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Windows 7: Can't enable Network icon. 7 Ultimate x64

01 Dec 2014   #1

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
Can't enable Network icon. 7 Ultimate x64

Under turn systems icons on or off, the setting for Network is Off and greyed out so it cannot be turned on. Doesn't change if I have all the icons showing or in the popup window.

In the select which icons menu I have network set to show the icon and notifications.

The icon was there last night but today is gone.

I have the latest release of Classic Shell installed, but that's never bothered the notification icons.

No help here System Icons - Enable or Disable

HideSCANetwork is not found in the Registry.

No help here either Programmers BLOG: SYSTEM ICON PROBLEM No instances of cannot repair in the log and sfc /scannow finished with Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2014   #2

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

Finally found a fix.

Colin Cochrane | Windows Vista Disappearing System Tray Icons Fix

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

Delete the values "IconStreams" and "PastIconsStream"

Use Task Manager to end and relaunch explorer.exe and all the icons are back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Can't enable Network icon. 7 Ultimate x64

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