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Windows 7: Weather widget replacement for Windows 7

19 May 2015   #91
gregrocker

 

Let us know how it works for you.


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19 May 2015   #92
gldndragn

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I've now personally put MSNWeather.zip Win7-style weather gadget (but with five day forecast displayed) on about fifty PC's I maintain for friends and family with no problems and total satisfaction.

If WIn7 gadgets stops working for this or any other gadget, simply install 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8 / 8.1 which latest version supports WIndows 7 to overwrite existing WIn7 gadgets ruined by IE11 security measures.
These are the gadgets I have been recommending here as well......glad to see others spreading them (or the word) around. Some folks have had a hard time with both of these. In those few cases, I do not know what else to do. Mayhaps you might be able to help troubleshoot those issues when they arise. Like you, I have installed the MSN weather gadget on many, many PC's without issue.....I love this one.
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19 May 2015   #93
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I like a clean desktop so I use this Skwire Empire sWeather runs in the tray/notify zone

I thought I read gadgets posed a security threat

pjd
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19 May 2015   #94
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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03 Jun 2015   #95
dvirshiber

windows 7
 
 
Weather Gadget Replacement:

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27 Jun 2015   #96
Gunner4Green

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bk4him View Post
Hi folks, just to clear up the confusion, here's the manual process for repairing your Config.xml. I just compiled one myself to save you all the hassle.

Open "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache\Config.xml" in Notepad or other plain text editor.

Change the values in these lines at the top of the file:
<services refresh="60"> -- change from 60 to 45
<service name="weather">
<operation interval="30"/> -- change from 30 to 15

and also the values in these lines at the bottom:
<service name="stocks">
<operation interval="15"/> -- change from 15 to 10
</service>
<service name="currency">
<operation interval="30"/> -- change from 30 to 15

Upon restarting your machine or sidebar.exe, all gadgets should function properly.
This was far easier and faster...
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21 Jul 2015   #97
davemoors

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
MSN weather gadget day for today incorrect

I installed the MSN 5 day weather gadget when the original Windows 7 version stopped working. It works, however the day shown as today is incorrect and the next day shown is actually today. I edited the config file but that made no difference.
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21 Jul 2015   #98
gregrocker

 

Annoying. I've decided that MS doesn't like gadgets. It's probably in their new business plan to rent them along with the OS and everything else as apps. That's why I suspect gadgets were disabled just before the Windows 8 debacle. If they were an infection vector then how come we never saw a single such infection even though milliions continued to use them?
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03 Sep 2015   #99
tarana2000

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I dont have the config.xml file, can anyone please upload it for me to download ? TIA

And what about the currency gadget?

I have Windows 7 Pro SP1
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06 Sep 2015   #100
ladyfsgf

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
No 5 day weather gadget

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