Technology, Windows

How To: Remember Windows Desktop Gadgets?

Remember the desktop gadgets for Windows operating systems?
They’re still available online if you would like to have them back on your computer.
For the purpose of this article I have installed and tested Desktop Gadgets Reviver version 2. I’ve been running the test for about 2 months now and have found no issue’s with the gadgets. There hasn’t been any unwanted activity (network) with the gadgets or the installer.

Windows users who are missing the desktop gadgets feature in Windows 8/8.1/10 can now download a free software called Desktop Gadgets Reviver.

Desktop Gadgets Reviver version 2

Once Desktop Gadgets pack is installed, it will automatically open Gadgets window that we’re familiar with.

You can drag one gadget at a time from this window onto the desktop area to add it to your desktop. The beauty of this gadgets pack is that you can download close to 1000 gadgets by clicking on get more gadgets online link. See image:

How To: Remember Windows Desktop Gadgets?

During my google search for Windows desktop gadgets I came across a website called At that site I was impressed with the look of their free gadgets, so I downloaded a few of them.

The most popular, most sought-after and highest-rated gadgets are here at addgadgets.
All of their gadgets are 100% free for use.

Out of all the gadgets on their website I like the network meter the most.
This gadget let’s you keep in touch with your smartphones hotspot data.
In my case I have 10 gigabytes of hotspot data allowed every month.
By inserting that information into the network meter gadget I can keep track of the data consumption I’m using on my desktop computer in real-time.

gadgets/windows/desktop Network Meter

If you’re like me and don’t have home Internet (for some reason) and you use your phones hotspot data on your desktop computer then this gadget will help you.

I trust it completely and have not noticed any unwanted activity by using it.

By doing a Google search for desktop gadgets revived you can learn a lot about getting the Windows desktop gadgets back onto your system.

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Why Is This The Last Rainmeter Skin 2

Its Here.

Rainmeter Skin OS 8, is available.

Thanks Rainmeter world.

I’m tired and need to move on.

OS 8_ScreenShot 01d_online

Fantastic, all good thing’s, must come to end.

Succeeding to spread out and conserve resource power, moderate engine, less heavy.

25% maximum – understanding load, nonsensical language. Meaning in the mind.

Smile – and this is the end. Thanks and friends. –Smile – no more skins – web site

(below is a better version, you may want to grab hold of that one)

Gallery of “AST” rainmeter skins and up top.

OS 8 – Version 1.1 Build 120 – Skin Installer Size: 6.85 MB – Skin Folder Size: 7.84 MB
(see version below)

multi-layouts with skin.
Measures Optimal
Meters compliant
Resources acceptable
Variables inline medium

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Feeling Lucky – Rainmeter | OS 8 | Variables

You might want to grab this version of OS 8, basically it’s the same skin…

OS 8 – Version 1.2 Build 130 – Skin Installer Size: 18.9 MB – Skin Folder Size: 20.6 MB

OS 8_ScreenShot 02a_ OS 8_ScreenShot 02b_ OS 8_ScreenShot 02d_

…with different wallpaper and more interactive functionality. The 8 Orb is with sound effects.

I’m not seeing you right now. I’m trying to find myself. – sir myth ragis


Why Is This The Last Rainmeter Skin


COMING SOON – This is my last Rainmeter Skin.

OS 8 – Version 1.1 Build 120 – Skin Installer Size: 6.85 MB – Skin Folder Size: 7.84 MB

OS 8_ScreenShot 01c_offline

Full Screen View – Click Image
multi-layouts with skin.

Measures Optimal
Meters compliant
Resources acceptable
Variables inline medium

 I finally have my layout. Rainmeter Skin OS 8.

Created on Windows 7 Pro SP1

Fine tuning was the challenge creating OS 8. I completed its life, 98 percent of the work is surreal.

Oh,  to clear up any mis-understanding –no- its not
the end of
and or any other affiliation of

It’s the end of any further rainmeter skin creation provided
by AST, I’m tired and need to move on.

A gallery of skins are available at the tab “Rainmeter Skins”

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Feeling Lucky – Rainmeter | OS 8 | Variables

the coming OS 8 skin has no release date set, final packaging in progressplease stand by…

OS 8_ScreenShot 01c_offline OS 8_ScreenShot 01b

additional screenshots, OS 8 lo1 w/Orb – offline, online

What do “Clouds” do? – They Dissipate.


