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Old 08-15-09, 08:02 AM   #4
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Default Re: Stocks gadget removed in Windows 7 RTM

I finally found a way to get Stocks gadget working in Windows 7 RTM after searched on Internet about file ownership for Windows 7, Vista method didnt worked.

Here the solution how to get Stocks gadget work on Windows 7 RTM.

1. Download and install StocksPlus gadget.
2. Click Start, type in cmd and right click to run it as administrator.
3. Go to Program Files\Windows Sidebar directory.
4. Type "takeown /f wlsrvc.dll" without quote.
5. Right click on wlsrvc.dll file, go to Properties/Security and click on Edit.
6. Click on admininstrator username and tick to gain full control of the file then click Apply.
7. Backup wlsrvc.dll and paste the same file from RC build 7100.
8. Launch StocksPlus gadget.

If you dont have or not bothered to download Windows 7 RC 7100 so I uploaded wlsrvc.dll file from RC 7100, you can download it below.

Download wlsrvc.dll (64 bit) from
Download wlsrvc.dll (32 bit) from
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