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Most of my gadgets are broken.....

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    Most of my gadgets are broken.....

    I'm not a big fan of the gadgets that ship with Window releases. Instead I tend to pick up a few from third party sources such as or OrbLog Sidebar Gadgets.

    However, since I upgraded to the CP from DP, most of these third party gadgets are working properly.

    One of my favorites: 7bar, is particularly screwed up. It gives me an error like this
    Click image for larger version

    All of the others that I have tried relate to hardware monitoring.'s network meter for example can't see any of my network adapters.

    The GPU Observer from can't even detect a GPU.

    I know that Microsoft has stopped hosting most of the Desktop Gadgets on their site but have they also dropped support, period?

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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Microsoft's Dilemma

    If you could use gadgets, you'd never have to use Metro.

    You can see their dilemma.
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    One of the gadget's devs responded to my email. It seems that Dot net framework 2.0 is not longer pre-installed. Sure enough, once I had that, it worked fine....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Most of my gadgets are broken.....
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