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Gadgets under windows 8

  1. #11


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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Thank you all for your tips. But so far, nobody has explained to me why gadgets do not work on Windows 8. I'll mark this as solved. Nobody understands that I would like a technical explanation.

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  2. #12


    Sorry, Gallicbear, but I hadn't known about your post. The gadgets work fine on both Windows 7 and 8. But MS has discovered that if hackers ever figure out a way to get into those gadgets, they will be able to wreck you up. Obviously, MS won't explain how this can be done, but since gadgets are one of their big selling pints, I believe them.

    I've downloaded a free program that lets me run the gadgets, and I love them. They are working well on both 7 and 8 for me, but I keep an eye on the web for new threats and I'll delete the gadgets if there ever is a threat.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by gallicbear View Post
    Thank you all for your tips. But so far, nobody has explained to me why gadgets do not work on Windows 8. I'll mark this as solved. Nobody understands that I would like a technical explanation.
    I would think that allowing the weather gadget through Windows firewall would work.

    I added both an outgoing and incoming connection rule in the Windows firewall for sidebar.exe but don't think it's working.
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  4. #14


    Kalispell, MT
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit MediaCenter Edition


    Google the following "8GadgetPack" without quotes of course.

    With this utility you can run ALL the Gadgets you were running in Windows 7.

    Including: CoreTemp ~ Weather ~ Calendar ~ etc.

    Regards,

    FFL
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  5. #15


    Posts : 109
    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Thanks, FarFromLoozen. If you read my post, you will see that I did install that very program, but with different results. That's what puzzles me.
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  6. #16


    Kalispell, MT
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit MediaCenter Edition


    MY Bad, Must read entire post from now on.

    What temperature gadget is not updating?

    FFL
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  7. #17


    Posts : 109
    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Hi FarFromLozen. Only the MSN is available, and it doesn't update. Maybe it's a firewall issue. But that's one of the things I would like to know.
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  8. #18


    Kalispell, MT
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit MediaCenter Edition


    I use CoreTemp to monitor temps and the CoreTemp Gadget on the Desktop.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 109
    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Yes, I use CoreTemp, too. It has nothing to do with those gadgets or with a sidebar. You can get it separately.
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  10. #20


    Kalispell, MT
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit MediaCenter Edition


    ​Oh! Temperature, as in the weather....OK, your weather gadget stays on the same temp and never changes....not sure why I zeroed on on CPU Temp. Another Doh! on my part.

    The MSN weather gadget I run works OK.

    It's not the reporting stations because you tried several.

    Do ANY of the other Gadgets work properly? Is it only the weather gadget that is not playing nice with Windows 8?

    If so, it is strange. So I did some snooping around. I found others, a lot of others experiencing the same thing, except they were all running windows 7. So this may not apply, but worth looking into.

    A registry Key had an entry that was not supposed to be there and is NOT there in systems running gadgets properly.

    Here it is:


    Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
    Navigate to the following branch:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet =
    Settings\Zones\

    Within the Zones folder I found an extra folder with name (L) which I have deleted and left the 0,1,2,3,4 folder as such then closed the window, rebooted the system. Finally I got my gadgets normal. Thanks for the help, hope this will work for others,

    I have not tried the regedit above as my gadgets are working. Thought you might look at this registry key and see if it is also responsible for your issues.

    Sorry about misunderstanding your post. I got fixated on CPU Temp. Might be that I look at my CPU Temps more than the temp outside.


    FFL

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