Windows 7: Disable All Gadgets

   Posted August 20, 2010 by David Kirk in Windows 7

I love real life gadgets but completely hate them taking up my desktop space. Disabling gadgets will help your system run leaner and will reclaim some of that vital desktop real estate.

I am not a gadget fan. I do not like them in Windows or in OS X. There are various ways to turn gadgets off and hide them. The most simple way to get rid of gadgets is just to disable the feature all together.

Here is how to Disable the Gadget feature in Windows 7.

1. Open Start Menu
2. In the search box type turn windows
3. Select Turn Windows features on or off
4. Deselect the Windows Gadget Platform checkbox and click OK

step by step directions for disabling gadgets in windows 7


About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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