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Windows 7: Gadgets again

06 Oct 2009   #1
mewnlite

Windows 7
 
 
Gadgets again

A week or two ago I had a problem with no gadgets. Someone pointed out that it was a windows feature which needed to be enabled in the program category in the control panel. Fine. I did that and I got my gadgets. I put a clock on the desktop. It worked for a week or so. Tonight I boot into Windows 7 and the clock is gone. So I right click the desktop, click on "Gadgets" and get a message that says "Desktop Gadgets are managed by your System Administrator". Then I went to the Control Panel, clicked on "Desktop Gadgets" and got the same identical message. In Programs under Windows Features I turned Windows Gadget Platform off, rebooted, turned it back on, rebooted, and still no access.
Needless to say, I am the only user and have administrator privileges.
So what's up with this?


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06 Oct 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mewnlite,

It sounds like your Gadgets were disabled by a group policy. This tutorial will show you how to enable them again.

Gadgets - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Oct 2009   #3
mewnlite

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks. The reg file did the trick. I can't quite figure out what disabled them in the first place, but I'll keep that reg file around just in case it happens again!
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07 Oct 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Mewnlite.

You should run a full antivirus and malware scan to be safe though.
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07 Oct 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Lol.. Shawn, you seem to have a tutorial for everything... ever consider publishing a book and becoming a billionaire??
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07 Oct 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Tom

what makes you think he hasn't<g>
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07 Oct 2009   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Lol.. Shawn, you seem to have a tutorial for everything... ever consider publishing a book and becoming a billionaire??
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Tom

what makes you think he hasn't<g>
I wish.
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