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Windows 7: No Wifi or Volume icon in Tray?

25 Nov 2012   #11
JetsonB

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

The white flag with the X is the Action center, I ran out of space on my backup flash drive. I open MSE, is says my PC is protected, realtime is on, defenitions are up-to-date.

Action Center:

Microsoft Security Essentials:



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I uninstalled the sound card from device manager, and rebooted, and the same MS driver (Hi-Def Audio Device) was reinstalled, sound works fine. But, the icons still aren't in the tray. I scanned the system with the command you gave me, some corrupt files were fixed. I'll find the latest RealTek drivers later tonight and install them.
Right click on the Taskbar and click on Properties. When the window opens click on Customize. Make sure the icons you want are marked to show.
Seriously, did you try this? Go simple first, then move your way to the harder solutions...
I did try this, and the volume nor wifi icons are in the customize window.






Notification area now:




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25 Nov 2012   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Click on Turn system icons on or off in the Customize window.
Make sure the Clock Volume is set to On.
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25 Nov 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

Why do you have all that crap starting with Windows? Those are freeloaders on your CPU/RAM and startup time which with rare exception don't need to run until you open them. Establish a Clean Boot now as shown in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

In addition if you have the corrupt Toshiba bloatware preinstall I would strongly consider running a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to actually experience Win7 in its native instantaneous state. It will save you many similar problems caused by the crap which OEM's lard onto the system unnecessarily.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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25 Nov 2012   #14
JetsonB

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

The system icons for Volume and Network are "Off", and darkened, is says that admin has disabled them. I am the admin on this computer, and I haven't set any group policy settings that deal with volume or network that I can remember.


I had Vista Basic originally on this computer, I later installed 7 when it came out. I have Soluto (Click Here), it delays many of the programs that you see in the tray from starting with Windows.

Is there a group policy setting that has been ticked accidentally?

**EDIT: I did install some of the Toshiba apps back on, since I found them to be useful.
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25 Nov 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Click on the link just above the window to see if it will allow you to change those settings.

Soluto is not a solution for best performance, only a resource which itself slows startup so is best uninstalled after studying its results.

But we already know that no startups other than your AV and gadgets/sync if you use them are required so you can uncheck all of them in msconfig>Startup and msconfig>Services after Hiding All MS Services. The only reason not to do this is if you like a lot of programs freeloading on your RAM/CPU for no reason. The tutorial we use here to achieve this Startup Programs - Change has two million views without a single complaint.

If this is an in-place Upgrade from Vista still larded with the Toshiba crapware then you're overdue for a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which assures the absolute best performance.
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25 Nov 2012   #16
JetsonB

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

I use MS Security Essentials as my anti-virus program, will disabling Windows Defender in msconfig affect MSE?

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25 Nov 2012   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I found this article that has fixes including Group Policy Editor and Registry Changes.
Fix Network, Clock, Volume and Power (Battery) System Icons Missing with Disabled or Grayed Out Check Box Options My Digital Life

I would create a Restore Point and System Backup Image before making these changes.
If something goes wrong it's best to have a way to recover.
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25 Nov 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JetsonB View Post
I use MS Security Essentials as my anti-virus program, will disabling Windows Defender in msconfig affect MSE?

It is already disabled by MSE, which uses its parts.
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25 Nov 2012   #19
JetsonB

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
I found this article that has fixes including Group Policy Editor and Registry Changes.
Fix Network, Clock, Volume and Power (Battery) System Icons Missing with Disabled or Grayed Out Check Box Options My Digital Life

I would create a Restore Point and System Backup Image before making these changes.
If something goes wrong it's best to have a way to recover.
Thank you @DavidW7ncus, this worked for me.
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25 Nov 2012   #20
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome and glad you got it sorted !
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