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You dont need side bar anymore, rightclick anywhere on desktop and goto
gadgets, Add the ones you want, put them where you want (side, top,
anywhere) and thats your gadgets as they were in vista.
If you have installed Windows 7 beta then you must
be aware of the bug that whenever UAC is switched off, Sidebar and
Gadgets in Vista fails to display properly on Windows 7 Desktop. Though
this is not for every machine but many users have reported this problem
that their Sidebar and Gadgets are not working properly.
For older beta
versions of Windows 7 there had been some temporary workarounds for the
same problem. But if you are using Win7 Build 7000.0.081212 then this
can be fixed using a simple registry hack which like in Vista will
Elevate your Sidebar and Gadgets Process. If you know how to
play with you registry Editor then just open regedit.exe
from Run command in Windows 7 and go to KEY HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Settings
From there edit the DWORD value of AllowElevatedProcess
and set it to 1. You don’t need to restart your
Windows 7 computer after this. If your sidebar and Gadgets were not
working properly earlier then they will be fixed instantly.
1.First be sure that ur side bar is closed,ie nothing is running in background.RIGHT click on side bar icon in system tray,chose EXIT button.U will get a message,asking if u really wants to close,click OK. 2.Check task manager to be sure that no Sidebar.exe process is running.if any one running,close it. 3.Open window explorer &paste following into location bar:%localappdata%\microsoft\Windows Sidebar Sidebar gadgets folder will open with a file named Settings.ini.Once u re-lounch sidebar from Start menu, new settings.ini is created immediately. With any luck, u should now have a new workink sidebar.
Okay go to start and open the control panel. Click on the appearance and personalization link, Click on windows sidebar properties and select start sidebar when windows starts. Then log off then log back in, and you should have your sidebar again.
Hope this helps, Ryan Frame Creative Energy Associates Technical Center
The earlier "active desktop" function in Windows XP that allowed a live webpage as a desktop is no longer present in Vista. It was replaced by the SideBar. You probably need to look for a sidebar gadget that offers this functionality.