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Windows 7: Windows 7, weather gadget problem

11 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines

If Gadgets are disabled there will be a message saying "Gadgets are controlled by Admin" If they are not working correctly they should show up and if they cannot connect in the case of the weather gadget there will be "Unavailable". Check your firewall. See if you can run the wallpaper gadget.

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11 Mar 2013   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

use a different weather gadget, there is one here very similar to the ms gadget and it works, this question about the weather gadget has arisen before this would be the easiest workaround, certainly better than a clean install, which doesnt work

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12 Mar 2013   #13

Windows 8.1 Professional x64

Mine is back up and running now - not sure what was going on, but it was down on 3 diff Win 7 PC's and now back for all of them.
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12 Mar 2013   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

it fluctuates, when it is not working you can bet the currency converter isnt working either. then it does then it doesnt,
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07 Feb 2015   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Version


To fix the issue with the Weather Gadget not working, do the following:

Open Windows File Manager, navigate to the following folders on a machine that has the gadget working.
Copy the folders onto a thumb / flash drive or across the network to the computer that the gadget is not working on, into the same folders there. You might want to do it for each user.

1. C:\users\%username%\appdata\affected user\local\microsoft\windows\windows live\
and copy the entire folder.

2. C:\users\%username%\appdata\affected user\local\microsoft\windows\windows sidebar\
and copy the entire folder.

%username% is the name of the User Account on the computer.
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07 Feb 2015   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

You could also use this instead, works just like the default one.
use the "down" arrow to save.
I will also upload it here as a zip file containing the gadget, just open and run.......NO nasties...I promise.

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07 Feb 2015   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

This package of gadgets works great with both win8 and 7. LOTS of good ones. :)
8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8 / 8.1
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12 Feb 2015   #18

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

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