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  • I have downloaded msdnen.gadget on my Windows7 machine. I did so by following a link on a reply that I got in a Visual Studio forum. The instructions said to double-click the gadget file. When I do the OS tells me this is an unkown file type and I need to choose a program that knows how to open the file! Nothing on the download page to help me with that.

    The only information I can find on-line tells me that this is a file type that "Windows" handles. So now what?

    R.D. Holland
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:17 PM


  • Someone showed me what was wrong. On my machine "Windows gadgets platform" was not enabled. I went to the control panel/programs and features. On the left pane was a "Turn windows features on or off". I selected that and then enabled gadgets. After that, the install dialog opened when I double clicked the .gadget file and it installed.
    R.D. Holland
    • Proposed as answer by mystifeid Sunday, April 01, 2012 11:00 PM
    • Marked as answer by RD Holland Monday, April 02, 2012 2:49 PM
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:56 PM