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Windows 7: Notification Area Icons getting more and more

13 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)
 
 
Notification Area Icons getting more and more

Did someone of you allready recognized that even after uninstalling several programs the icon is still shown in the Notification Area Icons Options?

Even when it was just one time used the icon is shown. Is there a way to delete those old entrys out of the Notification Area Icon Options?


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13 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You could have a look in the registries, do a search and see what comes up for your uninstalled programs. I have a different problem with it not remembering some of my customized icons.
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13 Jan 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bansh,

Restart the computer to see if it is still there afterwards. Sometimes a restart is needed to fully uninstall some programs. If yes, then you might see if resetting the notification icons may help. This tutorial is for Vista, but it is the same for Windows 7.

Notification Icons - Reset - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Shawn, method 1 didn't seem to work but I was going to try the manual way but can you tell me if I can delete all of these.

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13 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)
 
 

Thanks for trying to help me. I tried several ways.. even searching the registry but its not working. I have no clue where these entrys are comming from.

I don t want to delete them all... just the the one i choose.
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13 Jan 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Hi Shawn, method 1 didn't seem to work but I was going to try the manual way but can you tell me if I can delete all of these.

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Mr GRiM,

You would only want to delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream entries. It is critical to kill and restart explorer first and restart (or log off and log on) the computer afterwards for it to work though.
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13 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

OK thanks, what are the rest of them?
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13 Jan 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm not sure yet. They are new with Windows 7. Vista did not have these.
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13 Jan 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bansh View Post
Thanks for trying to help me. I tried several ways.. even searching the registry but its not working. I have no clue where these entrys are comming from.

I don t want to delete them all... just the the one i choose.
Bansh,

Doing what is in the tutorial will only remove the ones not in use. If they are still being used, then they will reload after the reset. Nothing to worry about.

Notification Icons - Reset - Vista Forums
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13 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)
 
 

Dunno why but that is not working for me :/

Edit:
Ok its working! Sorry for the circumstances. THANK YOU !!!!!!!
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