02-04-2010 06:04 AM
I've lost the sidebar gadget in Windows 7 for NIS. It shows that it is installed under Program Files, but it doesn't show up as an available gadget. I have NIS 2010 on 2 machines, both running Windows 7 64-bit. The gadget works on one but not the other. Any ides on how I can get it restored?
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02-04-2010 06:19 AM - edited 02-04-2010 07:01 AM
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Did you see NIS icon in the System Tray?
Try restarting the machine and check for the Norton Gadget. Let us know the result.
Did you un-install the Norton Gadget by any chance?
Did you migrated your OS from Vista to Win7?
02-04-2010 02:18 PM
I restarted the machine 2 or 3 times. That didn't make any difference. If it got uninstalled, it wasn't intentional. I do see a NIS icon in the system tray. Everything seems to be working fine.
I did a clean install of Win7...I didn't migrate anything over from Vista.
Like I said, there is a folder under Program Files for Norton.Gadget...I just cannot get it to display as an available Gadget to add to the sidebar.
02-04-2010 03:47 PM
This evening I tried an uninstall / reinstall of NIS 2010. This process removed the Norton.Gadget folder and installed a new copy of this folder. However, the gadget still isn't available when I try to add new gadgets.
02-05-2010 01:11 AM
Go to Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization>Dektop Gadget select 'Restore desktop Gadgets installed with windows' option or search for the word 'restore' in Start menu and select the 'Restore desktop Gadgets installed with windows' . Norton Gadget will be listed in the window. Select Norton Gadget , right click>Add. This option should bring Norton Gadget to the sidebar. Hope this solves your problem.
02-05-2010 04:56 AM
I already had checed the "Restore Gadgets" options...the Norton IS gadget IS NOT listed in that window. All other gadgets are but not the Norton one.
02-05-2010 05:16 AM
Please try out the solution in this thread over here:
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02-05-2010 05:30 AM
I am running Windows 7 64-bit. I just downloaded NIS 2010 and all of the updates last evening. I don't know the exact build number, but it should be the "latest and greatest." Thanks for your help.