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Allow gadgets on Windows 7 as the administrator

Hello,

I want to display a gadget clock on my desktop but no other icons.

I right clicked on the desktop then clicked Gadgets. However, that resulted in a pop-up alert saying:

        "Desktop gadgets are managed by your system administrator."

Well, I'm the administrator so where do I need to go to allow gadgets?

Thanks
Windows 7Windows OSMicrosoft Legacy OS

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jcimarron

8/22/2022 - Mon
John

Works for me - go to your System Administrator for help.
Seth Simmons

look in the registry

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows\Sidebar

is there a Turnoffsidebar option?  if so, delete it

also check the same value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows\Sidebar
Michael Best

Enable Administrator Account
For methods to do this see:
http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Ways-to-Enable-Administrator-Account-in-Windows-/
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David Johnson, CD

gadgets have been depreciated in Windows 7
John

gadgets have been depreciated in Windows 7

Yes, however, they still work. It is pointless however to do anything with gadgets because Windows 7 is at end of life.
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