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Windows 7: Sidebar Doesnt Autostart

03 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC1
Sidebar Doesnt Autostart

The sidebar doesnt seem to autostart anymore. :| Any idea where the settings are?

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03 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000

I believe there is no more sidebar in Win7. Right-click your desktop and then choose "Gadgets" to get what you want. They just stay right on your desktop now. Makes the aero-peek function pretty useful.

I think I read somewhere that someone was able to get sidebar back, but I don't really see the point.
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03 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC1

I know, but the process is still called sidebar.exe
Thats why i referred with the name " Sidebar " . The gadgets used to open up themselves but now they dont!
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03 Jan 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Abhimanyu,

Do you have UAC turned on or any gadgets selected for the desktop? If so try selecting them again to add them to see if that helps.

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03 Jan 2009   #5

Windows Vista/Seven

Activate UAC. If you disable it You can't view Gadgets..
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03 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapppa View Post
Activate UAC. If you disable it You can't view Gadgets..
That was it! Thanks!
Its weird that its set that way..

Maybe i shld ask this here,
Yesterday i used the windows Cd writing app to write a cd. Now evrytime i loggin it says you have files o be written on a disc. When i click on it,It says no cd found! Also im unable to delete the files.
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03 Jan 2009   #7


NO CD found would probably refer to the fact that your DRive is empty....
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04 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC1

i know that.. im just trying to delete the files,without putting in an empty cd.

Edit1: Wow! I just right clicked,delete temporary files. And it deleted. Yesterday i didnt have the admin privileges! :|

Edit2: MY gadgets didnt start again. UAC is set to " Only Notify When Programs Makes Changes" . I have to right click and select gadgets for them to start.
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04 Jan 2009   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello all.

There's also this, but I don't know if anyone has tried it in 7000 yet; I will be trying it when the "official" 64-bit 7000 is released though.

Vista Windows Sidebar - Reinstate on Windows 7

I would like to hear if anyone has tried it on 7000 yet.


Later Ted
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