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Windows 7: Problem install gadgets

11 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 & Windows Vista
 
 
Problem install gadgets

Hello !

As I say every time, I apologize for my "bad english". I hope you understand what I want to say

About this thread http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...et-clocks.html

It is impossible for me to install this gadgets....
After download the .zip file in "downloads", I click on the file. An installation window opens, I selected "install" but do not install gagdgets....

Is someone can tell me how to proceed ?

Tkank you.

Best Regards

Elowen

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12 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

On the start menu, type Desktop Gadget Gallery in the search bar, it should open up the gadget viewer. Look through all the pages and check and see if the gadget has installed, sometimes I have a problem with certain gadgets not starting properly and I have to start them by hand. If you find it in the list, just right click on the gadget and choose add.

If it didn't install and you don't see it in the list, you can install it manually using Winrar, or any other program that will acces zip files. Extarct the .gadget install file from the zip file that you downlaoded to a test folder, change the extension of the .gadget file to .zip. Then you need to create a folder with the name of the gadget in either C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\ or in C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets. Once you create the folder you want in the gadgets directory, open the gadget .zip file in Winrar and extract the contents to the folder you created in the Gadgets directory. It should then appear in the gadet viewer. I hope that helps.
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25 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have a problem too: I go to MS' gadget page, select a gadget. At the install page I hit the correct button, but nothing is downloaded and the new gadget is not on gadget page, nor is it in the C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets directory with the others.

Where has it gone?
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25 Jul 2010   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Sometimes I have to do this.

Start shell:gadgets click on it to open folder then
copy the new gadget into this folder
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25 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Sometimes I have to do this.

Start shell:gadgets click on it to open folder then
copy the new gadget into this folder
As I said, the gadget isn't being downloaded, so I cannot copy it (?)

Shell? Nothing like that on my start menu, nor does it work at the command prompt.

Come to think of it Windows-7 Professional doesn't even appear to have a "Run" box!
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25 Jul 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

Under Start search type what Doc said shell:gadgets that will open the Gadget's folder. Extract the Gadget from the Zip file Copied it into Gadget folder.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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25 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hello,

Under Start search type what Doc said shell:gadgets that will open the Gadget's folder. Extract the Gadget from the Zip file Copied it into Gadget folder.

Hope this helps,
Captain
Thanks, but the folder is empty.

I must repeat yet again, nothing is downloaded when I press the "install" button on the Gadgets web page.

The problem is probably not one of installing but of downloading!
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25 Jul 2010   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

See if this simple SF clock gadget will install


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File Type: zip sfClock.Gadget.zip (312.1 KB, 273 views)
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25 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
See if this simple SF clock gadget will install
That will install, but nothing else will.

I downloaded a net meter from a non-MS site, but that will not install.

I unzipped the file, copied the .gadget file to C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets (where all the other gadgets reside), double-clicked it, install, OK, but it does not install and does not appear in the gadgets window. I also put it in the empty directory \Jim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets and did the same, but it did not install.

The latter directory is offered by shell:gadgets, but there's nothing in it. All the default gadgets which came with the OS are in the c:\Program Files ... path.

I'm totally confused as to why Doc Brown's clock would install but not the net meter!
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25 Jul 2010   #10

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have a link to where the download net meter is ?

I have a couple that I have downloaded already that work.
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