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Windows 7: Remove notification area icons?

19 Oct 2009   #1

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Remove notification area icons?

Hi, I clicked on the bottom right of my taskber, where is says "show hidden icons".
I then clicked on customize and found 2 program icons that I had previously uninstalled. One was; Registrybooster and the other Revouninstaller.
I opened Regedit and found nothing conserning these 2 programs.
How do I remove them off the notification area. I don't just wont to hide them.

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19 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

In registry editor go here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

Delete: "PasteIconsSteam" and "IconStreams" keys.

Close the registry editor and then go into task manager and kill the explorer.exe process.

Restart your computer, and hopefully the uninstalled programs should dissapear from your notification area!

Hope this helps.

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19 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 premium
Problem solved

Thanks Tom !

You've solved the problem !
I might have to save your reply because I'm sure I will need it again in the future.

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19 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

No problem, glad your sorted!
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30 Nov 2009   #5

windows 7 ultimate

i have also tried that registry tweek to get rid of past notifications
but i don,t have PasteIconsSteam" and "IconStreams" keys not showing in registry
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