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Where Did My Gadgets Go

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Brvsfn01, Nov 19, 2013.

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  1. Brvsfn01

    Brvsfn01 David Thread Starter

    Sep 8, 2010
    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?
  2. DaveA

    DaveA David Trusted Advisor

    Nov 16, 1999
    I have gadgets on my Windows 7 machines and I have all of the current updates installed.
  3. Hermitt43


    Jun 26, 2009
    Right-Click the desktop / choose "VIEW" and make sure the "Show desktop gadgets" is checked.

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