Fix Gadgets Not Functioning Or Showing While UAC Is Disabled With Windows 7 Beta OS

Fix Gadgets Not Functioning Or Showing While UAC Is Disabled With Windows 7 Beta OS

While the User Account Control or UAC within Windows 7 Beta remains disabled or if it is set to ‘no notify‘, then the gadgets will stop working. There is a solution which will allow many gadgets which are to be used that are on desktop after UAC is in the disabled condition.

Just follow the simple steps that are mentioned below in order to execute the hack:

You have to close all the gadgets that are present on desktop.

Just take the ownership as well as give total control permissions to the Administrators user group for the following files: C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar folder:

  • settings.ini
  • sidebar.exe

Inside the folder of en-US:

  • sbdrop.dll.mui
  • Sidebar.exe.mui

Make a backup and rename those 4 files those are listed above.

Then download the

After performing the extract and copy those contents present in ZIP file into their respective folders: C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar folder, thus overwriting and replacing the existing files if at all applicable.

Lastly re-add gadgets on desktop.

While using Windows Sidebar when the operating system is Windows Vista, the sidebar bar can be seen on the left/right side of your desktop as seen commonly in Windows Vista. Those users who want to have everything that relates to Windows 7 may try to use modules from Windows Sidebar in Windows 7 instead. However, it did not seem to work while we were testing it out.

Have You Read The Instructions Before Searching Google For A Solution ?

One of the frequent problems, users encounter when trying to install a new hardware device is that, the device does not work or function as expected!

There are a lot of forums, websites that give solutions to almost all the problems that you may encounter, but before visiting any of them, you should ask yourself one question – Did you read the installation instructions thoroughly ?

Most of them do not do this effectively and often end up having problems. Some devices are very simple to use, and few of them require careful investigation while installing.

Some products do come with bugs / limitations, and some applications and hardware can have incompatibility problems with other devices that might be on your PC. This is not uncommon for most software and these will be described in the ‘ReadMe.txt‘.

One should take time to read these instructions before installing the hardware / application itself, this can save hours of frustrating moments for you at times.