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 PostPost subject: Desktop Gadget Gallery with UAC disable w/o replacing files        Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:32 pm 
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Earlier I post an article that replacing Desktop Gadget Gallery in Windows 7 build 7000 with the one from build 6801 works, but chris123nt found an easier solution:

As many of you undoubtedly know already, in Windows 7 Beta 1, disabling UAC also causes the gadgets to stop working. This can be very annoying, especially for the power users who turn off UAC, or for those who are turning it of in order to avoid that nasty token elevation bug that rears it’s ugly head out of random on some machines.

The reason for this is that Microsoft made the assumption that the sidebar process would never be run in an elevated state. So when you try to start it with UAC disabled it detects that it would have to run elevated, so it just does nothing to abide by the pre-set rules set by Microsoft. Thankfully there is an undocumented registry setting to correct this issue.

1. Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Settings
3. Create a new DWORD Value called AllowElevatedProcess
4. Set the value of the new DWORD to 1
5. Close the registry editor. Your gadgets should work now. No reboot or anything necessary.

So there you have it, an actual fix to the issue that doesn’t require swapping out the sidebar executable like some sites suggest *cough* mydigitallife *cough*.

Source: http://chris123nt.com/2009/01/19/fix-wi ... h-uac-off/

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 PostPost subject: Re: Desktop Gadget Gallery with UAC disable w/o replacing files        Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:15 pm 
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Great find - big thanks to Chris for discovering the regkey. I am one who likes to disable UAC and this is going to be a great help :)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Desktop Gadget Gallery with UAC disable w/o replacing files        Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:15 pm 
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alterbridge86 wrote:
Great find - big thanks to Chris for discovering the regkey. I am one who likes to disable UAC and this is going to be a great help :)

Same here, I can stand UAC, the first time vista and 7 startup, I disable UAC.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Desktop Gadget Gallery with UAC disable w/o replacing files        Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:08 am 
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thank you very much,l much better than trying to swap files or put up with the uac!


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 PostPost subject: Re: Desktop Gadget Gallery with UAC disable w/o replacing files        Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:28 am 
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This has been a lifesaver.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Desktop Gadget Gallery with UAC disable w/o replacing files        Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:17 pm 
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A bump but it has a prupose:

In windows 7 7042 x64 I see to be running into an error now, the folder is not there in the registry. If you add it under sidebar and then add the key nothing happens or if you add it in the only folder - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Compatibility .

Can anyone confirm/deny this? Or better yet have a fix (I will be trying a few things)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Desktop Gadget Gallery with UAC disable w/o replacing files        Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:26 pm 
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There is need to fix that in build 7022 - the Desktop Gadgets are working fine with disabled UAC in that (and later) build(s).

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 PostPost subject: Re: Desktop Gadget Gallery with UAC disable w/o replacing files        Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:36 pm 
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Really? damn I must have screwed something up...


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 PostPost subject: Re: Desktop Gadget Gallery with UAC disable w/o replacing files        Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:48 pm 
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Probably. It works fine with disabled UAC here:

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