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Windows 7: Volume control not active

13 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
Volume control not active

Hi All

The volume control in the right corner of the taskbar has gone haywire. I tried activating it in the 'customize' settings, but it tells me that it is not activated. How do I activate it, and more specifically, what is the registry fix for this?

Note: I did try rebooting the PC, but no luck.


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13 Mar 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

occasionally my volume icon wont show when the computer starts, i find killing explorer.exe, from task manager then re starting explorer.exe from new task in task manager gets the volume icon to show.
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14 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

@Boohbah - Yes thanks, that also helps. Appreciated
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14 Mar 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

there is an easier way to restart explorer , i have restart explorer in my desktop context menu.
brink has made a tutorial here...
Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu
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15 Aug 2016   #5

7 / 64

boohbah brilliant,
context menu Plus bat file.
Thanks for the redirection.
Easier than using the run command in task manager.
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