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Are Gadgets for Windows 7 still viable and supported?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am thinking of getting CPU Meter, GPU Meter, and Network Meter. Are those still supported and accurate or should I look for other gadgets that do about the same thing?

If so, which ones do you suggest?
 


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You'd be better off using Rainmeter tbh mate. (Stick to the stable release btw) You can use Google to find skins, there's tons of them, and you can customize/create your own.

 

Windows 7 gadgets are shit.


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You'd be better off using Rainmeter tbh mate. (Stick to the stable release btw) You can use Google to find skins, there's tons of them, and you can customize/create your own.

 

Windows 7 gadgets are shit.

do you know if rain meter or something similar that i could use to get a clock on the second task bar for windows 8?


 

 

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do you know if rain meter or something similar that i could use to get a clock on the second task bar for windows 8?

DisplayFusion.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

You'd be better off using Rainmeter tbh mate. (Stick to the stable release btw) You can use Google to find skins, there's tons of them, and you can customize/create your own.

 

Windows 7 gadgets are shit.

Hmm alright, thanks!


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Just to inform you, gadgets for Windows Vista and 7 were discontinued because they had serious vulnerabilities, as you can read in Microsoft page:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/gadgets

Rainmeter was always superior to Windows gadgets tbh, and always will be.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Rainmeter was always superior to Windows gadgets tbh, and always will be.

This is the first time I've heard of it and it seems nice but somewhat cluttering for someone who just wants monitors for CPU,GPU, Network and maybe HDD..

All the different skins(especially for clock and weather) seem a bit daunting also.

Are there any good skins or apps for Rainmeter that you recommend for monitors?


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This is the first time I've heard of it and it seems nice but somewhat cluttering for someone who just wants monitors for CPU,GPU, Network and maybe HDD..

All the different skins(especially for clock and weather) seem a bit daunting also.

Are there any good skins or apps for Rainmeter that you recommend for monitors?

I've not used it in a long while, so i can't recommend anything up to date. Your best bet is just looking at what you can find and trying them out. They can be repositioned/altered etc.

 

http://rainmeterhub.com/

http://customize.org/rainmeter

http://rainmeter.net/discover

http://rainmeterskins.org/


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Rainmeter can be as basic as you like, you can turn off anything you don't want on any of the skins


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Rainmeter can be as basic as you like, you can turn off anything you don't want on any of the skins

Sweet, good to know.


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I have used rainmeter a lot, but stopped using it after creating a skin that was eating 60MB of RAM.

 

Here is a screenshot of the skin I made for rainmeter.
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Now I use Windows 7 Gadgets from http://addgadgets.com, in my Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers, they only eat 25MB of RAM. If you want to use Windows 7 Gadgets in Windows 8 and 8.1, download a thing called http://8gadgetpack.net/.

 

Here is my PC1 desktop, Windows 7 + gadgets from addgadgets.com .

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System 1: Thermaltake Element Q - Thermaltake 220W SFX - Asus AT5IONT-I mini-ITX - Intel® Atom™ D525 onboard 1.8GHz Dual-Core HT - Integrated NVIDIA® ION™ - 2x 2GB Kingston DDR3 - Samsung 120GB 840 Series - Scythe Kama Rack 3.5 - Asus DVD-RW

System 2: Thermaltake Element Q - Thermaltake 220W SFX - Asus E2KM1I-DELUXE mini-ITX - AMD E2-2000 onboard 1.75GHz Dual-Core - Integrated AMD® Radeon HD 7340 - 2x 4GB Kingston DDR3 - Samsung 120GB 840 Series - Scythe Kama Rack 3.5 - Asus DVD-RW

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