Weather Gadget: Cannot connect to service.

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  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #21

    Jambe said:
    After searching several forums for the solution to the weather gadget not working problem I found this post by Kot86 on another forum.

    Here is how to fix this issue:


    Go to "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache"
    Open "Config.xml" by right clicking the file and selecting Edit. (It will probably open in Notepad.)
    Go to File | Save (in Notepad) without making any changes. After 10-20 seconds restart the gadget!

    I have six computers with Windows 7 but only two had this problem. Using this procedure corrected the problem on both of them.


    I do not believe updates (up to date as of Feb 13, 2015) have anything to do with the gadget not functioning properly, nor has Microsoft purposely disabled the gadget.

    Edit: Now that I posted this I find a similar post just 6 hours ago which says essentially the same thing.
    Perfect! Worked for me.
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  2. Posts : 186
    Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1, Windows 10 Home 64-bit at the moment
       #22

    The default Windows 7 weather gadget has always worked for me since I've had Windows 7. I did a reinstall a few weeks ago because of annoying problems. Since then the weather gadget can't find service. I've tried London UK and United Kingdom and it can't find it which is a bit stupid.

    I've just installed MSNWeather and it finds my location. I have another Weather Meter v1.7 and that finds my location through the UK post code and that's always worked. Most Wanted Windows Desktop Gadgets - Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista
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  3. Posts : 1
    windows 7 home
       #23

    Jambe said:
    After searching several forums for the solution to the weather gadget not working problem I found this post by Kot86 on another forum.

    Here is how to fix this issue:


    Go to "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache"
    Open "Config.xml" by right clicking the file and selecting Edit. (It will probably open in Notepad.)
    Go to File | Save (in Notepad) without making any changes. After 10-20 seconds restart the gadget!

    I have six computers with Windows 7 but only two had this problem. Using this procedure corrected the problem on both of them.


    I do not believe updates (up to date as of Feb 13, 2015) have anything to do with the gadget not functioning properly, nor has Microsoft purposely disabled the gadget.

    Edit: Now that I posted this I find a similar post just 6 hours ago which says essentially the same thing.

    thanks, now it is working perfectly...
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #24

    Touched! a file based time-date stamp work around


    The problem seems to have something to do with the time-date stamp of the Weather gadgets "config.xml" file.
    This batch file updates that time-date stamp from almost any location on the Windows C:\ drive.
    Copy and paste the text below into a new text file and then change the file extension from .txt to .bat
    Run it whenever the Weather gadget crashes then wait a few minutes and or choose zip code again.
    Seems to work every time on many Win7 computers

    rem Touched! - Fixes Weather Gadget by updating "config.xml" file time-date stamp
    cd\
    cd %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache\
    COPY /B config.xml +,,
    pause
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #25

    Jambe said:

    Go to "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache"
    Open "Config.xml" by right clicking the file and selecting Edit. (It will probably open in Notepad.)
    Go to File | Save (in Notepad) without making any changes. After 10-20 seconds restart the gadget!
    I have no Config.xml at all in \cache. That folder is empty!
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #26
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  7. Posts : 186
    Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1, Windows 10 Home 64-bit at the moment
       #27

    gldndragn said:
    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.
    I installed MSN weather gadget when the original wouldn't work.

    Its worked great ever since. Before I shut down my laptop last night the weather gadget showed getting data.

    I start my laptop up today and it still says getting data and it doesn't show anything. Has anyone else have a problem with MSN gadget?
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  8. Posts : 20
    Win7 32 & 64bit vers.
       #28

    Stock Win7 MSN Weather Gadget Automate Task Fix


    Hi! I', know I'm late to the party but I finally took some time to figure out an automated fix for the stock Win 7 Weather Gadget that works like a charm. I hope it is helpful to someone else who would like to use and automate the Weather Gadget as it was one of the most useful for me.

    I'm assuming you know the basics and your way around Windows Explorer for browsing your documents, music, videos and other folders you've created for storage. Please excuse slightly messy instruction for installation..

    It's a simple .CMD file and my Exported task, your import procedure. After installed and verified functioning again use the closest geographic zipcode to set you local weather location. (Google a zipcode map for your local area)

    There are 3 files in the package:
    MSN Weather Gadget File Touch.cmd - File Touch batchfile Must reside in Cache folder
    MSN Weather Gadget File Touch.xml - Task to be imported. Not mandatory, but organized
    Config.xml - Weather Gadget schedule file that gets touched. Must reside in Cache folder

    Prerequisites:

    You need Folders Options for hidden and system folder/files display turned on. Switch them back afterwards if desired (recommended).

    Windows Explorer must be in Details folder/file viewing mode (as it should always be anyway IMHO).

    The Cache folder must be created if not already under Services folder (see path below).

    The 3 files in the package MUST reside in the default Cache folder
    C:\Users\<your logon name without the brackets>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache
    or
    Every %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache folder if more than one user is logging into the computer since I believe all Scheduled Tasks run for all users on the system and the .cmd file and the Task script points to the
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache folder making use of the variable %USERPROFILE%
    (You can extract the 3 files to the Cache folder and I found it handy to send a Cache folder Shortcut to the desktop to monitor during install and testing.)

    Import the Task Script into Task Scheduler in a Task Scheduler folder of your choice. I created a My Tasks folder in Task Scheduler and imported the Task there. The only Task option you must edit is the Security options>When running the task, use the following user account: Select the Change User or Group button and browse in Advanced>Find Now to the currently logged in User acct. Additionally, if need be in the Triggers>Daily Trigger. Leave everything else as is.

    The Weather Gadget must be in your list of available default shipped Win7 Gadgets and running on the sidebar.

    I pulled up a Windows Explorer window showing the Cache folder files and watched the modified date & time of the Config.xml Weather Gadget scheduler file when I ran the Task from the Schedule window to verify the file touch and date/time update as well as the Gadget responding. The Weather Gadget started on the next poll. You could shut it down and re-add and it should check immediately.

    That's it.
    Weather Gadget: Cannot connect to service. Attached Files
    Last edited by PreyMantas; 20 May 2019 at 10:11. Reason: File Attachment
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  9. Posts : 75
    7ven ultimate
       #29

    there's a way better weather app than the windows gadget, 2 actually.

    The first one being the RIP yahoo widgets with it's built in/deployed with, weather widget



    or you could use xwidget with the weather widget I've designed

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  10. Posts : 1
    64
       #30

    I was having problems too, but that MSN weather gadget worked. Thank you.
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