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I just resolved a problem where I could not download or install Windows sidebar gadgets in Windows 7.  The behavior occurred as I entered the gallery and clicked Download.  The popup appeared for the unverified publisher, but when I clicked Install nothing happened.  There was no error or any other indication that it failed -- other than the gadget not being installed.

I couldn't find anything on the Internet about this problem that was remotely helpful.  But, I narrowed it down to InPrivate Filtering.  After I disabled InPrivate Filtering I was able to install the gadget.

This may or may not be a problem for most users with InPrivate Filtering.  I have added a Registry key value so that my Internet Explorer sessions always start with InPrivate Filtering (by default you have to turn it on for each browser session).

Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 1:50 PM | Back to top

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