Windows 7: weather gadget

In February the weather gadget in sidebar stopped to work. I get the “cannot connect to service” error.

If you have the same problem, you need change the date/time for config.xml file in C:\Users\<your account>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache folder.
Just set the 01/01/2020 as date there.

If you’re not developer and have no tools to change the date for file, you may do the next:
- change the current date in Windows
- open the config.xml in NotePad
- without any changes in document you need save the file
- return the real date in MS Windows
- after a few minutes you’ll see the real weather in gadget

PS: you do not need re-install anything or add any changes for DNS in hosts file as suggested in many sites. Just change the date of file and it’s enough for correct work.

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