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Lenovo Power Manager and system tray - Windows 10

Q: Lenovo Power Manager and system tray - Windows 10

I have Thinkpad W550s running Windows 10 Pro, upgraded from Win 7 Pro. The system tray has this battery icon.?When I right-click on it, I am offered "Launch Power Manager". In Windows 7 this opened a Lenovo app with some interesting capabilities, such as charge/discharge limits when on AC power; however, these capabilities did not often work.After upgrade to Windows 10, the Lenovo app no longer works. Sometimes it brings up the app splash screen and just freezes there. Lately it doesn't even bring up that.Does anyone know how I can simply get rid of this battery icon?

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I don't know what happened but and missing the battery icon and my security alert icon from my Toshiba Satellite M45-S331 laptop with Windows XP Home. In addition I get an error that says desktop access denied. I tried to go to customize notifications and clicked always show for the icons with no results and the two are in past Items section instead of current items. I ran Malwarebytes CCleaner Glary Utilities Spybot Search and Destroy Emsisoft Anti Malware lavasoft adaware but issue is still there and avg virus scan. Any professional help would be appreciated.
 

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As By default, There is no Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 10 in Lenovo G50-70. So I was searching through Web and found this Support Website https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/solutions/ht103535  and https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-10/Power-Manager-for-Windows-10/td-p/2113645/page/3 which States that Laptop Running Windows 10 (G50-70) Support Dual Mode Battery Firmware. So, Is this Information Right and we should not worry regarding Battery Charging just like we used to Threshold Charging in Windows 8.1 via LENOVO POWER MANAGER. I want clarification over this.





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Hello folks, the system tray manager allows you to control what immediately is shown or hidden, but adding or sorting them is beyond the means of what Windows allows. Particularly and in the best case scenario, I'd like to have a tray icon that acts as a mini menu, allowing me to group like tray icons (say, numerous Logitech icons or my protection software). That being said, I was wondering if anyone was familiar with software that allows these additional levels of control over the System Tray in Windows.
 

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A colleagues laptop at work has an icon that appears occasionally in his system tray, named Software Manager, with an icon that looks like a drop of water falling into water (the ripples, etc.). Right-click does nothing. Left-click jumps into some install/update program, but it looks fishy. What the heck is this and how do we (or should we) get rid of it? Nothing in Add/Remove Programs. Is on Start menu, but no uninstall option. Right-click from Start menu, to Properties, shows the path C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService. XP Pro OS. Thanks y'all!!

A:Software Manager in system tray

Hello,

I'm moving this topic to the XP forum. The icon is legit. and is indeed a built-in update manager. That said, it's pretty useless, so if you want to remove the icon from the start menu, go right on ahead.

On the other hand, I don't know for certain why it would appear in the system tray. Perhaps it is set to automatically check for updates to programs. If so, there should be a way of disabling that feature.

Orange Blossom

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System: Vista Home Premium 6.0 SP1 on Toshiba Laptop Satellite

My non-critical, but very aggravating problem is:
Task Manager opens minimzed to the System Tray.

What I have tried:
My viruses scanner is uptodate and there are no viruses or trojan horses
Have run computer in safe mode to make sure minimize on use is not checked
I am running Tskmgr as Administrator
Pressing Ctrl-Atl-Del or Ctrl-Alt-Esc and choosing Task Manager doesn't help, it just opens another incident on the Systray

I can't right click on Task Manager on the systray and maximize it, so I can't (as Microsoft suggest) see if Minimize on use is checked. I don't ever choose anything to Minimize on Use so my best bet would be that it is not checked.

A:Task Manager Launches to System Tray

Task Manager is resizable. Try to click and drag the border to see if it will resize

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I previously posed this to the Window's Vista forum. They recommended I ask you.
Thanks.

My non-critical, but very aggravating problem is:
Task Manager opens minimzed to the System Tray.

What I have tried:
My viruses scanner is uptodate and there are no viruses or trojan horses
Have run computer in safe mode to make sure minimize on use is not checked
I am running Tskmgr as Administrator
Pressing Ctrl-Atl-Del or Ctrl-Alt-Esc and choosing Task Manager doesn't help, it just opens another incident on the Systray
I can't right click on Task Manager on the systray and maximize it, so I can't (as Microsoft suggest) see if Minimize on use is checked. I don't ever choose anything to Minimize on Use so my best bet would be that it is not checked.
Posted by: garmanma Jan 11 2009, 06:03 PM
Task Manager is resizable. Try to click and drag the border to see if it will resize

Posted by: SoSoSewer2000 Jan 12 2009, 07:06 PM
There is nothing to grab, it's minimized on the system tray.

Posted by: Zllio Jan 13 2009, 10:45 AM
If you right-click on your Startup folder in your Start menu, and click on Open, is there a Shortcut in there that points to C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe ? If so, try right-clicking on it and see if you can get to properties.
Alternatively, try going to C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe and right-click on it to open the Properties window.
I would like for you to see if there's a Shortcut tab. If so, can ... Read more

A:Task Manager Launches to System Tray

Hi, let's run these two first...Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)In the Main Menu, click the Preferences..... Read more

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Having the Task Manager icon permanently displayed in your System Tray is a practical and convenient way of monitoring system activity with one click of your mouse, such as RAM and CPU usage, along with running programs. And it is also useful for closing your browser after a sudden, unexpected crash. Here is how to place it there and have it start up with windows:

Go to Run and type "regedit" (without quotes).

Next go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Right click on Run folder and choose New>Key (folder) and name it "TaskManager" and copy/paste the following string into it:

start /min c:\\winnt\system32\taskmgr.exe

Next: Copy/paste the taskmgr.exe file from your Windows/System32 folder to the Startup folder found in your Documents folder.

