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Can I get back Desktop Widgets in Windows 8?

All the Windows Desktop Gadgets are removed in Windows 8 or we can get the RSS feed or Weather on desktop?

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marked as duplicate by ChrisF, Joey, Diogo, CharlieRB, Oliver Salzburg Oct 30 '12 at 13:16

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I see no reason why one wants to use them. Still, they are available as a 3rd party app

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There are reason to use them that's why Windows 8 can get back them instead of discarding! – A.Antri Oct 30 '12 at 12:37
@A.Antri - They are vulerable to an known exploit. – Ramhound Oct 30 '12 at 13:27

No, there's no desktop gadgets in Windows 8. The built-in support has been removed in favor of Live tiles on Start screen.

Microsoft has also removed gadget download page from their site. There are only several popular gadgets left (for those with Vista or 7).

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