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What is Vista Gadget and how do I stop it?

Question asked by Kevin Quigley on Jan 15, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2010 by Kevin Quigley

I'm attempting to uninstall SolidWorks 2009 SP4.1 from a Windows 7 machine and a message popped up during the Installation Manager uninstall process saying that "SolidWorks Explorer cannot be uninstalled becuase the SolidWorks Explorer Vista Gadget is running. Stop the gadget then run the uninstaller again".


Unsurprisingly there is nothing in the help about this, and running a system wide file search for vistagadget reveals only the install log.


How do I stop this gadget running? Where is it. WHat is it called. Help


More to the oint why doesn't the IM automatically stop it anyway?