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29 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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29 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit

I got it fixed. my own stupidity , i didnt install my motherboard drivers right. but i got it fixed now :) . thanks everyone

Allonthebus i hope you get yours fixed 2
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29 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS

For anyone who may still be interested

The 5.1 surround sound settings for Realtek are able to be changed
as the youtube video explains (see link from previous post).

As for my problems with weirded out icons in the notification area list,
I just decided to do a rebuild by using the .dat file provided by
Brink here: Icon Cache - Rebuild
(Many thanks to Brink)

I had done this before about three years ago with Vista but because of the change
in apperance I had forgotten all about this option. I did back then find manual
rebuild instructions however this time it took about three seconds and a restart
thanks to the provided batch file download link found from the link above.

This is probably no news to most, but before doing the rebuild I did find out a few things
about what was going on in my notification icons area LIST.
These being:
1) The Rundll32 listing refers to the USB dongle for internet (or may be other external device)
2)Windows Media Center - this was a strange one as the icon would change to a printer and sometimes the correct Media Center icon (this is why I rebuilt). However, when it did open in the system tray
I believe that the updates are related to the EPM (Electronic Program Mgmt- I think) function which I believe to be the updating of program information for tuned in Digital TV.
3) As for getting the Realtek icon back in the system tray and in the Notification area icon LIST, this was done by simply opening the Realtek software from the Control Panel-> Click on the information icon in the software at the bottom right of the GUI (Graphical User Interface) -> Checking the box which says display icon in notification area -> Clicking OK and then doing a reboot.

I know these things are simple for most people but hopefully this may help
someone down the track so to speak.

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