8GadgetPack

8GadgetPack

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    14,007
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 06, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    11.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    270
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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3 stars

"Watch out for adware when installing"

October 03, 2014

 |  Version: 8GadgetPack 3.0

Pros

The program works as advertised, restores functionality to Windows 8/8.1

Cons

GoSaave, NextCoupo, and WebbiNG will mystically get installed even when opting out of addon software during install. I tested this theory 3 distinct times on 3 different machines, with this being the only new application installed.
NOTE TO INEXPERIENCED USERS: Uninstalling one of the adware applications will immediately restart your computer, and install it's partner app. Example, GoSaave is installed, if you uninstall it, your browsers will close and your computer will restart forcibly. When you look at your programs on reboot, NextCoupo or WebbiNG will be installed. (It's a random rotation).
Other symptoms include your background going black, as if you were being remote VNC'ed.

Summary

The adware is not the fault of the developer, but care should be taken when installing this product, and strict monitoring should be done in the days afterward.
I gave 5 stars for the added functionality to Windows 8, and removed 2 stars for the sneaky install engine to generate ads for kickback.

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5 stars

"Works great with Windows 8 and 8.1"

September 01, 2014  |  By drabek

 |  Version: 8GadgetPack 3.0

Pros

Adds back the functionality that went missing when Win 8 came out.

Cons

Nothing that I've noted.

Summary

I've been using this since Win 8 first came out without problems. So far on three machines: homemade machine, Asus convertible, and Surface Pro 3.

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3 stars

"useful tool but unstable"

January 12, 2014  |  By suriomario

 |  Version: 8GadgetPack 3.0

Pros

it is substituting Win 7 Gadget which are missing in Win 8 as start button and other known function

Cons

app isn't stable, freezing regularly and doesn't response, simplicity is better than complexity :)

Summary

if you need it, install ti, if you are not missing it dont install it

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5 stars

"works great in Win 8.1"

December 17, 2013  |  By bradley29

 |  Version: 8GadgetPack 3.0

Pros

seems to work fine
you can remove the sidebar if you want
the widgets from Win 7 are here
no other junk installed using the direct download link, just 8gadget

Cons

none that I can see

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2 stars

"Does not work with Windows 8.1"

October 21, 2013  |  By Jade422

 |  Version: 8GadgetPack 3.0

Pros

Excellent application work well with Windows 8. But after downloading Windows 8.1 this application is no longer working. Please update I love this application and would like to use it again

Cons

No longer working with Windows 8.1 needs updating

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
Version 3.0 released --- Resolved an error message appearing when opening event viewer. Fixed a bug preventing the installer to work when windows is not installed on C:.
General
Publisher Helmut Buhler
Publisher web site http://nes.bplaced.net/
Release Date November 06, 2012
Date Added November 06, 2012
Version 3.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 8 (32/64-bit) only
Download Information
File Size 11.87MB
File Name 8GadgetPackSetup.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,007
Downloads Last Week 270
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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