgets with Windows 7. What happens when you try to use that gadget?
There's nothing wrong with using all CPU meter at the moment though the fact that Microsoft made an official statement regarding to the vulnerability of gadgets/sidebars as well as urging users to disable them, scares me a bit for me to continue using them.

Though despite not knowing about the announcement made around two years ago I've been using this gadget coupled with weather gadget for years. I only recently found out about such vulnerability.
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28 Feb 2015   #5
angelbeats96

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've just realized my thread has been moved to here on gadget section though this is not my intention.

All I wanted know is if there are any apps or programs that is like the gadget I've mentioned in the OP... Not alternative/another gadget.
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01 Mar 2015   #6
angelbeats96

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm guessing there are no alternatives.

That said, is it okay to keep using the this gadget?
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03 Mar 2015   #7
JohnPC

Triple Boot - Win 7 x64 Ultimate x2 + WinXP-mce x1
 
 

Hello Angel,

That's a good program though they're executable primarily showing temperatures like core temp and realtemp etc. What I want is a simple apps that shows CPU/RAM loads.


Actually, that's the beauty of OpenHW Monitor. You can design your own desktop gadget with only the parameters you want to display. When you right-click a sensor, you can choose to show it or not in the gadget. I have CPU load (load/total) showing in a bar graph, but not Memory (load), as I have lots to spare.
Regards
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03 Mar 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by angelbeats96 View Post
I'm guessing there are no alternatives.

That said, is it okay to keep using the this gadget?
Yeah, I don't think it is a real problem using it. MS makes a lot of hype. We all have been using these gadgets for years. And the funnu thing is, they work again in Windows 8.1 and 10 coming from 8gadgetpack.net. But that does not work on Win 7 with IE11. That's why I kept my IE9, LOL.
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03 Mar 2015   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by angelbeats96 View Post
I'm guessing there are no alternatives.

That said, is it okay to keep using the this gadget?
Yeah, I don't think it is a real problem using it. MS makes a lot of hype. We all have been using these gadgets for years. And the funnu thing is, they work again in Windows 8.1 and 10 coming from 8gadgetpack.net. But that does not work on Win 7 with IE11. That's why I kept my IE9, LOL.
That is funny because I'm using two gadgets—the desktop monitor for my UPS and a desktop calendar gadget—and IE11 together. All three are playing well together.
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03 Mar 2015   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are lucky. They did not work on my system. I tried several times and each time I had to go back and uninstall/hide the IE11.
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