Microsoft Offers 'Fix it' for Windows 7 Gadgets 'may not work or display properly' Issue

Microsoft is providing Windows 7 customers with automated solutions designed to resolve issues they might have come across, in which their gadgets aren't working properly, or displaying erroneously. In this regard, Microsoft confirms that "Windows 7 Gadgets may stop working and may not display properly, Gadgets may appear as black squares, may appear to have […]

Microsoft is providing Windows 7 customers with automated solutions designed to resolve issues they might have come across, in which their gadgets aren't working properly, or displaying erroneously. In this regard, Microsoft confirms that "Windows 7 Gadgets may stop working and may not display properly, Gadgets may appear as black squares, may appear to have vertical green lines down the center or may not appear at all and may have a blue exclamation marks next to it, or calendar gadget may displays without dates." This problem occurs even if you tried the following troubleshooting steps:

  • System Restore
  • UAC is ON
  • CMD Scannow

This issue can occur if there are incorrect settings in your Internet Security Zones.

In order to resolve the glitches and get their Windows 7 gadgets working under normal parameters again, customers will need to edit the registry of the operating system. "To have us change the registry value for Value data in Zones subkey to 0 for you, click the "Fix it for me"," advised Microsoft in KB2515657.

If you prefer to fix this problem yourself, follow the step below:

KB2515657