Sidebar weather gadget not updating

Issue: Windows Vista and Windows 7 sometimes have problem with Windows Live Gadget as it does not work and gives error message- " Could not connect to Service".

When the weather gadget stops working the currency gadget also does not work.

The weather gadgets stopped working on all of our Win 7 computers about the middle of January this year. But I can say with certainty that the time stamp on that config file is the key to making it work again.

I am so glad I stumbled on this thread, because since I got this laptop 3 yrs.

In order to fix Weather Gadget I did a lots of research and found different misleading solution which actually does not fix this issue rather waste your time but just to let you know I am first mentioning what all I have found as claiming problem solved using these steps. Note: Some of the website says weather gadget has been discontinued by microsoft and that's why weather gadget stops working.

It dawned on me that maybe MS has coded a cutoff date for the file in Windows and that after that date, the file is considered 'dead'.

To test that hypothesis, I used a date/time stamper utility to change the date to April of 2016. I am happy to report the widget has continued to display current temperature for the entire week, not just two days.

Then a week later, 'unable to connect to service.'I researched the problem on the internet.

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

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