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Windows 7: System tray icons keeps disappearing 64bit desktop

06 Jun 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

The scan finished before I fell asleep, and nothing malicious was detected, I dont have a windows disc so I might just do a clean install. I've only had this PC 3 months and I already have to reinstall windows, good thing I copied every installed app I have thanks for your help

Actually before I do that I'm going to try to clean the tray cache with CCleaner
and I just read something that said that this issue is more prevalent with systems that autologon, I don't have a password on my PC, so I assume that would qualify as autologon, even though I didn't enable and specific options it just the default behavior.

and it says something about UPnP

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06 Jun 2013   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

If you like you can also reset the notification area to see if it may help.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

If you wanted to do a repair install instead of a clean install, the repair install tutorial has links for how to download and create a Windows 7 installation DVD/USB to use to do it with. All you will need is your product key number to activate it.
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06 Jun 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Thanks, I'll give it a try if this doesn't solve the issue. I'll post the result tomorrow if anything changes.

UPDATE: Ok, so, pretty much every failed to fix the issue. I just found that restarting explorer at start up is the only work around. I don't find this too annoying because I tend to restart it anyway because the wifi icon displays the incorrect icon for ethernet cable icon. I have something I downloaded from askvg to restart explorer from the desktop context menu. Thanks Brink for helping me
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