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Sidebar did not install RRS feed

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  • Long story:  I was happy with Vista.  My HP computer's motherboard failed.  I could replace it for $60 or send to HP and replace for over $200.  Chose cheaper option.  Then Vista would not run.  Turns out HP version of Windows is proprietary and requires a "branding" of the MB.  That costs over $200.  Screw them.  I bought Win 7 and installed that.  Mostly works ok.  But no sidebar.  Not in Start list.  There is a directory for it.  I have done the short list of dos-prompt commands seen elsewhere.  No change.  (Have not rebooted, but instructions--seen in several places--never say to reboot.)  Each instruction comes back with a popup window that says the activity was carried out successfully.  But no Sidebar.  How is it installed?  Is it a separate step somehow missed in my original Win7 install?
    Sunday, August 22, 2010 11:46 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    After checking the issue, it seems this is a general Windows 7 related issue. As this forum focuses on Windows Vista specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows 7 forum:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro

     

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    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:22 AM
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