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Windows 7: How to disable the enhanced icons notification bar

18 Feb 2014   #11
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Yeah, I'm not certain of the order. You might have to turn on "replace generic icons..." to turn off the msg bar.

Since the msg bar is already off on my machine, I can't really test turning off the msg bar anymore (another annoying "feature"). I recall finding that once, but the goal was to turn it off, so I forget what I did to make it display again (not important).

Wish I could give you the 1, 2, 3 steps but I didn't write them down 2 years ago. All I can suggest is that you try configuring Device Installation Settings (automatic or include "replace generic icons...") and see how that affects the msg bar alternate menu (right click).

That's all I have, so I'll back out of this thread.

Good Luck... I agree, it is an annoying constant nag.

Bill
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06 Sep 2014   #12
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I stopped mine (Win7 Ultimate X64) using gpedit Computer Configurations, System, Device Installations, and enabled Prevent Device Metadata Retrieval from Internet. It might be slightly different in your gpedit but give it a go
Regards
Simon
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16 Apr 2016   #13
JefeRyback

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

First things first, I'm sorry to re-animate such an older thread I made so much time ago.

I used to check this thread for some months until I lost any hope somebody had the solution. Now that I face again the same problem I remembered that thread and come here to found that Shimshon answered it perfectly so much time ago.

I felt that I must to thank him/her help even after all that time. I just hope this nigromantic arise of this rotten-dead thread doesn't break the forum's rules neither upsets nobody.

After check the Shimshon info I searched the internet for more details and found (here: https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/wind...inding/V-21964) that, for those who don't wanna use GPO, the register key associated to the policy is:

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Device Metadata\PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork (DWORD that must have 1 as value)

Cheers
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16 Apr 2016   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you for posting back with your findings.

Here's some information about Device Metadata Retrieval Client if anyone would like to know more about it.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx
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