Network Icon missing in system tray

Seem to have lost my Network Icon in the Taskbar. Right click then Properties, it is blanked out and without it's tick in the box. I still get internet so it's ok there, just would like to have the Icon back.
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hi, why does this keep happening?  feels like something basic is missing from windows that permits these icons to continue to disappear....

 

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Hi,

Your question does not contain all the required information needed for us to help you. Please provide us with the following information for better understanding of the issue:

1.     What changes were made before you encountered the issue?

2.     Are you logged in as an administrator or as a guest?

You may like to refer to the below mentioned link for additional information:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-how-icons-appear-in-the-notification-area

 

You may also try the steps mentioned below to resolve the issue:

1.      Go to Start > Run (or Windows-key + "R"), type in "regedit" and hit "OK".

2.      Navigate to the key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \TrayNotify"

3.      Delete the values "IconStreams" and "PastIconsStream"

4.      Now open up the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), go to the "Processes" tab, select "explorer.exe" and click "End Process"

5.      Now open the "Applications" tab and click "New Task..." at the bottom-right of the window.

6.      In the message box that pops up type in "explorer.exe" and hit "OK"

7.      Explorer.exe will reload, and the missing icons should now be back in the system-tray where they belong.

Note: Modifying REGISTRY settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of REGISTRY settings can be solved. Modifications of these settings are at your own risk.

Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click on the link below.

 

Regards,

Gaurav Prakash - Microsoft Support
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