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Windows 7: Weather gadget NOT updating anymore

12 Feb 2015   #21
steferrari

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jmdl1983 View Post
I take no credit for this solution, but this fixed it on several machines here:

1, Open up the file: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache\config.xml in notepad.

2, DO NOT make any changes, but just hit Save.

3, Wait 30 seconds and restart the gadgets.
Wow, thanks !!! It works.


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12 Feb 2015   #22
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

now; how can i get it to update more frequently if thats possibe. Do I have to go into the config .xml file and edit it or do something in the registry?
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12 Feb 2015   #23
PHC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I also had the same problem with the Windows 7 weather gadget. Followed jmdl1983's instructions - the gadget works again
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15 Feb 2015   #24
TE7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks jmdl1983. That worked for me.
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16 Feb 2015   #25
steferrari

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

My ones stopped working again.
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16 Feb 2015   #26
TE7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Mine stopped working after the latest Windows updates. Try jmdl1983's fix again.
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16 Feb 2015   #27
steferrari

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TE7 View Post
Mine stopped working after the latest Windows updates. Try jmdl1983's fix again.
Done... and they started working again.
Let's hope it lasts.
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19 Feb 2015   #28
The79dog

Win 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Win 7 weather gadget 7 day fail

1, Open up the file: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache\config.xml in notepad.

2, DO NOT make any changes, but just hit Save.

3, Wait 30 seconds and restart the gadgets.

I used this fix twice on each unit (total 24 times)and it does work however it only lasted for 7 days , in all my units, on both occasions. Windows troubleshooter clean up was/is also disabled. This also took place on 12 different style units. The units included desktops, laptops, Win7 Ultimate, Pro, Home, 64 bit, 32 bit, With Anti virus installed and without. Some units were used during that period and some were in the sleep mode.
All units are current with Windows update and drivers. Three of the units were not updated with the most recent group of 19 updates this past week and they too failed; they were just now updated with no problems.
On a 4 user system, All with Admin privileges, I have found 1 users gadget working fine and the other three users weather gadget not to be working. On a two user system one worked and the other did not.....
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21 Feb 2015   #29
word20

Windows 7
 
 
Adjust the service time

Does not the Weather Gadget function anymore?
In the windows explorer
Go to Tools > Folder Options > Show hidden files, folders and drives

Go to Computer > Local Disk > Users > Name > AppData > Local >
Microsoft > Windows Live > Services > Cache

Right click on Config file and go to Edit

Look that you have these settings

services refresh="45"
service name="weather"
operation interval="15"

Roll down to these settings pass the languages

Here you need to adjust to these settinngs

service
service name="stocks"
operation interval="10"
service
service name="currency"
operation interval="15"

Save it

Now you can open it and it functions

you can go down to 30 and 10 in the first two settings
and to 5 and 10 in the two last settings

Remember to restart the Gadgets
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21 Feb 2015   #30
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks word20 :) The same problem struck in Vista and your fix seems to have restored normal operation.
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