Windows 7 news gadget not updating

One of such gadgets, which is usually there by default in Windows, and is definitely a useful one, is the RSS feed gadget.

You can get RSS feed headlines of a site on your windows sidebar through this gadget.

Instead of the normal download screen, users attempting to update their systems are facing an error message reading, “Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows.

"Because the processor is not supported together with the Windows version that you are currently using, your system will miss important security updates." Microsoft has tried to justify the move by saying that the processors offer new capabilities that makes compatibility with older systems difficult, but it's also being seen as yet another aggressive technique designed to migrate more customers to Windows 10.

Machines running Ryzen, Kaby Lake and other new processors will have to upgrade to Windows 10.

Microsoft has released a Windows lifecycle fact sheet to clarify the situation.

Changes to Microsoft's policy have also created plenty of confusion.

There are a number of gadgets available, some for fun and some for getting things done.Microsoft has started blocking Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates for computers running certain new chipsets.The company announced plans last January to block next-generation Intel, AMD and Qualcomm processors from system updates on older versions of Windows, but didn't reveal when support would be cut. Social media users are reporting that Microsoft is now blocking access to Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on devices running Intel's Kaby Lake processor.Security-conscious users running any Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 7, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 build are advised to download and apply the patch, which can be found on Microsoft's support site.Surely this should be an optional or even forced update through Windows Update?Internet explorer can detect feeds for the visited website. Open any website or blog which has feeds (almost all the blogs use feeds to keep their readers updated with latest news). If you want to keep track of more than one website using feed gadget then you could create a feed bundle using Google reader and subscribe to it using the above mentioned tutorial.After opening a webpage, notice the feed icon given at the IE toolbar. When installing an updated gadget package, it's advisable to uninstall any previous versions by right-clicking the gadget in the Gadget Picker and selecting "Uninstall" from the context menu. Otherwise, installing an updated gadget by either a self-installing gadget package or copying selected files results in the same behavior described above.Web services provide an alternative method for gadget developers to update their gadgets.This gadget is connected with internet explorer which should be there on your PC unless you have manually uninstalled it.This article will give you the instructions to add site feeds to this gadget using internet explorer. Now you have to add feed gadget on the sidebar (again, if not present already).