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Windows 7: Weather gadget NOT updating anymore

25 Feb 2015   #31
clatus

 
 

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28 Feb 2015   #32
steferrari

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Strange, my config file is completely empty now.
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28 Feb 2015   #33
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I meant to add an update to this thread to. This fix applied to my Vista PC didn't last. Haven't checked the config file, I'll have a look tomorrow if I get chance.
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28 Feb 2015   #34
gldndragn

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

This will take care of the weather gadget. Original MSN weather 2.0 from Microsoft. Only zipped to upload here.
open zip, double click, install. NO virus/malware or other nasties. Looks/acts like stock weather gadget.

MSNWeather.zip

Pass it on to others who need it. :) :)


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01 Mar 2015   #35
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Many thanks gldndragn. The MSN one seems to be working, and I actually saw it change and update on the hour. So fingers crossed :)

(I'll link the Vista thread to this)
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01 Mar 2015   #36
gldndragn

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
Many thanks gldndragn. The MSN one seems to be working, and I actually saw it change and update on the hour. So fingers crossed :)

(I'll link the Vista thread to this)
Your welcome......I have had absolutely NO probs with this one....NEVER have to re-do a "fix" every few days/weeks, it just WORKS. Definitely pass it on.
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14 Mar 2015   #37
Scottstheone

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 
Some People!

1. We did not ask about another Weather program... so, no thanks, we love Weather Meter and want to get it running.

2. We don't need to hear that Microsoft disapproves of gadgets in windows 7. They works well without any problems.

3. The C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache\config.xml fix did not work for me, even after restarting the gadget.

That said, I do wish Weather Meter server did not go down as often as it does, or it had the option to get weather from another source.
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18 Mar 2015   #39
stryker617

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this one. I had many issues with mine on multiple computers. I have made a little application that works for me, my family and many people at my work.

Let me know what you think.

Windows Gadget Fix.zip :: Free File Hosting - File Dropper: File Host for Mp3, Videos, Music, Documents.
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18 Mar 2015   #40
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hi stryker,

That's small enough to be uploaded here, and a lot easier on those interested to use this method,

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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