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Where can I find Windows 7 Gadgets?

I wanted to download a Google Calendar Gadget for my Windows 7 PC. To my disbelief, on the Microsoft Windows Gadget Gallery I was greeted with this message:

Desktop gadgets: Because we want to focus on the exciting possibilities of the newest version of Windows, the Windows website no longer hosts the gadget gallery.

I read this as: 'Because we want you to buy Windows 8, the ...'.

Is there anywhere else I can simply download this calendar (and other) gadgets, without resorting to ad/malware/junk-infested torrent sites etc.?

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  • @Mepher: definitely duplicate. Can be closed as far as I am concerned. Commented Aug 29, 2012 at 8:06
  • More likely there was a big security hole in the Gadget code and they don't really want to go through all the trouble to try to fix it.
    – ale
    Commented Aug 29, 2012 at 13:58
  • @AlEverett definitely a security Hole...support.microsoft.com/kb/2719662
    – Moab
    Commented Aug 29, 2012 at 14:06

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As linked in the comments above, you can sometimes download from the developer's site, however, I found this is rarely the case. Personally, I'm a heavy user of I Forgot The Milk and the Google Calendar gadgets, and luckily you can still find both hosted on the developer's site.

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