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How To Get Windows 7 WEATHER Gadget To Work Again RRS feed

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  • 1st- make sure you have this file: Config.xml at: C:\Users\"Your Name"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache

    2nd- If you don't have it, then you will have to make one, and put it there. If that's the case, then copy and past the next reply message (below this one) to Notepad and name it: msconfig.xml .

    3rd- Once you do that, make a shortcut to your desktop, then Right click on the shortcut and select "Edit" or "Open With" (Notepad).

    4th- Now got to the menu bar at the top and select "File" tab, then select "Save". You will have to do this about once a week, when your Weather Gadget become corrupted at anytime or unresponsive. It should only take about 60 seconds or less to fix it-self. It's been working for me on Windows 7 for 4 years now. It will work on Windows 10 too, but you have to install the Gadget software, since it is not offered in Windows 10.

    In short, all you have to do is "SAVE" that file again, when ever it starts to act-up or stop working, and it will fix it-self in 60 sec or less. Yep! ...that is all you need to do, is just click that "save" under the "File' tab, and that's it!! It's real simple, once you get the hang of it. If it don't work, let me know, for ever hold your peace, because you would be the first to have this problem, which mean, your computer has serious real issue, and should need to be repaired from the command prompt or other means.

    It took me a long time to figure this out; whereas, no one else's methods worked. So pat me on the back =)P Just keep in mind that you will have to re-save this file about once a week. This is why I want you to make a shortcut to your desktop for easy access.


    • Changed type RSwanson72 Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:43 PM
    • Edited by RSwanson72 Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:01 PM
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:12 PM

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  • Save the below to a Notepad and name the file: Config.xml

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <services refresh="45">
     <service name="weather">
      <operation interval="15"/>
      <languages>
       <lang>
       ar-ae
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-bh
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-dz
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-eg
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-iq
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-jo
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-kw
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-lb
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-ly
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-ma
      </lang>
       <lang>
       arn-CL
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-om
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-qa
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-sa
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-SY
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-tn
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ar-ye
      </lang>
       <lang>
       az-AZ
      </lang>
       <lang>
       bs-BA
      </lang>
       <lang>
       cs-CZ
      </lang>
       <lang>
       cy-GB
      </lang>
       <lang>
       da-DK
      </lang>
       <lang>
       de-AT
      </lang>
       <lang>
       de-CH
      </lang>
       <lang>
       de-DE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       de-LI
      </lang>
       <lang>
       de-LU
      </lang>
       <lang>
       dsb-DE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       el-GR
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-AU
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-CA
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-GB
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-IE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-IN
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-MY
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-NZ
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-PH
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-SG
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-US
      </lang>
       <lang>
       en-ZA
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-AR
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-BO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-CL
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-CO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-CR
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-DO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-EC
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-ES
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-GT
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-HN
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-MX
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-NI
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-PA
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-PE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-PR
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-PY
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-SV
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-US
      </lang>
       <lang>
       es-VE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       et-EE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       fi-FI
      </lang>
       <lang>
       fil-PH
      </lang>
       <lang>
       fo-FO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       fr-BE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       fr-CA
      </lang>
       <lang>
       fr-CH
      </lang>
       <lang>
       fr-FR
      </lang>
       <lang>
       fr-LU
      </lang>
       <lang>
       fr-MC
      </lang>
       <lang>
       fy-NL
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ga-IE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       he-IL
      </lang>
       <lang>
       hi-IN
      </lang>
       <lang>
       hr-HR
      </lang>
       <lang>
       hu-HU
      </lang>
       <lang>
       id-ID
      </lang>
       <lang>
       is-IS
      </lang>
       <lang>
       it-CH
      </lang>
       <lang>
       it-IT
      </lang>
       <lang>
       iu-CA
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ja-JP
      </lang>
       <lang>
       kl-GL
      </lang>
       <lang>
       lb-LU
      </lang>
       <lang>
       lt-LT
      </lang>
       <lang>
       lv-LV
      </lang>
       <lang>
       mi-NZ
      </lang>
       <lang>
       nb-NO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       nl-BE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       nl-NL
      </lang>
       <lang>
       nn-NO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       pl-PL
      </lang>
       <lang>
       pt-BR
      </lang>
       <lang>
       pt-PT
      </lang>
       <lang>
       qut-GT
      </lang>
       <lang>
       quz-BO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       quz-EC
      </lang>
       <lang>
       quz-PE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       rm-CH
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ro-RO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ru-RU
      </lang>
       <lang>
       se-FI
      </lang>
       <lang>
       se-NO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       se-SE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       sk-SK
      </lang>
       <lang>
       sl-SI
      </lang>
       <lang>
       sma-NO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       sma-SE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       smj-NO
      </lang>
       <lang>
       smj-SE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       smn-FI
      </lang>
       <lang>
       sms-FI
      </lang>
       <lang>
       sr-CS
      </lang>
       <lang>
       sv-SE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       th-TH
      </lang>
       <lang>
       tr-TR
      </lang>
       <lang>
       uk-UA
      </lang>
       <lang>
       ur-PK
      </lang>
       <lang>
       wen-DE
      </lang>
       <lang>
       zh-SG
      </lang>
      </languages>
     </service>
     <service name="stocks">
      <operation interval="10"/>
     </service>
     <service name="currency">
      <operation interval="15"/>
     </service>
    </services>

    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:14 PM
  • The Weather Gadget in Windows 7 Professional would not find any location, neither manually nor automatically.  I checked, and C:\Users\"Your Name"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache was empty.  I created the Config.xml using these instructions, and I was able to set the location on my Weather Gadget.  
    Monday, May 29, 2017 11:41 PM