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    Default Turn on Sidebar with UAC disabled in Windows 7

    If you have Windows 7 Beta installed with UAC disabled you might run into problems while trying to load gadgets onto your desktop. You can enable the UAC in order to use Sidebar.But if you don't wanna turn on that nagging UAC and still love those tiny useful gadgets you can bring them aboard by following these steps:

    * Click on Start button, type regedit in the search box and hit enter.
    * In regedit, go to :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Sidebar\Settings

    * In the right pane,right-click and select DWORD Value from the New menu.
    * Rename the DWORD Value to AllowElevatedProcess. Double-click on it and type 1 in the Value data field.




    * Close Registry Editor and try to load the gadgets.They should work.




    Thanks Chris for finding the registry

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    Nice one! Great fix.
    Anyone notice the AccuWeatherMiniForecast gadget doesn't display properly, or just on my pc?

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    i don't have it....where did u get that?

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    On my pc it's:

    Start, All Programs, Desktop Gadget Gallery.

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    Nice share

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    Nice find Dishant !!! But I recommend, that you don't do that....

    If you do so....you could invite a lot of trouble for your PC.

    After bypassing UAC ... any Gadget, by an unkown Publisher can exploit your Windows.

    So be careful.

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    ^ Thanks for the insights Ramesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramesh Kumar MVP View Post

    After bypassing UAC ... any Gadget, by an unkown Publisher can exploit your Windows.

    So be careful.
    Yup. Right. But it's upto people what gadgets they wanna install and from where.I wud recommend from microsoft. This tweak just enables them to get the gadgets up and running.

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