Show gadgets when UAC is off in Windows 7

User access control (UAC) is a feature of Windows 7 that controls the level of access given to various programs. When you turn UAC off (as explained in how to turn off UAC in Windows 7), Windows refuses to show the non-Microsoft sidebar gadgets because of security. But you can show these sidebar gadgets too, if you want to. Here is how :

  1. Press the key combination Windows Logo Key + R, to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type regedit in the Run dialog and press Enter to open the Windows Registry Editor
  3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:

  4. Right click anywhere in the right side pane and select New → DWORD (32-bit) value. Give the new value a name AllowElevatedProcess.
  5. Double click on the newly created DWORD value and set its value to 1.

Now you should be able to show the sidebar gadgets even when the user access control (UAC) is turned off in Windows 7.