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How to re enable gadgets in Windows 7

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click Program and Features
  4. Click Uninstall a Program
  5. This will now launch the installed programs list
  6. Click “Turn Windows Features On and Off” on the left hand menu
  7. Check Windows Gadget Platform
  8. Press Ok
  9. Your PC will restart and gadgets will be re-enabled.

Note: Although originally enabled in Windows 7 – Microsoft had deactivated the gadgets due to unstable/malicious code that allowed unsavoury individuals remote access to the PC. If re-enabled make you are running the latest Windows Update and the Windows Firewall service is enabled.

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