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Gadgets under windows 8

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    Gadgets under windows 8


    I know, Microsoft no longer supports gadgets. I have installed the 8GadgetPack. Some of you are familiar with that? It works well. The problem I ran into is that is does not update the temperature gadgets. They always show the same temp. Weird... It's not that maybe a station is not reporting. I have tried 2 or 3. Same results, even reinstalled. Does anyone have an idea? Thanks.

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    I would recommend RainMeter as a good replacement.
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    Thanks, Tepid. I'll keep that in mind, but it's not really what I was looking for. Seems too intrusive.
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    Can you explain intrusive?
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    What I meant is that it changes my entire desktop with a new look instead of adding a little gadget here or there.
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    You can turn off certain skins/layouts, it's a little bit of a learning curve. But honestly,, it's better than Gadgets.

    Or see this one,, I created LucidDock by ~LucidDiminution on deviantART

    There are some updates I will be doing to it,, like adding back in some network info stuff as well as a couple more icons for quick access.
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    did you try out pc monitor?
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    Thanks Dirtyvu and Tepid. I tried rainmeter. Didn't care for it. Sorry.
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    You should check out CoreTemp. I used that in Win7 and copied it to Win8. Only problem is that it requires .NET 3.5 to be installed, and MS has made it very hard to install, as the usual way (Windows Features) does not work. However, if you attempt this, you will get an error screen and it will have a link to a detailed explanation (from MS) on HOW to do that install -- it requires Win8 installation media.
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    My computer started with Windows 7 Home Basic, and it now includes Windows 8 Pro and Windows XP on separate partitions. I cannot get any temperature monitor to work on any of them, but my rig runs fine.
    Last edited by Vince53; 19 Dec 2012 at 13:27.
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