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Windows 7: How to remove the windows 7 update icon from tray?

08 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit
How to remove the windows 7 update icon from tray?

I couldn't hide it using customize, can it only go if you disable automatic updates?

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08 Jan 2012   #2

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Hi cyberdude :)
If you customize the windows update as "only show notifications" and still it is not hidden, it means that it is in the process of updating. When the update will be installed, it will be back to hidden automatically.

I'd suggest you to not disable automatic updates, only for a system trey icon .
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08 Jan 2012   #3


Why would you want an important tray icon hidden is what beats me?
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08 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

If there are no updates pending as suggested by Archie above this may be useful - Notification Area Icons - Reset

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