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

04 Dec 2009   #1
Flava0ne

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition w/ SP1 RTM build 7601.17514
 
 
Can't Access my Desktop Gadgets through Control Panel

When I click on Desktop Gadgets in the Control Panel the window doesn't change over, not only that absolutely nothing happens at all. How can I view all of my Desktop Gadgets so that I can select which ones I want to be shown?


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04 Dec 2009   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right click on the desktop > Gadgets.
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04 Dec 2009   #3
Flava0ne

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

Yup, tried that already and still no windows shows up or even anything happens at all.
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04 Dec 2009   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Open C: > Program Files > Windows Sidebar > Gadgets. Maybe you can start them from there.
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04 Dec 2009   #5
Flava0ne

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

You're not gonna believe this, still nothing happens when I double-click on the sidebar.exe in that location.
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04 Dec 2009   #6
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Maybe uninstall that feature then reinstall it? Under control panel


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04 Dec 2009   #7
Flava0ne

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

Cool, thanks man!

That fixed that issue and also gave me the chance to turn off the stock Widows Games too.
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04 Dec 2009   #8
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flava0ne View Post
Cool, thanks man!

That fixed that issue and also gave me the chance to turn off the stock Widows Games too.

Anytime, thanks for choosing SevenForums :)
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04 Dec 2009   #9
Flava0ne

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

Yeah, I thought I'd register on here because most of the time I have an issue that I can't seem to solve on my own, these forums are always in the first five search results I end up doing of Google.
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04 Dec 2009   #10
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Welcome to 7 Forums FlavaOne.

Gary
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