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Windows 7: Notification Area Icons - Deleting?

21 Feb 2010   #1
KCINREBAK

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Notification Area Icons - Deleting?

When your in the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons window...When you un-install a program the icon notification always stays in that window...like when taking off an antivirus for example.




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21 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Go to search> type notification. Then adjust the ones not wanted. It can be set to show only when running, so in effect it is gone.
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21 Feb 2010   #3
KCINREBAK

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yeah but can you actually delete the notification off your hard drive so it wont show in that menu anymore?
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21 Feb 2010   #4
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

You probably can but would need done in the Registry.
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21 Feb 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Thats what I was going to say, you would have to change the registry, I would suggest that you do not.
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21 Feb 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello KCINREBOK,

Resetting the notification area will remove the old uninstalled programs and items in there for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Feb 2010   #7
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

I forgot about that, aint had to do it in Win 7 as I do not use it as much and its not the same set up as Vista and previous Windows.

I do however do that in Vista every once in a while along with the clean up Sidebar tweak too.
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