Gadgets Not Loading or Missing from The Desktop

If Windows Gadgets are not loading or are missing from the Desktop, try the following: Use Task Manager to end the sidebar.exe process Right-click on the Desktop and select Gadgets from the Context Menu to restart sidebar.exe Microsoft recommends disabling the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets because of security concerns. Microsoft Security Advisory (2719662): Vulnerabilities in …

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How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 7

Requirements An ISO of the Windows 7 installation DVD or a Windows 7 disc. You can download ISO’s from the list of Windows 7 ISO Direct Download Links. You’ll still need your own valid product id key to activate Windows 7. A USB Flash Drive that has a capacity of 4GB or larger. This USB …

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How to enable AHCI in Windows 7 after installation as ATA

OS Windows 7 To enable AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) after Windows 7 is installed with ATA mode, do the following: Start Windows 7 Run Registry Editor Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci Change the “Start” value from 3 to 0 Reboot and go to the BIOS immediately Set BIOS to AHCI The next time Windows 7 loads, …

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