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Windows 7: How to remove delete icons from taskbar notification

23 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 7264
 
 
How to remove delete icons from taskbar notification

I installed a few apps yahoo IM for example. It installed a taskbar notification icon, but when I deleted the application and rebooted it still shows a choice in the Customized section of the Notification Area in the Menu.


I found a fix for this, not sure if its the best way but it works! SO I hope some of you will enjoy this!

Be Warened you need to regedit!

#1. Regedit to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

#2. Delete the entries for IconStreams and PastIconsStream. (close Regedit)

#3. CTRL + ALT + DEL Start taskmanger Find Explorer in the Processes tab and end the task

#4. While in Task Manager click file, New Task (RUN) and type explorer

#5. Reboot

#6. Your GHOST icons should be gone now, however your customized settings will also be gone so you will need to change them again.

Source

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23 Jul 2009   #2

 

Do you mean something like this?

Notification Area Icons - Reset
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Yup except you need to do the rest of the steps listed above..
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23 Jul 2009   #4

 

Ummm - the reboot does the same as killing explorer and restarting it....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 7264
 
 

OK.. Thats fine don't kill the messenger just trying to help some people out when I had the problem
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23 Jul 2009   #6

 

Lol - not killing the messenger - I think you had originally posted a question and while I was posting my response you edited your original post - or else I am getting old and did not actually see the steps you had listed.

Either way, your info is just as good as the info from the other site - so both are 'correct'.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2009   #7
greekunick

 

Thanks Dude! I was having the same problem and did a search on Google to find your post. It worked perfectly. The key was as you said, the last few steps must be done or otherwise you cannot delete the errors...

-greekunick

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
I installed a few apps yahoo IM for example. It installed a taskbar notification icon, but when I deleted the application and rebooted it still shows a choice in the Customized section of the Notification Area in the Menu.


I found a fix for this, not sure if its the best way but it works! SO I hope some of you will enjoy this!

Be Warned you need to regedit!

#1. Regedit to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

#2. Delete the entries for IconStreams and PastIconsStream. (close Regedit)

#3. CTRL + ALT + DEL Start taskmanger Find Explorer in the Processes tab and end the task

#4. While in Task Manager click file, New Task (RUN) and type explorer

#5. Reboot

#6. Your GHOST icons should be gone now, however your customized settings will also be gone so you will need to change them again.

Source
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Glad i helped you Greekunick, PS welcome to the forum. I wanted to let you all know I do tend to play around a lot and mess things up. SO I will be posting some how-to's as I live and learn on windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2009   #9

 

Speaking of which - don't forget we already have an extensive tutorial section here....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Worked like a charm. I had tried the registry editing and the reboot but it did not work until I stopped and ran explorer through Task manager. Well done and thanks

I guess two questions remain -

1) Why are they not removed in removal process?
2) Why are registry cleaners not picking this up?

Tks again for solution <S>
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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