Windows 7 Weather Gadget not updating


I have a problem with the Windows 7 Weather Gadget not updating, steps I have tried to fix this.

Uninstalling and restoring Windows Gadgets
Using a different account
Changing the area it gives me weather for (this did update for this other area)
Using another weather gadget (was nowhere near as accurate or good as the Windows one)

It seems to be stuck on 11 degrees and sunny 24 hours a day

If anyone has any suggestions i'm listening


Thanks for your reply but simply using a different Gadget doesn't solve the problem i'm having, I want to use this Gadget

I fixed it myself by deleting the cache for all gadgets and then re-installing said Gadget

For anyone else with this problem, here's how I did it.

  • Close the Gadget
  • Browse to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Cache
  • Delete all the files & folders you find here
  • Re-install the Gadget
  • Problem solved (at least for me!)

Additional notes
If you have to uninstall the Gadget totally, you can re-install all of the Gadgets that came with Windows by doing the following

  • Click on Start
  • Type in Gadget Restore
  • Select Restore Desktop Gadgets Installed with Windows
  • This will put back all the Windows Default Gadgets

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Last updated February 14, 2021 Views 27,300 Applies to: