SOLVED - Suddenly lost my widgets :(

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by DeltaD, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. DeltaD

    DeltaD Well-Known Member

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    I've happily had 2 widgets running in my Windows 7 for the past 3-4 years without any issue. Usually if either disappears I only need to reinstall it again to get it going. However, for some reason on a reboot today I've not only lost them both, but if I try to reinstall them I get an error msg about how "Desktop gadgets are managed by your System Administrator" and that to change them I need to do something about the Group Policy perhaps?

    I possibly did knock something off somewhere along the way over the past day or two while trying to find the source of a daily alarm coming from my case, but have no idea what I may have deleted or stopped running.

    I dearly want to get these functional again, so would appreciate anyone able to help me out on what I might have done & how to overcome the issue.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    If you upgraded to IE 11 that caused dome of them not to work anymore.
    Joe
     
  3. DeltaD

    DeltaD Well-Known Member

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    Fixed thankfully - appreciate the thought Joe but no - mine was something else that ended up taking me 4 hours. a lot of reboots, messing around in the Registry & doing things I never knew were available in Windows but ultimately something's finally worked and I'm a happy bunny once again :).
     

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