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Windows 7: How to clean up notification icon list?

03 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
How to clean up notification icon list?

Hi everyone,

After I uninstall several programs, their icons are still in the notification icons list. Is there away to remove the ones that I no longer need?


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03 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Try this -=> Link
Hope its what you're looking for...
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03 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7

I try it but I dont see two entries in the list: IconStreams and PastIconsStream
. I have the reg path correct. I use Windows 7 U

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03 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7

nvm I found a way to do it:

Notification Area Icons - Reset

Thanks though
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19 Nov 2009   #5
Jim Bob

Win 7 Home Premium

Hello, just installed Win 7 and noticed this problem right away. Tews, I went to your link and it worked first time. Good fix............thanks.
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