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Windows 7: 3rd Party Gadgets will not install

06 Apr 2010   #1

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3rd Party Gadgets will not install

I have installed Windoes 7 and the Windows Sidebar has all the default Gadgets including Calendar, Clock, CPU Meter etc but I cannot install any others.

I have clicked on the "Get more gadgets online" link in the Windows Gadgets window, downloaded several gadgets including 'BlackCalendar.gadget', 'shutdown_v2.gadget' and 'DigitalWorldClock.gadget' but when I double click on them I get the "Do you want to open this file?" dialogue box, I click on OPEN and the Windows Gadget window opens which shows the nine default gadgets but the new gadget does not appear and nothing else happens?!

I have followed some suggested cures from various websites but without success.

Can anyone assist please?

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06 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Check your UAC (User Account Control) settings. If it's disabled you may not be able to install gadgets.
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06 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7

UAC is enabled and on the default setting.
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06 Apr 2010   #4
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

You could temporarily disable the UAC notifications to see if that's your problem.

Start > Type "UAC" > Change User Account Control > Drag the slider to the bottom

Attempt to install a gadget

Re-enable the UAC by sliding the bar back to where it was before.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos
According to Qdos you may want to check that your Gadget's permissions are optimized. Run GPedit.msc and make sure your gadgets settings match his screenshot
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