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notification icon option is greyed out

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Just a thought; are you logged on as Administrator?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 enterprise


    Yes Edwin, it has always been "admin" login. I guess some files are seriously corrupted and unrecoverable instead of configuration issues.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by wongckeong View Post
    Hi Brink, i tried both option 1 to manually "disabled" the "Remove the.." items of local group policy and rebooted with no effect. then i go to option 2 to download all .reg to enable the registry and rebooted with no luck

    seems like i have already tried all the suggestions and none of them is helping, i will go and restore my win8.1 to original factory setting... anyone more suggestion before i go into this step?

    thanks again!
    In that case, see if resetting your group policies back to default may help in case you may still have one set that is causing this.

    Local Group Policy - Reset to Default - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #14


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 enterprise


    Brink, resetting local group policy to default is not helping. I noticed that my Notification Icons Area is empty while my system icons is still greyed out except the Clock.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You could also do a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue to hopefully quickly undo and fix it.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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