Wintrol Update


It has been known for some time now, Wintrol didn’t work
with Windows 7 as well as it does with Windows XP.

Hold on to your hat’s.
Wintrol is being updated.

All of Wintrol’s execution buttons are expected to
work on Windows 7.

However, as much as it is desired, Wintrol
will not work with Windows 8 entirely.
The underlying issue here is due to the fact there is no
Windows 8 “OS” available here, so as to build Wintrol.

Stayed Tuned.

Wintrol is being updated for Windows 7.

Wintrol | Computer Utility | Windows Control Panel


The Truth about WinMetro by IOBit

Bring Windows 8 Metro UI to Your Desktop

WinMetro is specially designed to bring the newly introduced
Windows 8 Metro UI to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.
It offers an easy solution for old versions of Windows users to try and enjoy the tile based Metro UI. By displaying useful information such as weather, calendar, news, stocks, and frequently used programs, it turns your desktop into an informative and productive work station.
It also offers the option to boot to Metro Start Screen directly.

WinMetro V1.0 | / 7.38 MB
Supports Windows XP/Vista/7

I asked myself, why would I want this metro user interface (UI) to run on my Windows seven operating system (OS). With all the trash talk about Windows eight being UN-user friendly,
is this free software worth my time and how can it benefit me.
As long as it doesn’t harm my system, I said, what the heck at least I’ll give it try.
Since it is a product of, I trusted the program and installed it on my computer.
WinMetro didn’t harm my system.

Immediately after running WinMetro, I thought, “this is cool”, I’m getting a small experience of the real Windows 8 “OS”. I began to rummage through its settings -easy enough to understand- and then I began clicking tabs. My first tab I clicked on was the weather tab, the loading indicator began to rotate, I waiting for 10 minutes, I got nothing. I cancelled the effort to set my weather location.
Next, I click the twitter tab, a new full screen window revealed itself with the log-on interface to twitter. I usually copy and paste all of my user information and password in all text fields,
I couldn’t do that here. So, I manually input my information, logged on
and twitter opened my account. What I could do there was extremely limited,
I knew immediately this wasn’t a browser, so I wouldn’t be able to do
the things you can do what a browser has to offer.

Clicking the Facebook tab did nothing, a complete blank screen.
The SkyDrive, Bing, and the maps tab resulted in limited activity.
The Internet Explorer tab opened my default browser, in this case, Firefox.
The calendar, market place, news feed, sports, photo’s and desktop tab worked flawlessly.

The program’s tab loaded all of my installed software program’s and executing them,
worked just as they were intended.

After completing the review of the tabs, I began to think of what I would like WinMetro to have that it doesn’t possess. I noticed the big word START, I thought, “I want to get rid of it”.
I went searching for any .ini file that I might be able to edit manually.
I found none. The only .ini file is for settings and the weather tab (app).
Having the ability to cut, and or replace the word start would be a welcomed feature for this free product. And being able to add tabs and or remove tabs.

WinMetro does display the user name and the option to access the current user account, as well as being able to shutdown, restart, etc. your computer. And if you are running a low screen resolution, WinMetro will advise you to run a higher resolution for better results.

ScreenShot 002

Another feature I like about WinMetro is you can search your computer for stored files, photo’s, video, etc.,… (see screenshot)

All in all if you want to have a Windows 8 like experience
on your Windows 7 machine without this little piece of software
burying it self deep into your “OS”,
then WinMetro is what you want.

Provided is a direct download link or you can visit IOBit
web site for more information.

Please feel free to comment and let me know if you have a different experience with this application.

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WinMetro | Metro UI | Metro Store


Microsoft makes Windows 8.1 more DIY-friendly with full versions | PCWorld

Boxed Win8.1

Microsoft continued apologizing for its past behavior by announcing that retail copies of Windows 8.1 will be available in standalone, full versions of the software, rather than as upgrades from previous versions of Windows.

via Microsoft makes Windows 8.1 more DIY-friendly with full versions | PCWorld.

Windows 8.1 will roll out to users via the Windows Store at 7 A.M. Eastern time on October 17.