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Windows 7: Missing desktop gadgets

08 Jan 2011   #1

windows7 professional 64bit
Missing desktop gadgets

I have 5 gadgets (Clock, Calendar, Weather, Norton, and Battery Meter). As evident from screen capture enclosed as word document Calendar is missing.
I right click on the desktop and then gadgets – Nothing happens.
I go to start menu ‘Desktop Gadget Gallery is missing.
After this I try Control Panel and click on Desktop Gadgets. Click on it-Nothing happens. Right Click and then open – nothing happens.

Last I try C drive ‘programs’ and click on side bar still no success.

I will appreciate help from the forum members if there is any permanent solution.

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File Type: docx MISSING DESKTOP GADGETS.docx (1.22 MB, 275 views)
File Type: docx SYSTEM DETAILS.docx (11.0 KB, 57 views)
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08 Jan 2011   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Try this:

Start> In search box type Turn windows features on or off> Scroll down to Windows Gadget platform and uncheck it.

Missing desktop gadgets-turn.jpg

Restart PC, then repeat steps and put check mark next to Windows Gadget platform. See if that helps.

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A Guy

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08 Jan 2011   #3

Windows7 Ultimate 32bit

That's reaally cool AGUY...
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