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January 15, 2011 1:54:34 PM

Good Mornin' Everyone- As I 've posted earlier, I'm having an icon appearance problem with my Tune Up Utilities program. TUU 2011 Tech Support has sent me this 'fix' involving some registry elements and values. They have instructed me to Create a Text Editor File, copy and paste the keys they've sent into it and save it as 'systemtray.reg'. Behind the below listed keys they've sent, I have noted in capitals the state of the items in my existing registry. Could someone please help me with this problem? I am not sure if creating and saving the file is going to fix this system tray notification area icon disappearance problem I'm having, nor do I know how to do this procedure. I thank those in advance who are willing to help me with this. :) 
tim

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer OK
"EnableAutoTray"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify]

"PastIconsStream"=- NOT THERE
"IconStreams"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000 NOT THERE
"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SystemTray"=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,\ NOT THERE

79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,72,\

00,61,00,79,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\upnphost] OK
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV] OK
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Nla] MY VALUE IS 00000003
"Start"=dword:00000002

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netman] MY VALUE IS 00000003
"Start"=dword:00000002

Easiest way:

Create a text editor file, copy and paste the keys into it and save it as
systemtray.reg THIS IS THE PART I DO NOT UNDERSTAND, NOR KNOW HOW TO DO. WILL THIS CORRECT MY REGISTRY SETTINGS AND VALUES? [#0011ff]Thank you for your help! :??:  > :) 

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January 15, 2011 2:58:04 PM

Start >> Programs >> Accessories

choose Notepad

copy and past the text

from the menu bar choose File and choose Save As

on the left side choose Desktop

under Save as type: change it to All Files

under File name: type systemtray.reg

click on the Save button
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January 15, 2011 3:18:26 PM

Hello 'Emerald'- Thanks for helping me out. We'll give it a try and see what happens. I am wondering how this is going to fix the registry and missing icon issue.
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January 15, 2011 3:46:23 PM

Hi again, 'Emerald'- I did as you suggested and here is what happened:
When dbl clicking the desktop icon of the created file, a pop up pane appears asking me if I want to 'Add the information from C:\Documents & Settings\Desktop\tim\systemtray.reg to the registry', and when I click yes, I get the following warning: 'Cannot import C:\Documents & Settings\Desktop\tim\systemtray.reg: The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from within the registry.' Any advice on this? I have sent this info along to TUU 2011 Support Team in a reply.
Again, I thank you kindly for your input.
tim
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January 15, 2011 4:49:57 PM

I am not sure if it happened during your copy and past but your first line reads:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer


It should read:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
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January 15, 2011 5:38:55 PM

That was my error when I posted here. The bracket got deleted when I added the red text 'OK'. What I'm wondering now is whether or not I should have created the text editor file just using the values TUU 2011 Tech Support sent rather than the whole key location. Everyday is a new learning experience with this XP Pro. Yesterday, I went and did a repair install from my cd, and somehow I apparently wound up putting a partition on the drive. Later today, I have to go and reload the disk and try to see if that's what happened. All I know is that there is now another 5-6 GB (approx) of additional data on the HDD, and a new file folder I didn't have before.
I had hired one of those remote assist MS35 Tech Services to help me out, but they wound up messing my settings and registry up for me- not to mention eating my cell minutes to death!...lol.
I am tremendously grateful to you people at Tom's for your help. It is the best way for someone with my lack of experience to learn about these software matters. To me, it is applied learning at it's finest.
To all: Thanks a million!
tim
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January 15, 2011 7:10:07 PM

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"EnableAutoTray"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify]
"PastIconsStream"=-
"IconStreams"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SystemTray"=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,\ 79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,72,\
00,61,00,79,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\upnphost]
"Start"=dword:00000004
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV]
"Start"=dword:00000004
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Nla]
"Start"=dword:00000002
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netman]
"Start"=dword:00000002

--------- Is this Exactly what they sent you? ---------------------

Notes:

the entry;


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"EnableAutoTray"=dword:00000001

should be 00000000 as 00000001 will hide inactive icons. TUU may be seen as inactive, so best not hide inactive icons. Make this change in your file.

the entry;


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify]
"PastIconsStream"=-

is removing this item from the registry,(thus the minus character), for now, a good thing.

the entry;


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-

again, removing from registry, still a good thing.

the entry;


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SystemTray"=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,\ 79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,72,\
00,61,00,79,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,00

It really says "%windir%\system32\systray.exe" so they are making sure the tray appears.

the entry;

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\upnphost]
"Start"=dword:00000004
(they want the Universal Plug and Play host disabled. I disagree. Set to 00000003)

the entry;

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV]
"Start"=dword:00000004
(They want automatic discovery of UPnP devices turned off. Not a great loss, but why?)

Setting Meanings:

dword:00000002 Automatic
dword:00000003 Manual
dword:00000004 Disabled

Theses settings go for the entries following the one above also.

I don't know why your file was rejected. I'd remove all the spaces between items, may make the difference. I've enter registry items both ways, but can't hurt to get rid of the extra lines. The items on their list that you don't have will get put there by this script.

Last, sad note:
Nothing they have done above will insure that their program gets put in the tray.


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January 15, 2011 7:58:28 PM

Hi, 'Tigsounds'-
Yes, this is exactly what they sent me. I'll try and delete the spaces between the keys and see what happens. Then, we'll go and make the changes in value(s) which you have specified. The UpnP value on my machine, as was the final value on the list, were both set at 00000003.
I have had this problem with TUU 2011 in the past and all I had to do was uninstall completely, including HK traces, and reinstall and the icon would come back. Now, however, it doesn't work like that. Hmmmmm.....
Thanks!
tim
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January 22, 2011 12:01:46 AM

Best answer selected by zeuseng06.
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