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Windows 7: unistalled programs on the notification area


30 Nov 2009   #1

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unistalled programs on the notification area

hi, all! I'm new here, I just found you on google!

I'm having a problem. I want to get rid of a icon on my notification area. the program has been unistalled, I deleted every single file I found of that program, but the icon didn't disappear.

I tried this solution:

Quote:
blablabla...

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

In the right pane, highlight both IconStreams and PastIconsStream.

...blablabla.


but IconStreams and PastIconsStream are not there. and I tried with the find... that entries are not in my registry.

what can I do?

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30 Nov 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suri View Post
hi, all! I'm new here, I just found you on google!

I'm having a problem. I want to get rid of a icon on my notification area. the program has been unistalled, I deleted every single file I found of that program, but the icon didn't disappear.

I tried this solution:

Quote:
blablabla...

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

In the right pane, highlight both IconStreams and PastIconsStream.

...blablabla.
but IconStreams and PastIconsStream are not there. and I tried with the find... that entries are not in my registry.

what can I do?
Try to right click on Notif bar Go to properties Go to Notification and then uncheck. Hope this works
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30 Nov 2009   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I had a similar situation yesterday trying to completely get rid of a program.

Here is what I did:

Reinstalled the program.

Went to revouninstaller.com and installed that program.

Used revo uninstaller to uninstall the program again. There is a choice in revo where you can have it dig into the registry for all remaining entries. I let it do that and I have no sign of it anymore.
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30 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try to right click on Notif bar Go to properties Go to Notification and then uncheck. Hope this works
nope! there is nothing to uncheck!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I had a similar situation yesterday trying to completely get rid of a program.

Here is what I did:

Reinstalled the program.

Went to revouninstaller.com and installed that program.

Used revo uninstaller to uninstall the program again. There is a choice in revo where you can have it dig into the registry for all remaining entries. I let it do that and I have no sign of it anymore.
hahaha!
you know, this is funny.
I tried that, but the icon didn't go away. so, I uninstalled revouninstaller and now the icon of revo is on the notification area and won't go! haha!
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30 Nov 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Suri, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Resetting the notification area icons may be able to sort this for you. It's important for it to be done step by step or it will not work though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Nov 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

After any uninstall, I also type regedit in start search box, right click Run as Adminstrator (if you need it), then check the Software keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE .

If there is any remaining registry key from the uninstalled program and you have no other programs by that name, then you are safe to rightclick Delete that named key.

Always set a restore point before editing Registry.

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01 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
After any uninstall, I also type regedit in start search box, right click Run as Adminstrator (if you need it), then check the Software keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE .

If there is any remaining registry key from the uninstalled program and you have no other programs by that name, then you are safe to rightclick Delete that named key.

Always set a restore point before editing Registry.

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tried that first, didn't work!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Suri, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Resetting the notification area icons may be able to sort this for you. It's important for it to be done step by step or it will not work though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
but then I tried this and voilą! it works!

thank you, Brink! and thank you all!
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01 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Suri. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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