Headline feed gadget not updating

Having worked with Microsoft products for many decades, happily much of the time, this is now just one more item showing why Microsoft cannot be trusted.

They sell a new product touting the great new features then turn around say how bad the new feature which they just promoted is, but buy this-years-model and all will be fine again, until they repeat the process.

This should get you back up and working like it did for me. I did find a windows folder, and then within that was a gadgets folder, but its empty.

Hope this helps, Disk Drive Hi, thanks for the directions. Shortly after I upgraded this laptop to win10 from win7 the win7 gadgets all stopped working other than the clock.

While the feeds are moving, you can hover on any of the article title to view the description of the post else you can click on the tile to view the blog post in a web-browser.

The recommended speed is 1 and you can slow it down by pressing ‘Ctrl S’ or make it fast by pressing ‘Ctrl F’.The program is fully customizable and you can adjust it according to your requirements. He loves to try out new Windows-based software and gadgets and is currently learning JAVA. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended, he feels.I have been using the weather underground gadget for years.Anyone out there use (or used to use, till it broke) this gadget and having the same issue for at least the past 3 weeks, or may know what is going on with this gadget?I have a win7 and a win10 pc having this issue.(I am starting to think a recent MS update broke it)Thanks The quick answer is that Microsoft does not want users to have access to Gadgets in Windows 7, the reasons are known only to them however they do say that it is for security, most likely not fixed due to their desire to have everyone on "this years model", I too have had difficulty with the Weather Underground gadget and I will take the time to isolate the cause, however for now there is a workaround for Microsoft's own weather gadget which involves the date stamp on a configuration file, the fix needs to be periodically applied but it has worked for some time, it goes like this: In the Subdirectory (Folder if you like the "new" name"):c:\Users\xxx\App Data\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cachethere is a file named "Config.xml" and the date stamp on it becomes "stale", this can be corrected by opening a Dos box (Command prompt if the "new" name is preferred) and typing "copy /b ,," this causes the date stamp on the file to be updated and the weather gadget will then work for another week or so before having to repeat the process, the "xxx" is the users name"After applying the above date stamp the Weather gadget needs to be closed and reopened in most cases for the fix to work., the comment about a patch being the cause may well be correct and if so we may need to be careful when applying them that things which worked do not become broken.

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