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.

Disabling And Turning Off UAC While Working In Windows 7

Disabling And Turning Off UAC While Working In Windows 7

The settings for User Account Control that are present in Windows 7 changed drastically making it more suitable for the users to handle it. This reflects that UAC is now less annoying, having user friendlier approach as well as more user controls.

Windows 7 provides the UAC, a slider bar that allows users to select and configure the level of notification (thus providing protection against unauthorized as well as malicious approach) they want. The wording ‘disable’ and ‘turn off’ does not remain available with the adjustment of fine-tuning for UAC. The steps for disabling UAC in the environment of Windows 7 are somewhat similar to that of in Windows Vista, with slight change in user interface change.

Process 1: Disabling or Turning Off UAC in the Control Panel

In order to remove UAC while working with the Windows 7, the various methods for accessing the settings of UAC page:

  • Go to the Start Menu -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Account
  • Go to the Start Menu -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Action Center
  1. After that you may click else right click on the Flag icon in the notification area. Open Action Center will be opened.
  2. In Start Search Type “MsConfig” for starting System Configuration, go to the Tools tab; choose Change UAC Settings, after that click on the Launch button.
  3. Then click on the settings link for User Account Control.
  4. After that the slider bar has to be slide to least value with that description that shows ‘Never notify me’.
  5. Select OK for making the changed setting to take effect.
  6. Lastly, restarting the computer for turning off the User Access Control


Process 2: Disabling UAC with the Registry Editor (i.e. RegEdit)

  • At first run Registry Editor (i.e. RegEdit).
  • Start navigating the below mentioned registry key:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  • Then locate the ‘REG_DWORD’ value:
  • EnableLUA
  • After that set the value of the EnableLUA to 0
  • An Optional step for suppressing UAC prompt dialog, you have to locate the ‘REG_DWORD’ value:
  • ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin
  • After that set the value of the ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin to 0 (which is optional).
  • Lastly, Exit from the Registry Editor as well as restarting the computer for turning off UAC

Process 3: Using Command Prompt for Disabling User Account Control

Those commands that are used to enable or disable UAC in Windows Vista which are just the same while trying to modify the registry.

At first log in as administrator then open a command prompt that is elevated.

For disabling the UAC, you have to run the below mentioned commands:

%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Below mentioned command is for suppressing all the elevation consent notification:

%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Note: For re-enabling UAC, the command goes as follows:

%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

For turning on the prompt for the UI consent:

%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Unable To Change The Association Of Programs To Open Files In Windows Vista Like 7

Get Rid Of The Error Shown While Associating Application Programs To Supported File Extensions In Windows Vista

In Windows Vista, you are sometimes unable to associate application programs such as ACDSee, TTPlayer, foobar2000, Nero etc. to file extensions even though the programs support those particular extensions.

It is basically User Account Control (UAC) security feature that prevents you from registering or setting file associations properly. It does not allow you to access, modify, change or edit the system registry, if you are running the process or program with low privilege mode which lacks elevated administrator rights.

You get a message saying that an error has occurred while changing/modifying file type associations and you need to get in touch with the system administrator if you happen to use a limited account.

The file type associations fail while the setup installation procedure is running or when you try to register the file associations from the application program itself. This happens as the UAC restricts you from setting file associations successfully if you are not running your setup installer or application program in elevated privileges with administrator rights.

This is the reason why a particular file still opens in default Windows program even after you attempt to associate its file extension with a third party application program. For e.g., even after you try to associate .JPG file extension to a third party picture/image editor, the .JPG file will still get opened into Windows default tool like Windows Photo Gallery.

You can make use of any of the two workarounds in order to get rid or this error related to associating some programs to file extensions.

As the first solution, you need to run the application program (if file type association has been done during the installation process, you need to run the setup installer) in elevated privilege mode without UAC constraint. For doing so, you need to right-click on the application program or program executable and select the option “Run as Administrator” from the context menu.

As the second option, you may as well turn off or disable the UAC security feature so that you are no more required to have elevated administrator rights to access or modify file associations.