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Windows gadgets discontinued?

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#1 blueballs


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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:05 PM

I looked for a gadget to check how much data I was downloading and the time it took to do it? Then I found that windows gadgets have been discontinued because of security vulnerabilities.  Is there some other way that I can see this(download speeds) on my Win 7 home premium  64 bit desktop? I have a gadget on my desktop that shows CPU and memory usage,its the one with two dashboard type meters,should I delete it or would it be safe to keep that one?

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:25 PM

I can't answer the question about leaving or deleting current desktop gadgets. Never used them never will.

As for an alternative resource monitor, a now retired, staffer here introduced me to: Moo0 System Monitor

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 07:12 AM

There was Yahoo Widgets and they worked very good, very low memory and CPU usage but I didn't use that for quite some time

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 09:33 AM

I have not used this but it is supposed to work on 7 also. Read the FAQ.


You need to trust the person who created the Gadget and I believe that is why Microsoft discontinued them. It's like downloading an Android app outside of Google Play.


Than being said you can also get them here.

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