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Windows 7 news gadget not updating

Users of Windows Vista and Windows 7 have been advised to completely disable their Windows Sidebar and Gadgets, in response to what appears to be a serious security risk.The Windows Sidebar is a vertical bar that can appear at the side of your desktop, containing mini-programs (known as gadgets) that can provide a number of functions such as a clock, the latest news headlines, weather report and so forth.

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The warning comes ahead of a talk scheduled for Black Hat later this month by Mickey Shkatov and Toby Kohlenberg.“Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information,” it reads.In other words, users need to upgrade to Windows 10 or knowingly expose themselves to cybercriminals.By clicking on an element you make it the current clipboard.This way you can select older clipboards and paste them into other applications. The options of Clipboarder allow many possibilities.Once the gadget installs successfully you will notice a blue color rectangular box on your desktop with the F-Connect button.

To authenticate your account and to access to the gadget you need to press that button and allow the application access via browser.

Changes to Microsoft's policy have also created plenty of confusion.

Skylake processors were included in the original policy announcement, but Microsoft has back-pedalled now says that some devices running the chipset will continue to receive Windows 7 and 8.1 updates, while others won't.

The options of the clock gadget allow you to enable the second hand or to change the timezone. Here I copied the installer file and then the name of the file.

Clipboarder will display everything you copy to the clipboard.

Which is bad news if you found those sidebar gadgets useful.