Windows news gadget not updating

Several users reported that desktop widgets were missing or not displaying properly anymore after the browser was updated to Internet Explorer 11.The browser did not cause any issues on Windows 8 in this regard, which is understandable considering that Microsoft did remove the gadgets option from the desktop part of the operating system. Apparently, gadget display issues are caused by DPI settings that are not set to default values.Many Vista users were complaining about UAC and they wanted to keep it turned off.

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It seemed no one knew why and all sorts of speculation about MS killing the service due to security problems.

However, 2 days later, it went to forecasted temperatures again.

I'd open, re-save and restart the widget and it'd work for another two days. what is happening when I open and re-write the file: I'm updating the modification date stamp on the file.

Then I found one post that was confirmed as a fix for the problem.

The content of the post essentially stated that you need to open a XML file and simply re-save it: C:\Users\App Data\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache\I tested it myself, and when I reopened the widget, it soon reappeared with the current temperature.

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