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Installing Gadgets

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    Installing Gadgets


    I'm running Win8 Pro and am using the Desktop, thus, I want to add the gadgets I have already working in Win7.

    I downloaded a file from a thread that involves running a ".cmd" file and copying a folder.

    Want to know if anyone has done this, and if so, what were there experiences.

    Also, if there is a better way to do this, I would like to know that.

    Thanks in advance ...

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    win 8.1 Pro (64-bit)


    You could try this: 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8

    (Just remember that the use of gadgets can represent a security risk for your PC)
    Last edited by petesmst; 09 Dec 2012 at 09:14. Reason: Corrected a typo
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    Many thanks -- I'll have to try this out.
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    Posts : 23
    win 8.1 Pro (64-bit)


    Please note that the latest version (Version 8.0) of the Gadget Pack works perfectly fine with Windows 8.1
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