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Windows 7: Very weird Gadgets Problem

05 Jul 2010   #21

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How about a link to that gadget so we can look at it.

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05 Jul 2010   #22

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Do you copy them ?


Some gadgets install by double clicking on them

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05 Jul 2010   #23

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit

YES, I found a solution from
Windows Desktop Gadgets won't install.
however they left out step 6, which is important

1. Change the extension to .zip (rename from somegadget.gadget to )
2. Right click on the file and select Extract All... > select some path (at the end of the path should be somegadget so it's going to create a folder with that name) > press Extract
3. Right click on the created folder: somegadget > select Copy
4. Navigate in Windows Explorer to: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
5. Paste there somegadget folder
6. Name the folder (name of gadget).gadget
7. Right click on the desktop > Gadgets > the gadget should be displayed on the list so you can add it to your desktop by double clicking on it.

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05 Jul 2010   #24

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Good problem solving there, so you're all good now?
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05 Jul 2010   #25

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit

Yeah I'm fine now, Thanks everyone for the help
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05 Jul 2010   #26

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You're welcome,

Glad you got it solved and thanks for posting your solution.
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