How to add Windows 7 widgets to Windows 11

Windows 11 has a new feature called Widgets with the ability to display many different widgets to provide information to users. You can add small widgets to the widget page to stay up to date with news, stock market, weather, traffic…

However, the downside of Widgets is that users have to tap the widget button on the Taskbar to open the widget page. When doing any action outside the widgets page, the widgets page will disappear.

In this article, will show you how to bring classic Windows 7 widgets to Windows 11. The advantage of these classic widgets is that they can be pinned on the desktop so you can always update the fastest. necessary information.

Steps to install Windows 7 classic widget on Windows 11:

Step 1: Download the 8GadgetPack app. This is a free tool provided by developer Helmut Buhler.

Step 2: After downloading, double-click on the downloaded 8GadgetPackSetup.msi file to proceed with the installation. Once installed, you will see a toolbar along the right side of the screen for you to add, edit, and configure widgets.

Step 3: To add a new widget, right-click on the toolbar then select 8GadgetPack Tool > Add gadget or press the + sign in the upper right corner of the screen. You will see a lot of widgets for you to choose from such as clock, calendar, weather, CPU information…

Step 4: You can drag and drop the widgets arbitrarily and place them anywhere you like. Widgets are also customizable by hovering over the widget then selecting the wrench button.