Microsoft Gadgets are used by Windows Vista users to display cool visual elements on the desktop screen, such as a clock, weather in your local area and even PC stats such as CPU usage for those tech loving geeks such as ourselves.
The gadgets are not used much nowadays as most people have Windows 7 or Windows XP on their systems and gadgets are not used with these operating systems, as they were a feature of Vista.
Sadly, Microsoft has announced that there are security holes within the gadgets, so they have recommended that we remove them and not use them at all. This could be a tactic to get more people to buy Windows 7, but either way people who like a fancy analogue clock on their desktop are going to be disappointed to say the least.
They have released a patch reportedly known as a stop-patch which is a drastic move by Microsoft but one that will see the gadgets be disabled entirely on a computer system. We do not yet know if this patch will be included in the normal Windows update style or via the Microsoft Website.
The people who are affected by this are going to be people who are not so tech savvy and are still using Windows Vista when they should clearly be using XP or Windows 7. This means that this news is not going to reach the right people, as the tech savvy people who read tech based news are more likely to have a better operating system installed on their computer system. That’s just our side note anyway.