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  • Personal Laptop won't let me even look at desktop Gadgets let alone install them.  I am only user for the PC.  Popup says "Desktop gadgets are managed by your system administrator."

    Since no one else uses this laptop and it is not on a network, why am I seeing this?  I've installed other programs and have been allowed without a popup.  Why just the gadgets, so far?

    I am using Window 7 Home Version on a HP Pavilion PC

    Can anyone please help me?

    • Edited by TillieReads Friday, August 10, 2012 5:28 PM
    Friday, August 10, 2012 5:17 PM

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  • Hello,

    Here you have an answer to another user with similar problems, maybe it could help you: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/da-DK/w7itproui/thread/c182390e-f4bb-4d7a-93ea-1f411525c7f6

    If it doesn´t work, make me know it ;-)

    Regards. Manu.


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    Friday, August 10, 2012 9:19 PM
  • Thank you for responding, Manu.  Went to the thread, tried the "fixes" but nope, not working.  I'm ready to give it up and install "gadgets" from developers I've used in the past and trust.......And..............major part, most are free!   So, guess microsoft's gadgets are out.   But, thanks for helping.

    Tillie


    TillieReads

    Saturday, August 11, 2012 5:15 PM
  • There is a Registry entry that you can set that will disable the Windows Gadgets.  There is a "Fix it" from Microsoft that will re-enable it here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2719662

    Just a warning when it comes to Gadgets...  Microsoft has issued a security advisory for the Windows Sidebar (Vista) and Windows Gadgets (Windows 7):  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2719662.  Microsoft has closed their online gallery of Gadgets and is encouraging users that are concerned about the security of Gadgets to disable them completely.  Gadgets are not required to comply with typical safe coding techniques and are not tested or validated by Microsoft since you can just download them from pretty much anywhere online.  Gadgets from untrusted sources could contain malicious code. 


    • Edited by kobeckman Sunday, August 12, 2012 2:45 AM fixing links
    Sunday, August 12, 2012 2:44 AM
  • There is a Registry entry that you can set that will disable the Windows Gadgets.  There is a "Fix it" from Microsoft that will re-enable it here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2719662

    Just a warning when it comes to Gadgets...  Microsoft has issued a security advisory for the Windows Sidebar (Vista) and Windows Gadgets (Windows 7):  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2719662.  Microsoft has closed their online gallery of Gadgets and is encouraging users that are concerned about the security of Gadgets to disable them completely.  Gadgets are not required to comply with typical safe coding techniques and are not tested or validated by Microsoft since you can just download them from pretty much anywhere online.  Gadgets from untrusted sources could contain malicious code. 



    Yes, helpful... You have all reason... And that´s the reason why Microsoft has decided not include the Gadgets funcionality in Windows 8 RTM ;-) because of the security problems...

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    Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:29 AM
  • Hi,

    Take a look in a similar post.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/da-DK/w7itproui/thread/c182390e-f4bb-4d7a-93ea-1f411525c7f6


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:08 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you for the help.  I have decided to just leave it and not try to get the gadgets.  I have other trust-worthy "gadgets" that I can get from other places.  

    Again, thank you for your help.  You can consider this thread as closed.


    TillieReads

    Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:34 PM