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Windows 7 problem?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:13 pm
by mikejkay
I have used Core Temp for some time and have been very happy with it and I was annoyed when Microsoft arbitrarily removed gadget functionality. Recently, for some reason or other, I lost the Core Temp gadget although CoreTemp itself is fine, currently Ver 1.4-64 bit. I have downloaded Ver 2.8 of the gadget and placed CoreTempGadget2.8.gadget in a CoreTempGadget subdirectory of Plugins which itself is a subdirectory of Core Temp. All as per the FAQ.

The gadget no longer starts on boot up and in order to get it to work I have to right click the screen, select gadgets and double click Core Temp. This brings up The Core Temp gadget. However, I cannot open the options menu and if I try I get an error message that Core Temp is not running despite the temperatures showing in the toolbar. Also, the error message seems to show that Core Temp Gadget v2.7 is running.

Have I done something wrong, or is this some shenanighins on the part of Microsoft :evil:

Re: Windows 7 problem?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:54 pm
by The Coolest
What I suggest you do is after you restart the system, go into the gadgets drawer, right click the Core Temp gadget and uninstall it.
The new version is very easy to install, since it's not a Core Temp plugin, all you have to do is double click on the .gadget file to install it.
Make sure that you have .Net 3.5 enabled in 'Turn Windows features on or off'.

Re: Windows 7 problem?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:21 pm
by mikejkay
I have followed your instructions. Found CoreTemGadget2.8.gadget (414kb) double clicked, asked if I wanted to install, clicked yes. Nothing.
Went back to gadgets menuu, Core Temp Gadget had reappeared. Opened Core Temp Gadget, same as before, ver 2.7? Says at bthe bottom of the gadget "Version 2.8 is available" :(

Re: Windows 7 problem?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:36 pm
by mikejkay
OK. I've now enabled net 3.5, deleted the gadget, double clicked on CoreTempGadget2.8.gadget and clicked Yes to install. Nada, except that now Core Temp Gadget is no longer in my gadgets so I can't even open ver. 2.7

Re: Windows 7 problem?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:25 pm
by The Coolest
Something must have gone wrong with the Gadget system in your Windows install. You can try to install the gadget manually:
The '.gadget' file is a simple zip file, so you can use winrar, 7zip, etc. to extract it to a folder, 'coretempgadget28.gadget' (it has to have the .gadget suffix).
Then place it in C:\Users\*your-username*\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets.
Open the gadget drawer again normally, it should be there, I hope.

Re: Windows 7 problem?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:58 pm
by mikejkay
Nope ;( I have four subdirectories in Windows Sidebar/Gadgets, they all have the suffix .gadget. All four also have a common file "gadget.xml". I have placed a copy of CoreTempGadget2.8.gadget in Windows Sidebar/Gadgets and rebooted to no avail. This is getting very frustrating.

Re: Windows 7 problem?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:54 pm
by The Coolest
I'm sorry to say, I don't know what is wrong on your system. This 'manual' installation should've worked.