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Windows 7: Gadgets - Enable or Disable


08 Feb 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Gadgets - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable Gadgets in Windows 7 and Vista


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17 Sep 2010   #10
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

A lot of work has gone into resolving this. I believe it works correctly and it has something to do with the Enterprise Load of Windows 7 and a Domain. On retail and upgrade Windows 7 this works correctly. -WS

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17 Sep 2010   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'll do some testing tonight on a a Enterprise VM, but I'm leaning toward a Domain as a reason as well.
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09 Oct 2010   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry WindowsStar. I some how lost track of this post.

I just tested this in a 32-bit Windows 7 Enterprise VM, and it worked just fine by disabling gadgets. It seems that it must be a domain issue.
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11 Oct 2010   #13
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry WindowsStar. I some how lost track of this post.

I just tested this in a 32-bit Windows 7 Enterprise VM, and it worked just fine by disabling gadgets. It seems that it must be a domain issue.
Not to worry I got very busy and have slacked on the forums myself. I think I discovered the issue by accident. There are 2 places in the registry that control this. On a Domain if you change one you need to change the other and then everything works as expected (just as the tutorial has listed). I cannot remember the keys but when I stumble on them again I will post it back her.

Thanks for being here for all of us and all the hard work you do to keep this forum up and running. Don't think we don't notice because we do. Huge Thanks!
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11 Oct 2010   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you WindowsStar. I'll update the tutorial with the registry settings when you do.
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12 Mar 2012   #15
Astrolama

32
 
 

when i try to enable is says cannot import to registry? need help
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12 Mar 2012   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Astrolama, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you logged in as an administrator?

A standard user account will not be able to merge/import the REG files, and will get such a message that you got.
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13 Mar 2012   #17
Astrolama

32
 
 

im on a school computer and i dont know my admins pass and i need help. thank you for responding to my message!

i went into registry editor and i found my self to the turn off slide bar should i delete it and can you tell my away to find my admins pass
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13 Mar 2012   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Astrolama,

You will not be able to change this since you are not the school's system administrator.
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13 Mar 2012   #19
Astrolama

32
 
 

the other students are able to turn the gadgets maybe its just mine do have any suggestions to fix it because its really bugging me. thankyou for ur time
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