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Windows Gadgets not Loading or Working

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August 14, 2012 6:32:32 PM

For a few months now Ive been unable to get my Windows Gadgets working
It all started when I one day powered up my PC and found that Gadgets hadnt loaded properly (they were only lines and boxes and vague colors)
I tried removing the gadgets and putting them back again, it didnt work
I tried putting gadgets I hadnt used before, they didnt work
I downloaded new gadgets and installed then and then put them on the desktop, same problem (lines, boxes and color)
Ive looked up on forums and FAQs but cant seem to find anything
Ive tried all FOUR UAC setting and had no luck, its always the same darn problem
I use Gadgets a lot for CPU/Core Load, Temperature, Time, Weather, Date, etc etc

Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks
a b $ Windows 7
August 14, 2012 6:39:31 PM

Microsoft put Gadgets to the sword a little while ago because of some massive security issues found with the whole system. Whether or not they will ever come back is up in the air AFAIK, but the Metro/Modern UI in Windows 8 seems like a pretty logical evolution of the general concept, so I would not be holding my breath on Gadgets ever coming back.
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
August 14, 2012 6:44:03 PM

I use 5 gadgets presently.They should still run.
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