Windows 10: Desktop gadgets

  1.    22 May 2017 #1

    Desktop gadgets


    Hello, I have a quick question. My desktop gadgets disappeared after windows update. I've tried everything. What should I do, any suggestions? tnx
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703
       22 May 2017 #2

    Hi lady89nen. Welcome to the TenForums @lady89nen

    Desktop Gadgets are not supported in Windows 10 as part of the basic OS. They were dropped with Windows 8.

    Are / were you running a program to provide this functionality? If so I would re-install.


    Ken
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  3.    22 May 2017 #3

    lady89nen said: View Post
    Hello, I have a quick question. My desktop gadgets disappeared after windows update. I've tried everything. What should I do, any suggestions? tnx
    Can you be a bit more specific? Did you upgrade from Windows 7? If so Caledon Ken is correct, and you would need to download a third party version of Gadgets. If you had them on an earlier version of Windows 10, and upgraded to the CU, then Microsoft uninstalled the basic package as it's not an officially supported program, and if you try to re-install you will get an error. If you search for Gadgets in a fresh copy of Windows 10 you will find a lot of files as Microsoft still has them in the code, but they are not installed to be used, so what you need to do is look at the installed/modified date of when you installed them, and delete them, and then you can re-install the third party package. This is what happened to me, and that's how I fixed it.
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