Windows 7 Gadgets. Delete? How?

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Doesterr

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I'm advised that there's vulnerability problems (big-time?) with the Gadgets included
in Windows 7. Do I need to do anything beyond removing them from the Desktop?
I have two desktop computers, that is, HP 8000 SFF and a Lenovo desktop (model
forgotten for the moment), with both of which I have for some time utilized the
Time, Calendar, and Weather gadgets.

Recently the Weather gadget disappeared from the screen. I dragged it out again,
but found it not to get any weather information: Just a blank darkish blue. And
then it disappeared. The Time and the Calendar gadgets remained, and appear to
be working fine. But someone told me the Gadget setup has been found vulnerable.

What now? Uninstall the Time and Calendar gadgets? I've heard that Microsoft has
provided a way to get rid of the whole W-7 Gadget function, but I know not of that.

What ought I to do here, please?
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
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RAM: 3991 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 1771 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 950004 MB, Free - 902057 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3646h
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flavallee

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Load the "Programs And Features" window. (This is where the installed programs in your computer is located)

In the left column, click "Turn Windows features on or off".

When the "Windows Features" window loads, remove the checkmark in "Windows Gadget Platform".

Click "OK", then follow the directions.

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