Five Apps: Windows 7 Gadgets that gather system information

Five Windows 7 Gadgets to keep you informed about your system

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Although Microsoft pulled support for Desktop Gadgets, they are still a handy way of getting an on-the-fly snapshot of your system and system resources. Some would argue, if Microsoft no longer supports the system - why bother? However, for many users, having instant, up-to-date, information about a system means an efficient work environment. If you're one of those users, you'll be glad to know that Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets still work and there are plenty out there to satisfy your need for as much information as possible.

I've tracked down five such gadgets that will fill the void of information that the standard Windows desktop leaves. Just remember, these Gadgets do take up resources (though not much). As with anything on the Windows 7 desktop, you'll want to make sure you have plenty of RAM to work with. Now, let's see if any of the following Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets will offer up enough information for you.

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