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How to repair Blank Calendar Gadget Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I am trying to use the windows 7 desktop calendar but it only shows a blank face when installed. Will this gadget work on 64 bit version. I have searched and tried many solutions without sucess.

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Clarification Request
Did you try Popeye's suggestion at link?

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Solutions I tried

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The solutions I have tried to date are as follows : Turn off / restart / turn on - Windows Gadget Platform in cotrol panel, Microsoft Fix It # 50617 and 50618, tried to resore a previous version of calendar in file properties without sucess, and a fix to add a script file ( .DLL I think ) using the command prmpt in run. I was working on my Tax Return in Turbo Tax during this period and did not keep details of what I tried, sorry. I need more info on how to proceed with Popeye's solution step by step. Thanks for the help. Steve
PS : calendar worked when I first activated it. additional System Info : Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1 with IE9 on a Dell Studio EPS sx8100-2777NBC with Intel i7-870 2.93GHz ,8MB Cache.

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I'm unsure what more is required from Popeye's post.

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All levels of skill arrive here. How to stop a service or task is sadly something we have to learn about or risk spending bucks at repair counters or phone support. I can't tell what step needs more explanation. If all of them I suggest you talk with those that you get support from, for a little extra help first hand.

"Stop sidebar.exe and use regedit to delete the following key. You must have administrator privileges.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\
Restart sidebar.exe"

Sorry but for me that's pretty clear but I'm someone that writes apps. Tell a little more about what you need to know.

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Repair Blank Calender

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Thank for your help. I went back to IE8 and the problem was solved. Steve

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Compatibility error with IE9

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I just fixed this problem on my machine 3 minutes ago by uninstalling the IE9 update that was released. I then rebooted my machine and added the calendar gadget back to the desktop and everything was working great! I have never posted to a thread like this, but given how much I attempted to troubleshoot this problem I felt I needed to register and post Happy I am running windows 7, 64 bit, core i7. To uninstall IE9 (reverting back to IE8) follow these steps:

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Repair Blank Calendar

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Thanks - I just solved my problem by using your suggestion - worked great and was an easy fix. I guess IE9 still has some bugs. Thanks Again. Steve Grin

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