Reinstall / Repair the Windows Vista Sidebar

For those encountering problems with the Vista Sidebar loading and gadgets disappearing:
  1. Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator.
  2. Enter these commands, pressing Enter after each line:
    Regsvr32 atl.dll
    Regsvr32 “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll”
    Regsvr32 “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll”

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