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Windows 7: Weather Gadget: Cannot connect to service.

23 Feb 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gldndragn View Post
Attachment 350492
This is MSN weather gadget....un modified....just zipped to upload here.
Just open zip file, double click and install. Keep the file in a safe place so you don't lose it.
This works in every pc I have put it on.
This is only the MSN weather gadget, it does not fix the currency gadget.
This is working on my Windows 7 hp x64.
Should work for all versions though, both 32 and 64 bit.

Hi gldndragn,

How do you know that the file (gadget) is safe? Where is it from? Have you checked it to verify that it does not have a security issue - no virus or spyware?

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23 Feb 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

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Hi gldndragn,[/FONT]

How do you know that the file (gadget) is safe? Where is it from? Have you checked it to verify that it does not have a security issue - no virus or spyware?
I know its safe because I have been using it for years, and NEVER had a problem with it. It was originally on the OFFICIAL MS gadget showcase.
It is virus/malware free......I scanned it before uploading it here. It is fine to use.
It is as safe as a gadget can be.:):)
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19 Mar 2015   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium

I had the same problem. This solution worked for me, so thanks.
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22 Mar 2015   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi gldndragn do you know why that MSN weather gadget 2.0 doesn't work in my win 7 x64 system? I've closed and also deleted old weather gadget from windows and executed this version you uploaded but it doesn't appear in my desktop. This gadget looks so cool HELP
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04 Apr 2015   #15

Win 7 professional x64

thanks gldndragn, downloaded and installed it, however it will not change to my correct location. I have even EVEN tried to change to about 3 nearby cities and it stays on the same location, which is not even in my state Also, to remove, do I just delete it. Thanks anywa!

Windows 7 Professional OS
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29 May 2015   #16

Windows 7

I couldn't find the path you mentioned on my computer. "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache" the path is empty

any other solution?
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30 May 2015   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I gave up on the windows gadget and went with the MSN weather gadget. Even the fix I posted earlier was erratic. When I installed the MSN weather gadget I noticed it was slow to respond when I was setting it up--took half a dozen tries to even get it to move.

Malli1177, I noticed this is your first post. Do you understand that "Username" is to be replaced by your username?
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14 Aug 2015   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

My weather gadget just stopped working this week, with the same message about not being able to connect to the service. I did the suggestion in the original post, opened and saved config.xml.

Now the weather gadget is working, but is not letting me choose a new location; it's stuck on "New York." When I do a search, it says "Searching..." for a moment, then stops without finding anything. Anybody have an idea how to fix this?
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14 Aug 2015   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Ah, just found a workaround - it doesn't find city names, but it does find zip codes.

For example, when I type in "12345" and click the search button, it says "12345, NY" found. (Gee, that would be an easy zip code to remember.) When I click "OK" the gadget shows "Rotterdam, New York."
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20 Aug 2015   #20

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toreshi View Post
Hi Jambe,
I am having this problem with my weather gadgets.
I have tried to follow your instructions, but I am about thick... I can't find AppData under my Username in C Drive.
Are you able to help?
Thank you!
To see AppData, you have to go into Folder Options ->View and check the radio button to show hidden files and folders.
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