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Windows 7: Can't Access my Desktop Gadgets through Control Panel

04 Dec 2009   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition w/ SP1 RTM build 7601.17514

Thanks for the warm welcome!!!

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04 Dec 2009   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition w/ SP1 RTM build 7601.17514

Here's another thing that's got me puzzled...

When I restarted the Windows Gadgets Platform feature in the Control Panel, the stock Windows Gadgets aren't showing up at all, only the ones that I've downloaded and installed. How can I start up the stock Windows Gadgets, if I can't find the .GADGET file for it?

Edit: Okay, I just figured out why they're not showing. I found this link on Google here and it's because I have UAC disabled and this link shows you how to enable Desktop Gadgets with UAC disabled.
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05 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 10 Pro / OpenSUSE

Yeah I was going to ask that question, but it once happened to me that they didn't work even if I had UAC enabled, but a simple restart repaired the bug. I don't know if it's going to happen again though.
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