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  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7

    Windows 8 gadgets


    If you are running windows 7 now, with multiple desktop gadgets, will those gadgets still be compatible with windows 8 after an upgrade?

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  2. #2


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    No, the gadget platform no longer exists on Windows 8. Live Tiles (on the Start screen) do basically the same thing, and Microsoft started pushing that to developers quite some time ago, knowing that gadgets would end with Windows 7.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Actually, Microsoft has officially deprecated gadgets in Windows 7 as well. They issued a hotfix that gets rid of them. The reason is that there is a security hole in the gadget system, and they're not going to patch it... simply get rid of gadgets all together.

    This is why Microsoft got rid of their gadget gallery as well.
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  4. #4


    sweden
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    How to use gadgets in Windows 8. 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by PCmannen View Post
    How to use gadgets in Windows 8. 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8

    Using it now.

    Works just fine.
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  6. #6


    sweden
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Works great on my PC. No problems yet.
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