The Windows sidebar weather gadget stopped working this morning on my work PC. All it showed was the message “cannot connect to service“. A simple fix was posted by Kot86 on the Tech Support Guy forums (full thread here).
Basically all you do is:
- Close the gadget
- Open C:UsersUSERNAMEAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindows LiveServicesCacheConfig.xml in a text editor
- Save the file without changing anything
- Wait about 20 seconds
- Add the gadget back