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Gadgets - Turn On or Off

How to Turn Windows 7 Gadgets Feature On or Off
Published by Brink
29 Apr 2009
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How to Turn Windows 7 Gadgets Feature On or Off

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This will show you how to turn the Gadgets feature in Windows 7 on or off. Gadgets is turned on by default in Windows 7. Turning this feature off will remove Gadgets from the desktop context menu, and close any open gadgets for all users on the computer.

EXAMPLE: Gadgets Turned On or Off in the Desktop Context Menu
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Here's How:
1. Open Windows and Features. (See screenshot below)
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2. To Turn On the Gadgets Feature
A) Check the Windows Gadget Platform box, and click on OK. (See screenshot above)
3. To Turn Off the Gadgets Feature
A) Uncheck the Windows Gadget Platform box, and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 1)

B) Click on the Restart Now to apply. (See screenshot below)
WARNING: This will restart your computer immediately. Be sure to save and and close anything that you are working on first.
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That's it,
Shawn




29 Apr 2009   #1
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Another Nice tutorial, thanks Shawn.


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29 Apr 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

LOL, thank you Mark.
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16 May 2009   #3
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

These are fantastic. Piles of work, too. Kudos.
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16 May 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Cheers

Enzo
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16 May 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome Captain Zero and ENZO. Thank you.
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03 May 2012   #6
westin123

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
 
 

thanks my friend,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome Westin, and welcome to Seven Forums.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2014   #8
RAMANAVIJAY

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi,

I tried the above then its displaying as below.

"Desktop gadgets are managed by your system administrator.""

Can you help me what to do?

Regards,
Vijay
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12 Jul 2014   #9
newpgm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to be logged in as Administrator.
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