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Windows 7: Currency Gadget

04 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Currency Gadget

Windows 7 Professional versions: I have one PC that loads the Currency Gadget with "Bad Number!" each time. The other PC loads the last number used "1". How can I get the Bad number! to default to 1? had the same problem with RC version.

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04 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krs123 View Post
Windows 7 Professional versions: I have one PC that loads the Currency Gadget with "Bad Number!" each time. The other PC loads the last number used "1". How can I get the Bad number! to default to 1? had the same problem with RC version.

Hi KRS and welcome

More likely the gadget than the OS. has it ever worked in win 7? or in vista?

Might want to look for another gadget that is win 7 compatible

ken J+
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05 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro

If you read my post I have one machine that holds the number the other two do not. The difference is the machine that holds the number has a clean installed retail copy of Windows 7 Professional the other two have Acer Windows 7 Professional upgrades from Windows XP Pro one (Netbook) was a clean install the other (Desktop) not. If I could locate where the data is stored I assume I could manually force the number from "Bad number!" to 1.
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05 Dec 2009   #4

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Hi Krs123

Use drop down box to change currency.

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06 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro

That I understand. I have US Dollar and South African Rand as the currency but the gadget does not hold the number 1 for US Dollar both currencies show "Bad number!" after Restart or Shutdown/Start. The number 1 does not hold. One PC I have DOES hold the number 1 without the "Bad number!". Two other machines do not hold 1. Even if I select US Dollar, South African Rand and British pound I get the same problem. I know how to use the gadget currency selection what I want is for the gadget to remember the number 1 for the primary currency.
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09 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional N x64

SOLVED. I was having this issue as well in Windows 7. The issue was that under Currency in the Regional Settings in the Control Panel, I had set the decimal separate to be " " (just a blank space), instead of . or ,

I had intended to change the digits separator and not the decimal separator to a blank space instead of a comma (I must not have looked at the label close enough as they are similar looking). For some reason a comma is the default for English (Canada) -- despite the fact that a blank space is the correct way to do it, and what is more commonly used in Canada.
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10 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro

Brilliant! This has frustrated me from RC of Windows 7. The problem is related to Windows 7 from Acer upgrade from XP. It does not happen with the full Microsoft Windows 7 Pro install. Your solution works I am sure there are thousands of Acer up-graders with the frustration I had, not any more with your solution.
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17 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
Need Currency Conversion Gadget


By mistaken i uninstalled currency gadget from my windows 7, so i want that back. wer i can find the same gadget or provide me a link.

thanxx in advance.
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18 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro
Need Currency Conversion Gadget

Control Panel, Desktop Gadgets will give you an option toe restore "deleted" Gadgets. or use the "Search Programs and Files" "Restore Desktop Gadgets". That should fix your problem.

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06 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7
reinstall Deleted Gadgets in Win 7

How to reinstall Deleted Gadgets in Windows 7
go to
Explorer - Organize - Folder and search options - View
click on: Show Hidden files, folders and drives -(now you can see the Hidden Files and Folders)
when you done go back and click on: do not show Hidden files and Folder -don't forget!!!!!)
go to
c:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets - from her you copy the Gadgets you need or wan't to reinstall
and please I said COPY and not CUT!!!!!!!!??????
copy them to:
c:\Users\(your name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

after you have done this restart the Computer - right click the Desktop - click on Gadgets and Install all the one You like or need

When you like to use the Currency Gadget you have to go to the Clock - change Date and Time settings - Additional settings - Currency
and make by Decimal Symbol a Dot - click apply and Ok, till all the windows are closed
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