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use Vista gadgets on Windows 8 8GadgetPack enables you to install and run Windows Vista gadgets on Windows 8. After you install 8GadgetPack, you will see the familiar Vista sidebar and can choose which gadgets you want to install. If you lover your desktop gadgets and want to bring them back to your Windows 8 computer, this will do the trick. The program is a modified version of 7Sidebar (from the same developer), which performs the same functionality for Windows 7 users. The settings dialog still refers to 7Sidebar. Copyright Snapfiles.com

Windows 7/8/10

Product Details

Publisher Helmut Buhler Price Free
Version 16.0  history Last updated Nov 20, 2015
File Size 19.1 Mb Requirements None

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Works with windows 10 as well 5 stars by ianmacm Sep 02, 2015 (Read all my 173 reviews)
This will bring back the gadgets to Windows 8 and Windows 10. Recently I have been testing it in Windows 10 and it works fine. Gadgets were originally introduced for Windows Vista, and Microsoft has prevented some of them from working, saying that they are a security risk. Fortunately 8GadgetPack comes with a wide range of built-in gadgets which should be enough to satisfy most users. Definitely recommended for people who like gadgets, and it is free. show Review details
Highly recommended 5 stars by fanofthe9470 May 31, 2015
If you miss the Windows 7 gadgets, you'll enjoy the 8GadgetPack. In Windows 8.1, I spend 99.9 percent of my time in the Windows Desktop environment (versus the Windows "Tile world"). The 8GadgetPack functions just like the gadgets that shipped with Windows 7. It ships with 56 gadgets. The 8GadgetPack can also be installed on Windows 7...this is a nifty way to add a weather gadget to Windows 7 (note: Microsoft previously blocked the Microsoft weather gadget from functioning). show Review details
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