Thx for the tip, but that seems almost more time consuming than just rearraning my 4 gadgets to right order? Maybe im wrong?
The idea is to fix what Windows is messing up at boot. Running this batch evertyime you boot instead of having sidebar start automaticallly to copy over the correct settings is about the only other way I can think of fixing this, aside from digging down into MSes code which I'm sure they wouldn't appreciate. Once its setup and scheduled to start everytime you login, its just like its auto-starting.
If my gadgets were vanilla, used as supplied, I'd happily experiment as you describe. Unfortunately several of my gadgets are repositories of information which are there specifically to keep data at my fingertips between boots, so deleting and re-adding them would be extremely counter-productive.
I did do something similar early on with those gagets that are used as supplied, without any customization, but it made absolutely no difference to the way they're numbered or the way the sidebar behaves since SP2.
I understand completely, but there's no way to back the data up? Well renaming the sections manually shouldn't hurt though. You could try that.