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March 16, 2015

Windows 7 WEATHER GADGET ‘not working’ workaround!

Filed under: Microsoft Related — Tags: , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 12:40 PM

UPDATE: May, 2015

The method defined in this post is now not working any more. [at the beginning it was working but not anymore] , I will see if alternate methods may work and will update this post in coming week, to see if its working … Insha Allah,  




From past few days, clients reported that Weather gadget stopped working with error “cannot connect to service …






After doing some googling, it was revealed that dueto some security concerns Microsoft have discontinued it.  BUT  you can still Enable by following simple steps.

  1. Go to “C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache”
  2. Edit “Config.xml” by Right Click / EDIT
  3. Now donot change any thing & simply save it (CTRL+S or FILE -> Save) [without doing any modification]
  4. After 1-2 MINUTES, Restart the Gadget!



It will work Insha Allah !!!!





Syed Jahanzaib

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