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  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 & Windows 7

    Gadget


    HI,

    As you know there is no gadgets in windows 8 any more. Is there any thing else like gadgets in windows 8 which shows CPU usages in desktop ?(Not like in task manager. I want to see it all the times at my desktop)

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    I use rainmeter and a CPU gadget.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 & Windows 7


    How do you install gadget in windows 8 ?I cannot install
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 & Windows 7


    When I try to install a gadget in 8 this error is shown:
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  5. #5


    Google 8GadgetPackSetup.msi
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  6. #6


    Microsoft says " It may harm your computer...." One thing I am sure about Windows 8 ,it is very sensitive and its defence mechanism is very weak, anything it does not agree with ...just crashes. So I am very cautious about installing any third party programs (Start programs is definitely one of them)..I hope people will prove me wrong stating that their Windows 8 is living happily with Gadget packs and Start programs... otherwise we will have to learn living without "Start"-"Gadgets" As my son says "if you were so mad about your gadgets-start why the hell did you waste your money by leaving Windows 7"
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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 & Windows 7


    Is there or not any other way than installing 8GadgetPackSetup.msi to show CPU usage all the time ?

    Thanks for your information. By the way I know this kind of packages might be harmful .
    Microsoft says " It may harm your computer...."


    And I am not mad about start-gadget in windows 8 I was just trying to figure out is there any ways to show gadgets ?
    "if you were so mad about your gadgets-start why the hell did you waste your money by leaving Windows 7"


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  8. #8


    As long as you are not opposed to 3rd party tools there are ways to add this information to your desktop independent of the Microsoft's gadget interface/library. The one I use is Winstep (Winstep Software Technologies - Desktop Themes and Customizing Windows). I've attached an image of the corner of my monitor, with my IP address erased, so that you can see how I've configured some of the Winstep gadgets.

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  9. #9


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by aramil View Post
    I use rainmeter and a CPU gadget.
    Yep. I liked Gadgets but this is the way to go, IMHO.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8 64 bit


    Posted here cus it's the most recent post on the subject..

    I started looking for gadgets and ways to make it work in Win 8 because I wanted to use a Defcon gadget.. you know.. N. Korea is threatening the US again with nukes and has missiles that can reach us.. the US is taking this threat more seriously .. so i found this gadget and wanted to use it. I did find this that would allow gadgets to run 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8 BUT..

    I find it highly irresponsible of Misrosoft to squash the gadget program and MS Gadget repositories instead of stepping up to the plate and FIX the security issues with the Gadget Platform. It was a cheap way to absolve them of responsibility because they were to Lazy to fix the problem right - the more I learn of the draconian ways MS does things the more I am beginning to hate them.

    The MS repository is down - is there Any other backup repository to get official MS gadgets?

    Perhaps someone should start a thread with a collection of links to all working gadgets.
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