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19-Nov-2013, 12:22 PM #1
Where Did My Gadgets Go
My desktop computer runs Windows 7 Professional and up until last night I had several Gadgets on my desktop which are now gone.

Last night Microsoft forced updates onto my computer and then forced a restart. When I sat down this morning to use my computer all of my Gadgets were missing from my desktop. When I try to right-click on my desktop and launch Gadgets nothing happens. What the heck is going on here??

I heard that Microsoft removed gadgets in Windows 8 but has Microsquish also decided that they won't allow gadgets in Windows 7 either?
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19-Nov-2013, 02:14 PM #2
I have gadgets on my Windows 7 machines and I have all of the current updates installed.
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19-Nov-2013, 02:47 PM #3
Right-Click the desktop / choose "VIEW" and make sure the "Show desktop gadgets" is checked.
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