Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Clear history from notification area In Windows XP

This task contains steps that helps you  modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

To clear the Past Items list, perform the following steps: 

1. Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values from the following registry key:

2. Open Task Manager--> click the Processes tab--> click Explorer.exe--> and then click End Process.

3. In Task Manager--> click File--> click New Task--> type explorer--> and then click OK.

To verify that the fix worked, restart your computer. Right click on the system tray--> click on properties--> Scrool down and check if the past items has been cleared.

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