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Windows 7: Bluetooth tray problem

17 Oct 2009   #1
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 
Bluetooth tray problem

I accidentally removed the bluetooth icon in the tray by right clicking it and pressing remove icon. And now i have no idea how to put it back! I typed bluetooth in the search bar when clicking on the windows orb. The option comes up to 'Change bluetooth settings', i click on it but nothing happens!

Can somebody help me here?!


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17 Oct 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This worked for one person:

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1. Back up the Registry by creating a restore point.
2. Go to Start > Run (or Windows-key + R), type in regedit and hit OK.
3. Navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cla sses\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Wi ndows\CurrentVersion \TrayNotify.
4. Delete the values IconStreams and PastIconsStream.
5. Open up the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), go to the Processes tab, select explorer.exe and click End Process.
6. Open the Applications tab and click New Task at the bottom-right of the window.
7. In the message box that pops up type in explorer.exe and hit OK.
8. Explorer.exe will reload, and the missing icons should now be back in the system-tray where they belong.
9. Then if the volume bar isnt there, go to taskbar properties (where the volume was gray) and simply tick the box.
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18 Oct 2009   #3
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

i performed a system restore and its back now, will definitely bookmark this incase it happens again
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28 Oct 2009   #4
viperen

Windows Vista/7
 
 

set the registry key “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Bluetooth\Notification Area Icon” to 1
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