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  1. #1


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1

    No gadgets


    I have 8 set up on my laptop using Stardock8 as the default desktop and I am trying to get gadgets put on like one does in 7 but I right click on the desktop and then - nothing!!

    Am I doing something wrong??

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,585
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello John,

    Nope. You're not doing anything wrong. Due to the security risks that gadgets pose, they have been completely removed in Windows 8. Instead, we now have apps from the Store like on a smartphone. Plus, any desktop apps (programs) we install like in previous Windows.
    If you really want them back, then you could use the program below to do so.

    8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    No thanks Shawn I just been trying the 7 gadgets and am glad it is the tester machine as they are quite "odd" so am going t do a system restore as I can't find the darn things in Programs and I guess will the same on the laptop - 8
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  4. #4


    Manchester
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Only gadget I used was AIDA64 one for my Hardware monitor, kinda miss it.
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  5. #5


    Can attest that the 8gadgetpack works fine in both Win8 and Win8.1. Be sure to get the most current version, though, as older versions will not work in Win 8.1.
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