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Windows 7: Gadgets partially invisible and progs missing parts

03 Oct 2012   #1

W7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Gadgets partially invisible and progs missing parts

Hi, I noticed something was wrong when I could not login on Skype when the input boxes did not show up.

I noticed the gadgets, which have been installed since installation a year ago, suddenly were hardly visible and are non-functional. The option button is also missing.

The machine is a Toshiba laptop, with all update functions active, ie drivers should all be up-to-date. I'm running W7 64 Home Premium SP1.

I tried switching off aero, but that did nothing. Changing resolution and graphics settings also did nothing for me.

Has anyone come across this? Any ideas what I can try?



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03 Oct 2012   #2
Debbie B

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Hi AndySA,

Go to Control Panel- Programs and Features- Turn Windows Features On or off- uncheck Windows Gadget Platform, click OK. Reboot and add your gadgets to the desktop.

If the issue still persists, you may try creating a New User account with Administrative privileges and check if the issue gets resolved. You may access the link below and then copy the files from the existing profile to the new one:

Let us know for any further assistance
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