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Windows 7: Gadgets Stopped Working

05 Apr 2009   #11
Maka

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100 RC x86/Windows XP SP3 x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 

I have UAC disabled and my gadgets work fine without any tweaks or hacks.


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14 May 2009   #12
SUBRM1

Win 7 rc build 7100
 
 

Thanks all for pointing me in the right direction here we go.
1. Make sure your logged in as an admin.
2. open up task manger and close down sidebar if its running. (just kill the process)
3. open up c:/program files/windows sidebar
4. right click the sidebar application go to security, check the status of the settings, my load had sys, admin and users with read as the only permission. If this is the case keep on with the next step.
5. Go to the advance tab and go to owner and take ownership of the file with your admin account. then ok out of the boxes, so this setting can take effect.
6. right click/properties/security tab.
7. now select system and hit edit, change it to full control, I also put admin with full control and gave users modify.
8. now click ok to run out of it.
9. double click sidebar. Be prepared, I had 34 different gadgets jump onto my desktop after I did this.
This fixed my inability to maintain gadgets on the desktop after rebooting, it also allows me to edit the gadget settings, and I no longer have a ghost icon from the My gadgets window if I drag and drop a gadget to the desktop. I also let trustedinstaller account have full control, I didn't see any reason to mess with it. UAC is disabled by the way. and I haven't installed any "fixes" from vista. If this help anyone out, let me know.


RM1(SS)
Ya know windows 7 is like the last Highlander Movie, one was awesome (XP), Two was what the hell were they thinking (vista), and three (win 7) was back to the original story line or an apology for messing things up with two (vista).
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08 Jun 2009   #13
prc292

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

i just installed 7137. gadgets worked fine for a couple days and then today i got a message that gadgets had crashed. now they wont work at all. right click on desktop, gadgets, and nothing. also tried from the start menu. i have uac on.....what the heck
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08 Jun 2009   #14
prc292

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

i dont know how, but i missed the reply above. i just had to kill the sidebar.exe process now it's working fine. still kinda weird.

thanks
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15 Jul 2009   #15
apollo911

Windows 7, Vista HP, XP Pro
 
 

Well I had UAC off for the last 6 weeks and have had no problems with gadgets.
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19 Aug 2009   #16
Tony2438

windows 7 beta
 
 

Got the same problem tried chancing the permissions still not working anyone got any ideas?
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19 Aug 2009   #17
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tony2438 View Post
Got the same problem tried chancing the permissions still not working anyone got any ideas?
Tony

Hi and welcome to seven forums

You might get more response if you started a new thread, but... what "same problem" do you have?

Couls you also fill out your system specs (lower left corner)

Ken
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08 Oct 2009   #18
larryripper

windows 7 Ultimate RC Build 7100
 
 

i had the same problem , tried all the possible steps , non of the steps resolved the issue.

Finally i tried creating a new user profile , issue resolved , everything works fine as usual .. hope this helps ..
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21 Apr 2010   #19
Deanos

 
 

Just thought I would add my 2c worth here!!!

I had the same problem now now...

4 of the 5 gadgets were showing and right clicking and trying to open the gadget window did nothing!

I also have UAC disabled!

I got it working again, here is how:

Right click on the desktop
Select VIEW, then uncheck VIEW DESKTOP GADGETS
They will or should disappear

Then simply just recheck it and VOILA! Everything worked fine again!!!
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10 Jun 2010   #20
Ez27

Windows 7
 
 
It Worked THANKS!!

thx it worked for me. i have trying to figurer this out in days and finally all my gadgets work
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SUBRM1 View Post
Thanks all for pointing me in the right direction here we go.
1. Make sure your logged in as an admin.
2. open up task manger and close down sidebar if its running. (just kill the process)
3. open up c:/program files/windows sidebar
4. right click the sidebar application go to security, check the status of the settings, my load had sys, admin and users with read as the only permission. If this is the case keep on with the next step.
5. Go to the advance tab and go to owner and take ownership of the file with your admin account. then ok out of the boxes, so this setting can take effect.
6. right click/properties/security tab.
7. now select system and hit edit, change it to full control, I also put admin with full control and gave users modify.
8. now click ok to run out of it.
9. double click sidebar. Be prepared, I had 34 different gadgets jump onto my desktop after I did this.
This fixed my inability to maintain gadgets on the desktop after rebooting, it also allows me to edit the gadget settings, and I no longer have a ghost icon from the My gadgets window if I drag and drop a gadget to the desktop. I also let trustedinstaller account have full control, I didn't see any reason to mess with it. UAC is disabled by the way. and I haven't installed any "fixes" from vista. If this help anyone out, let me know.


RM1(SS)
Ya know windows 7 is like the last Highlander Movie, one was awesome (XP), Two was what the hell were they thinking (vista), and three (win 7) was back to the original story line or an apology for messing things up with two (vista).
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