What happened to my gadgets in Windows 7?

Episode 1102 (1:44:56)

Paul from Stevensville, MT

Paul had a lot of gadgets he used in Windows 7, but they've disappeared. Leo says that's probably one of the reasons why Microsoft got rid of gadgets and replaced them with Apps. They have serious security vulnerabilities and instead of fixing the flaws, Microsoft just discontinued them.

It may be the recent update to Internet Explorer 11 that killed Gadgets. Here's a link on how to get the gadgets back. There's also a workaround here.