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    MSN Weather gadget - regional settings...

    First I had Accuweather as my weather gadget (3rd party), but I kept having my sidebar go up to 500+ megs which is not normal at all... So I uninstalled it, thinking it might be a memory leak due to a badly designed gadget. I thought I would try the MSN gadget supplied w/Vista.

    My OS language is English, but I am localized in Switzerland (regional settings). The MSN gadget tells me "Service not available in your language or region". I can go to the MSN weather site and get the same info... there's nothing secret or restricted about it...

    If I switch my localization to USA, the gadget suddenly works. If I switch it back, it stops working again...

    How stupid is that?

    --ch

    Never mind, I found a bunch of articles relating to the problem. Still stupid, though. Guess I'll try the patch. So, is this a deliberate action on the part of MS, or is it just a three year "oversight"?

    Last edited by chmillman; 23 Feb 2009 at 18:37. Reason: more info
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    Re: MSN Weather gadget - regional settings...

    Well that didn't work, maybe the patch I found isn't correct, it not only wouldn't run the weather, but the currency exchange gadgets stopped working too... --ch

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MSN Weather gadget - regional settings...

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