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Windows 7: Old Icons in Notification Area

01 Dec 2011   #1
ronlee317

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Old Icons in Notification Area

Hello everyone. I have been looking at those old inslalled icons in my notification area and have noticed that they are quite numeral to say the least. Can anyone here help me do this without much complication?

Thanks


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01 Dec 2011   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Have a look at this tutorial Notification Area Icons - Reset
Jerry
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01 Dec 2011   #3
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

I use CCleaner from Piriform to flush the notification tray cache. Works like a charm! Be advised that after you flush the cache, you'll need to restart Windows Explorer. This is easy though. Just start Task Manager (control+alt+delete) and end the explorer.exe process. Then select "file" from the Task Manager's menu and type in explorer.exe and hit enter. No more old tray icons!

Be advised before using CCleaner to uncheck all the options you don't want it to do. In other words, if you just want the notification tray icons flushed, make sure in CCleaner, that is the only thing selected. Not a huge deal but stuff like thumbnails can be flushed as well.
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02 Dec 2011   #4
ronlee317

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Hello

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums
Have a look at this tutorial Notification Area Icons - Reset
Jerry
Thanks Jerry. Is there much to this. I'm no tech if you now what I mean.
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02 Dec 2011   #5
Bongo

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You're Welcome just follow the tutorial it is very easy to do.
Jerry
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