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Windows 7: Cannot Get Gadgets to Install


22 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cannot Get Gadgets to Install

Hi all, I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate x64 on my laptop.

I cannot get any gadgets to install from the Desktop Gadgets Gallery. See attachment of my desktop. I drag the clock and CPU meter gadgets and get a white rectangle for the CPU meter and a black background for the Clock.

I believe I have tried all of the suggested tweaks in the forum.

My system configuration:
Dell XPS 1530
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) (build 7600)
2.50 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
McAfee VirusScan Version 99.9.99

thanks for any help






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22 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgrahn View Post
Hi all, I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate x64 on my laptop.

I cannot get any gadgets to install from the Desktop Gadgets Gallery. See attachment of my desktop. I drag the clock and CPU meter gadgets and get a white rectangle for the CPU meter and a black background for the Clock.

I believe I have tried all of the suggested tweaks in the forum.

My system configuration:
Dell XPS 1530
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) (build 7600)
2.50 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
McAfee VirusScan Version 99.9.99

thanks for any help

Hi and welcome

Gadgets need to be installed. Simply dragging them to the desktop wont do it. When you douple click on the gadget what happens? any error messages?

Look in task manager and see if the process sidbar.exe is running some dependancy may be preventing it

Ken J+
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22 Nov 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Right click on gadget and then install. Good Luck
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22 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The same effect occurs when I double click the gadgets as when i drag them. And sidebar.exe is running......
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