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Windows 7: Do Windows Vista Gadgets work in Windows 7?

01 Jan 2010   #1
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Do Windows Vista Gadgets work in Windows 7?

Hi guys this is my first post here and I wanted to ask, do all Vista Gadgets work in Windows 7? I just dont want to mess up my new laptop and these Gadgets are getting dull. Also which Gadgets do you use?

-Thanks
RJ

P.S. Sorry if this has been posted, I tried searching and I couldnt find anything


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01 Jan 2010   #2
Peaches

Windows 7 Final
 
 

Yes, they do I believe. Download a vista gadget, extract the components to a folder that should be named something like "(gadget name).Gadget". Copy and paste it to C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets and then open up the box that shows you available gadgets and it should be there.
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01 Jan 2010   #3
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

99.5% of gadgets for Vista i have tried on 7, do work.
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01 Jan 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The standard ones do. Some others don't - e.g. AppLauncher. But you can install the Vista sidebar in Win7: Vista Windows Sidebar - Reinstate on Windows 7
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01 Jan 2010   #5
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Which ones do you guys use? If there is a thread for this can you please tell me, pulling a search didnt find it.
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01 Jan 2010   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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02 Jan 2010   #7
dobhar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm using the following without issue...
- All CPU Meter - Windows Live Gallery
- iTunes Accessory 2 - Windows Live Gallery
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