Might try this. Type 'gadgets' no quotes in the search bar at the bottom of the start menu. Try desktop gadgets and see if it opens. If not try 'restore desktop gadgets installed with windows'. I haven't tried it as I have not had a problem, so please post back with the results.
Thank you Gary, I think I found the answer. I turned off UAC and apparently you need a certain level of UAC in order for Desktop Gadgets to work. I have not had a change to boot back in to Win 7 to try this, but I'm sure thats the issue.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Tx2500z Tablet Pc/Homemade Server OS Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM) CPU Turion X2 ultra (oh well came with laptop)/P4 @3.2 (yes P4) Motherboard IDK HP Motherboard / Intel DG965SS Memory OCZ Dual Channel 4GB kit/ 1gb Dual Channel Graphics Card HD 3200 graphics /GMA x3100 (yay for intergrated!!) Sound Card Realtek HD Audio(mic working, well sort of)/Siig IC-70012 Monitor(s) Displays built-in Hp 12" laptop screen/ Acer 19" Screen Resolution 1280x800 /1440x900
Mouse Logi MX Rev. /MS Wheel Optical 1.1A /Logitech Optical Mouse Cooling All Air Cooled Internet Speed College baby but its still routed through vpn to 1536k... Other Info love my wacom pen and pressure sensitivity...
wished it worked in 7, SUSE for that matter though