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Windows 7: Anyone know how I can get my wireless icon back?

22 Oct 2014   #1
jadinolf

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Anyone know how I can get my wireless icon back?

I don't know what happened but as of a couple of hours ago my wireless icon in the notification area has changed to the Ethernet icon with a red X through it.

My wireless still works fine but I would like to have the proper one where it belongs.

When I boot up the proper icon shows and then it changes to the Ethernet icon with the red X.

Any thoughts?

Thanks




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22 Oct 2014   #2
richc46

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22 Oct 2014   #3
jadinolf

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Thanks from an ex-Norwalker Rich.

The computer is an another building, I'll be back.
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22 Oct 2014   #4
richc46

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I am in the very next town to Norwalk.
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22 Oct 2014   #5
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Westport? Darien?

Didn't work, Rich. Tried both methods.

Now my dilemma is I can't get to put the icons back where they were. I got a message that they were adding to the registry. Restore?

Thanks Rich


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22 Oct 2014   #6
richc46

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I would use restore back to where the first problem began.
Westport
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22 Oct 2014   #7
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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I would use restore back to where the first problem began.
Westport
Got a young lady just two doors away who is from Westport. Boston U graduate.

Rich, I just did a restore from a backup. Got the icon back but like before, they are all locked to the task bar. I thought the restore would fix that. That little orange mark on the icon is OK. Part of my wireless utility software.

Any thing in your quiver that will put me back to where it was?

I must explain- I tried to restore to a point before the problem occurred and the restore attempts failed.


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22 Oct 2014   #8
richc46

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Maybe if you remove the icons and then put them back? Type notification in search by the start button.
Before you put them back, boot the computer.
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22 Oct 2014   #9
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'll give it a shot Rich. The Lab is locked up for the night so I'll get at it in the morning.

Many thanks for your help.
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22 Oct 2014   #10
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Couldn't wait.

This goes under the heading of "You learn something new every day". Thank you very very much, Richard.


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