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Windows 7: Gadgets - Restore Default Gadgets


Gadgets - Restore Default Gadgets

How to Restore the Default Windows 7 Gadgets
Published by Orbital Shark
16 May 2009
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How to Restore the Default Windows 7 Gadgets

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This will show you how to restore the desktop gadgets that come pre-installed with Windows 7.

EXAMPLE: Gadgets
Note: Some gadgets already uninstalled.
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Here's How:

1. Open the Control Panel (category view), then click on Appearance & Personalization. (See screenshot below)

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2. Click the 'Restore desktop gadgets installed with Windows' button as highlighted in the second image. (See screenshot below)

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3. This will bring up the Desktop Gadgets window with a message stating 'All Windows and administrator installed gadgets have been restored' (See screenshot below)

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4. When finished, just close the Desktop Gadgets and Control Panel windows.

That's all there is to it

Jeff





06 Mar 2010   #1
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

thanks !

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2010   #2
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Will this remove all the other third party gadgets you installed?
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01 Sep 2010   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Shouldn't. It's only for the default ones pre-installed with Win 7. Third party ones are usually stored here:

Username- appdata (a hidden folder) local-Microsoft-Windows Sidebar-gadgets.

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The default ones are here:

Program Files/Program Files (x86) -

Windows Sidebar-gadgets.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2010   #4
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Shouldn't. It's only for the default ones pre-installed with Win 7. Third party ones are usually stored here:

Username- appdata (a hidden folder) local-Microsoft-Windows Sidebar-gadgets.


The default ones are here:

Program Files/Program Files (x86) -

Windows Sidebar-gadgets.
Okay. Thanks for the additional information mate. Rep Added
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2010   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome, and thanks. Welcome aboard.
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26 Nov 2010   #6
edwardsangil

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Thanks!

Thanks man! It solved my problem in sidebar gadgets..
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24 Jan 2011   #7
CarterW

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I did what you and several other sites suggested but I am getting this message "There were no Windows or administrator gadgets to restore"
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24 Jan 2011   #8
CarterW

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Now I ran the command prompt scan-now and got 'Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.' I'll subscribe to this thread if that's possible on this forum or website and I'll check back hopefully you all or someone will respond!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2011   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

You could try disabling the gadgets then re-enabling them to see if that helps with your issue.

Gadgets - Enable or Disable


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