You may have experienced problem with Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets like suddenly gadgets stopped displaying correctly, accidentally uninstall default built-in gadgets or you need to restore Gadgets to factory default settings.

So we are giving step by step solutions to get rid of these issues.

Fix: Gadgets stopped displaying/working correctly.

  1. To Fix it, Run Command Prompt as Administrator and then type these 3 commands one by one.
  2. regsvr32 msxml3.dll
    regsvr32 scrrun.dll
    regsvr32 jscript.dll

    You will receive DllRegisterServer succeeded message for each Dll, which indicates the Dll is registered successfully.

  3. After re-registering all these 3 Dlls, restart your PC to take effect.

Restore/Reinstall built-in Windows Gadgets.

  1. Click on Start and type Restore Gadget in StartSearch box or type in Control Panel’s search box.
  2. Now click on Restore desktop gadgets installed with Windows and all default gadgets will be restored.

Restore/Reinstall Windows Gadget platform.

  1. To reinstall Windows Gadget Platform, go to Control Panel >> Programs >> Turn Windows features on or off
  2. In Windows Features, clear check box Windows Gadget Platform and click OK to start uninstallation.
  3. After uninstalling, restart your PC and follow the above steps again and mark check to Windows Gadget Platform and click OK to start re-installation.

Applies To:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Home Basic

– UPDATED 3/7/2011

18 responses to “Restore or Reinstall, uninstalled Windows 7 Gadgets”

  1. ana Avatar

    yahooo…..thanks for the info my gadgets is back…i follow the steps and it works greatly….

  2. Judy Avatar

    I am so impressed with this article. I followed the steps and now have my gadgets back. Thanks so much

  3. sathvik Avatar

    when i right click and open the gadget, it not showing any option, wherever i go like start menu, Ctrl panel, no use plz what can i do?

  4. Bimal Tripathi Avatar
    Bimal Tripathi

    I have still the calender gadget blank problem…..

  5. paul Avatar

    Win7 Ultimate x64.

    All was working but now:
    Can’t adjust any gadget opacity,
    Clock second hand won’t work anymore,
    Clock only displays as default.

    UAC is configured on allow everything.
    I cannot restore gadget defaults, it just opens the gadget window.
    Ran FIXITas per M$; no work.
    edit registry as per M$; no work.
    did the above: no work.
    Turned gadgets off and reboot and turn on: no work.
    No Adobe on computer (this has been identified on other sites).

    As usual, about 6hrs has been spent for a no gain.
    Help would be appreciated.

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