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Windows 7: Gadgets or Rainmeter

27 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Gadgets or Rainmeter


I would like to have a CPU monitor, drive data, weather and notes (preferably which link to the cloud in some fashion so I can access from both my desktop and laptop), while using the minimal amount of system resources. Would you suggest I use Windows gadgets or Rainmeter?


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27 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

I'd say Rainmeter.
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27 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd recommend Rainmeter over gadgets any day. It's not resource heavy(9k), has endless customisibility and has all the features you need. I've been using it for quite some time and am very happy with it...
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27 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1

+1 on Rainmeter. Been using it now a little over a year. Been happy with it. I only pick what I want to use rather than skin the whole desktop. That's what's nice about it.
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