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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. valis

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    I installed for my ex-wife on her vista rig, wasnt that bad. I had the widgets for about a day before I realized I never used them and they were chewing up processor speed. She liked them, though. :)
     
  2. Pied

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    Kot86 - thanks! I'll be watching to see if it glitches again, but so far so good!
     
  3. Cardington

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    Kot86 - have just registered with TSG to post my thanks. Your simple solution fixed the problem. Obviously hadn't been withdrawn as a feature as this only affected one of my Windows 7 machines (although it was the only Home Premium one, the rest are Pro) - all are up to date. Great Guy!

    All the best,


    Steve
     
  4. Kot86

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    Thank you too! Glad to hear it worked for you! :)
     
  5. jenniferlynn329

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    Kot86 - mine was a Windows 7 Professional, and your easy solution fixed mine too! Thanks, so much!

    "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!"
     
  6. valis

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  7. rkf180

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    KOT86 I had the same problem,. the fix you posted worked great t/you
     
  8. Pied

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    I just updated my nvidia drivers, and that stopped the weather gadget again. The fix repaired it, but somehow I doubt it was a pure coincidence....

    I'll watch for that the next time I do a driver update.
     
  9. am1590

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    FIXED!!! Thanks a million, so much false information out there.
     
  10. Cookiegal

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    I'll close this now since the matter is solved. The fix will remain here for anyone who needs it to find.
     
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