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Windows 7: Very weird Gadgets Problem

04 Jul 2010   #11
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tanthorftw View Post
I don't run an anti-virus, never have, too much hassle

Where do i download it in the bottom link, it just sends me to the place where you get the actual gadgets
Thats the point, you can try to download the gadgest. They are the same selection.

If it were my computer, I would not take a chance of making a small problem a big one, when I could get the same gadgets with no problems


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05 Jul 2010   #12
derekimo

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Have you tried looking in windows features,

Windows Features - Turn On or Off

and make sure the box is checked.


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05 Jul 2010   #13
Tanthorftw

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Purchased.
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05 Jul 2010   #14
Tanthorftw

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

@richc46

Ive downloaded the gadgets, however when I open it it doesn't know its format
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05 Jul 2010   #15
Tanthorftw

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

OMG i can't believe i missed that... Thank you Derekimo
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05 Jul 2010   #16
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tanthorftw View Post
OMG i can't believe i missed that... Thank you Derekimo
You're welcome,

Let us know if that fixes it for you.
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05 Jul 2010   #17
richc46

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I think that it will work Derek, good thinking.
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05 Jul 2010   #18
Tanthorftw

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Yeah it worked but now I'm having another problem
I try to open the gadgets and it doesn't show anything about the desktop gadgets
.gadget is now an unrecognized format.


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05 Jul 2010   #19
DocBrown

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

You need to open the Gadgets Menu Panel by right clicking on the desktop


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05 Jul 2010   #20
Tanthorftw

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Yeah, I know that, i simply can't install them, they don't show up, even when put into
C:\Users\#####\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
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