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Windows 7: Gadget Installer is Missing

11 Oct 2010   #11
moonknight

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Try this. Download a gadget.

Right click the gadget on your desktop> Left click Open With> Browse to C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar folder> Choose sidebar.exe

See if it will install. If so, repeat and check the box that says Always use the selected program to open this kind of file.

A Guy
Just tried it, nothing happens. I clicked on it, nothing popped up or installed. Anything else I should try?


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11 Oct 2010   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Before we get too involved. try to turn off Gadget platform

Start> In search box type

Turn windows features on or off (after just turn windows...top choice should be it)

Uncheck Windows Gadget Platform and ok your way out. Reboot, repeat steps, and put check mark back, and ok way out. Try again to see if it has changed. A Guy
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11 Oct 2010   #13
moonknight

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Before we get too involved. try to turn off Gadget platform

Start> In search box type

Turn windows features on or off (after just turn windows...top choice should be it)

Uncheck Windows Gadget Platform and ok your way out. Reboot, repeat steps, and put check mark back, and ok way out. Try again to see if it has changed. A Guy
I think this method works! I got the program back to install the Gadgets. But for some reason I'm having trouble installing "All CPU Meter". It installs but when I open it, only a little white square opens. Other Gadgets install fine, I think. I tested 2 other ones.
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11 Oct 2010   #14
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

See you have made a little progress. Here are the 2 versions I have:

See if they will install


Attached Files
File Type: zip CPUMeter.zip (542.5 KB, 63 views)
File Type: zip All_CPU_Meter_V3.3.zip (530.7 KB, 44 views)
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12 Oct 2010   #15
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Progress! Try this:

Close Windows Sidebar.

Open task manager Ctrl+Shift+Esc

Processes tab> Right click on sidebar.exe and choose End Process

Open an advanced command prompt

Start> Type cmd in search box> Right click on cmd.exe in results above> choose Run as administrator

Type the following and press Enter after each:

regsvr32 msxml3.dll

regsvr32 scrrun.dll

regsvr32 jscript.dll

Restart your PC and see if that has fixed it. A Guy
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12 Oct 2010   #16
moonknight

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
See you have made a little progress. Here are the 2 versions I have:

See if they will install
CPUMeter works, but the one I want (All CPU Meter), doesn't work
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12 Oct 2010   #17
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is another snip of what is running right now


Attached Thumbnails
Gadget Installer is Missing-doc_gadgets_on_desktop_10-11-2011.jpg  
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12 Oct 2010   #18
moonknight

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Progress! Try this:

Close Windows Sidebar.

Open task manager Ctrl+Shift+Esc

Processes tab> Right click on sidebar.exe and choose End Process

Open an advanced command prompt

Start> Type cmd in search box> Right click on cmd.exe in results above> choose Run as administrator

Type the following and press Enter after each:

regsvr32 msxml3.dll

regsvr32 scrrun.dll

regsvr32 jscript.dll

Restart your PC and see if that has fixed it. A Guy
Doesn't work and it's only that specific Gadget that's giving me this problem.. so maybe this Gadget installed somewhere that has corrupted files?
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12 Oct 2010   #19
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Wow, that's hard to say. Your system will be different from any others. I just installed it and it worked fine. Sorry about that. I know you wanted that particular gadget, but have a look at this one, very very similar, and perhaps even better.

Windows Live Gallery

A Guy
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12 Oct 2010   #20
moonknight

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Wow, that's hard to say. Your system will be different from any others. I just installed it and it worked fine. Sorry about that. I know you wanted that particular gadget, but have a look at this one, very very similar, and perhaps even better.

Windows Live Gallery

A Guy
Thank you for your help! That Gadget is actually pretty good so I guess I'll use it. By the way, I'm also having trouble with the thumbnails for my video files. I remember them showing a couple days ago, but now they don't show. Should I make a new thread for it or can you guys help me out here?
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