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Windows 7: Windows 7 Desktop Clock

15 May 2010   #1
Jolan

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 Desktop Clock

I accidently deleted the Desktop Clock Gadget with came with Windows 7 64-bit. My 'bin' has long since been emptied. I've gone to the 'gadget' website but each item (including the clock) generates a warning (when I click 'download') that the item is a third-party product and COULD "generate all kinds of mayhem". Therefore, I'm a bit scared to carry on with the download. Is there a way to restort the DESKTOP clock that came with W7? I'm using an OEM version and do not have the original disk.


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15 May 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Control Panel>notificationa area>turn system icons on or off.

Then turn on the clock.

In addition ,if you type gadgets in search, by the start button, and click on gadgets, you will see a nice collection of (safe clocks) that you can keep on your desktop.

Good luck.

Incidentally, you are very wise to exercise caution when you download from an unknown source.
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15 May 2010   #3
Jolan

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Hi Richard
Thanks. I must not have made it clear that the clock I referred is not the taskbar clock which IS turned on in the control panel area you suggested.
The second suggestion brought up the gadget tray. Unfortunately, the clock ,which HAD been there (and on my desktop) is the very one I accidently deleted. That's the one I'd like to recover
John
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15 May 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Bring up the gadget tray, again. You will see a clock. If you choose that one it will appear on your desktop. You will have the option to choose from several more at that point, by clickin on the little wrench that you will see, if you put your cursor on the clock.

I do not know of a way to change the selection of gadgets that are offered. I do not know how you could delte a clock from the gadget selection tray.

Keep me informed.
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15 May 2010   #5
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

I was thinking you could merely download the 'official' MS clock gadget again but I can't seem to find it on the download site -- Odd

Windows Live Gallery
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15 May 2010   #6
Jolan

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks again Richard
Unfortunately I succeeded in doing the stupid thing. I wanted to temporarily remove the clock from my desktop and then restore it. I went to the gadget tray, right-clicked the clock and chose "uninstall" (that's how you do it!). Of course, it did what it said it would do and uninstalled the clock from my computer.
In the gadget tray clicking on "get more gadgets on line" and navigating to the general selection (hundreds) reveals, on page 3, item 7, a clock very similar to the one I lost. However, clicking on 'download' produces the WARNING which stopped me in my tracke.

Manhunter
Thanks also. I cannot locate the orininal MS clock either.
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15 May 2010   #7
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

If you're downloading gadgets from the MS download center, you should be ok.
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15 May 2010   #8
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Ok Try this ....

In the start search bar type "Gadgets" without quotes

You should see an entry "restore gadgets shipped with windows" or similar

Select this and the original items should be restored, including the clock

Items you have added should not be affected
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15 May 2010   #9
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Excellent Barman!! Let us know Jolan.....
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15 May 2010   #10
Jolan

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Sorry Nigel/Barman
There's no "restore" reference of any kind in the Desktop Gadget Gallery' (to give it it's proper name) which opens when one types Gallery in the Search box.
Methinks, I'll chance downloading the clock I referred to earlier and risk the warning list will not happen. Since the downloads are accessed from the Gallery, I'll assume they're OK
I'll let ye know
John
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