Restore Your Gadgets After Disabling UAC

If you’ve disabled User Account Control (UAC) and use Windows Gadgets, you might notice they’ve disappeared. This is to help stop any malicious unsigned gadgets since UAC isn’t active. But if you’re sure you don’t have any unsafe gadgets installed, you can reactivate Windows Gadgets by adding this Registry entry:


Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Settings

DWORD Name: AllowElevatedProcess

DWORD Value: 1

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Scroll to Top