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Solved: WIN 7 weather desktop "gadget"

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by SteveinSac, Feb 2, 2015.

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  1. SteveinSac

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    Hello Techs; on WIN 7 home version, there's desktop "gadgets" that come with, and I've had the Weather gadget for years.... suddenly yesterday its disconnected, only a blue box with "cannot connect to service". I have full internet & e-mail, so I assume it's a Microsoft problem. I called them, we did a admin full-system scan, no help, & guy hadn't heard of this problem and couldn't help. Of course, right?? Anyone heard of this sudden problem and have a solution, I'd sure appreciate it, thanks! Steve in Folsom, CA.
     
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  3. KomputerKid

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    It might just be temporarily down or it might be "out of business." A lot of gadgets just don't get supported anymore.
     
  4. SteveinSac

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    That's it, Brandon, it's gone away... I clicked on "get more gadgets" and Microsoft has discontinued gadgets, they are too dangerous & vulnerable to hackers, some were used to take over PC's. Too bad the Microsoft "expert" on the phone is clueless, woulda saved me some trouble! I'll have to find a replacement, thanks for helping. Steve
     
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    I am having the same issue. It stopped updating like 2-5 days ago. Now I closed it, and it says cannot connect to service. I hope it comes back.
     
  7. valis

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    It most likely will not.
     
  8. Pied

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    They may have discontinued support, but that is NOT why the gadget stopped working. I have three systems in my garage, and my work system, all running Windows 7 x64, and all but 1 have working weather gadgets. I don't know the solution, but but it isn't like everyone's weather gadget stopped working...just some of us.
     
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    Oh really? Well I hope it comes back.
     
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    I just logged in to say its not "solved" in this way ("Gadgets have been discontinued", "Microsoft has discontinued gadgets" and so on)!
    Here how you fix this issue:
    Go to "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache", open "Config.xml" (RMB -> Edit) and save it (File -> Save) without doing any changes. After 10-20 seconds restart the gadget!
     
  12. vizguy

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    Kot86 - genius solution! Thank you. So much misinformation out there on this topic.
     
  13. vigilant

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    What is RMB?
     
  14. Kot86

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    vigilant, Right Mouse Button
     
  15. vigilant

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    Omg Kot86. thanks, the weather gadget is now updated and alive again.
     
  16. Johnny2K

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    I decided to try that. I'll probably get it sorted in about 6 months. :)
     
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