Causes of gadgets disappearing in Windows® 7
What are the issues with gadgets disappearing in a Windows 7 system, its possible causes, and tips to fix the issues?
Windows 7 is available in six versions. However, three versions, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate are the most popular of them all. The main advantages of using Windows 7 is that it is faster, has more responsive performance, and has improved taskbar and full-screen previews. Windows 7 gadgets add more functionality and convenience in a variety of ways. The gadgets might not only display the weather and time on your computer screen but also monitor the performance of the system and track the usage of CPU. You can download these gadgets from authorized websites and work with them. Use only authenticated websites for downloading and free your system from viruses.
Following are the issues when gadgets disappear in a Windows 7 system, its causes, and tips to solve the issues:
- Tips to solve the issues
There are several issues which may occur when the gadgets disappear in Windows 7. The Windows 7 gadgets include CPU Meter gadget, Face book gadget, application launcher, etc. If these gadgets disappear from Windows 7, you would not be able to check the CPU usage at any point of time, you may not get Facebook notifications, etc.
There are several problems which may cause the Windows 7 gadgets to disappear. If the 'User Account Control (UAC)' feature is not on, the gadgets are inactive. Thus the gadgets may disappear due to the disabling of UAC. If the gadget is not properly configured into the operating system, then it may cause the disappearance of gadgets. Due to malware attack, the files associated with the gadget get corrupted and as a result it would cause the disappearance of gadgets.
In order to solve the issues of disappearing gadgets, you need to ensure that the UAC feature in gadget is enabled. You need to open the 'Run' prompt and enter the code ‘%ProgramFiles%Windows Sidebarsidebar.exe/showGadgets’ and press 'Enter'. Then it would restart the gadget process. Ensure that the gadget is compatible with Windows 7 and you need to use a genuine copy of Windows 7 to do so.
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