(Note: If you you cannot find your Startup folder for whatever reason, usually because it has been accidently deleted, you will need to create a shortcut to it and place it in your Documents folder. To do this, click on "Tools" on your User folder menu, choose "Folder Options" and click on the "Options" tab. Next, tick "Show hidden files and folders" and then Apply and OK. You should now see your hidden folders displayed. Now open App Data>Roaming>Microsoft>Windows>Start Menu>Programs folders, where you will find the Startup folder. Right click on it and select "Create shortcut". Finally, cut and paste the folder s... Read more

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I'm running Win XP Pro and like to keep the Task Manager open. So when I boot, I do Ctrl-Alt-Del to open it. Sometimes, but not always, I get a small square icon in the lower right system tray, which I find very helpful.

I have 2 questions: First, why is this only a "sometimes" thing? Second, how can I force the placement of the icon so that I can always have it?
 

A:Task Manager Icon in System Tray

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I suspect a trojan.
WinXP SP1
2.0Ghz AMD Duron 512MB DDR3200 ATI Radeon 9250

After I use internet explorer for a few minutes, errors start occuring when I try to save things. The program that was trying to save stops responding, and then when alt ctrl del is pressed, the taskman icon is in the system tray but doesnt go on screen. If i start taskman before I use Iexplore, it works. Then the same errors start happening after i use iexplore. I then notice that sometimes cmd.exe and ftp.exe appear in the task manager processes tab. One other thing, I was working with my website, and I had to edit the Hosts file in C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and it had a list of anti-virus sites that were set to the loop back address (127.0.0.1)

Here is my HijackThis log, if it helps.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:32:47 PM, on 4/24/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
F:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
F:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\abyssws.exe
F:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\abyssws.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
F:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
F:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Pa... Read more

A:Task manager stays in system tray

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Hello, I recently bought a Toshiba A300D laptop (64 bit, home premium) and it had the Realtek audio driver installed to have the audio output through the hdmi port. After doing a full restore the driver and icon for the manager gui in the system tray were missing. I downloaded and installed the 64 bit driver found here:
Toshiba - Download Vista drivers:

Was this the correct driver to install?
Where can I get the Realtek hd audio manager for this laptop so I have the options to choose different sound settings like jazz, etc? And have the icon in my system tray?

Any help would be appreciated. thanks

A:Missing Realtek HD Audio Manager in system tray

Hello Mirage17738,
Try here for your realtek drivers.

Realtek

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I'm running vista x64 SP1. Whenever I try to launch the task manager (no matter which method, be it ctrl at del, right clicking in the task bar, or ctrl shift esc) it doesn't appear, but i can see the icon in the system tray. When I right click the icon nothing happens. I tried it 4 times so now i have 4 icons in the system tray and I can't even end them.

Anyone know what I can do? Its practically a brand new install I just installed it on my new hard drive last week.
 

A:Task manager appears in system tray but doesn't appear

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I was looking in my Device Manager the other day, when I noticed something odd: there were two devices related to Lenovo Power Management.   I looked at the properties of both of them and this is what I found:  The first one, "Lenovo PM Driver", is the one that shows up for download on the support page for the Lenovo T430 as it matches the version number. I have no idea what the second one "Lenovo Power Manager" is, at nothing with its version number appears on the website at all. Does anyone know what the second one is and if should it be there?

A:Lenovo PM Device vs. Lenovo Power Manager

I do not know if it SHOULD be there or not BUT I show the same 2 drivers with the same 2 version numbers on my X1Y3.  By the way Lenovo Power Manager was installed by windows 10 Update not through Lenovo Vantage for me.  Looking at windows drivers update on my laptop I traced it to the below link.
 
https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/ScopedViewInline.aspx?updateid=f9a2cc8b-bc73-49c5-8325-5338...

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Hi everyone,

I've just installed the latest Realtek driver and the installation goes fine but Realtek HD Audio Manager won't appear in the Control Panel or the System Tray (however, when I go to customize the notification icons, Realtek HD Audio Manager appears as "Show icon and notifications").

I've tried reinstalling time and time again. Also, Device Manager shows 4 instances of "High Definition Audio Device" as well as Realtek High Definition Audio. I've tried uninstalling these and installing Realtek but Windows automatically installs them upon restart.

Anyone got any ideas?

A:Realtek HD Audio Manager missing from System Tray and Control Panel

I have absolutely nothing. Report it to Realtek. I think they would be your best hope because like 213 views on here and no replys =o

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hi - i was just playing music on my dell latitude e4300 via bluetooth to a belkin bluetooth receiver connected to stereo.

somehow the connection got dropped - during a phone call on a land line. may be irrelevant.

now, i cannot get bluetooth connection back. there is no bluetooth icon in the system tray.

i cannot find 'bluetooth' devices in start>control panel> devices
--i have 2, and both ought to be there.

i unplugged bluetooth receiver, and had win 7 search for devices to add - no luck.

sure, i can reboot, and everything will probably come back.
but i am hoping for a better answer. i don't want to have to reboot every time the bluetooth connection gets lost.

i searched the web for a little, but only found unrelated posts, or posts with no answer. THANKS!
 

A:Bluetooth connection lost, icon gone from system tray, not in device manager

bluetooth light/icon on laptop, not screen is on; no bt

ok, i rebooted, thinking the bluetooth icon would again be in system tray, with the red in the middle, showing i have bluetooth capability, but that sound is not currently being directed to bluetooth.

no icon.

the dell laptop does have bluetooth icon illuminated on the laptop, just above the function keys - not on the screen at all / not in sys tray.

the bluetooth receiver is on, is working.

'add a device' is not finding this bt thingie.
 

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After months of use on a Vista machine, the little battery power remaining icon disappeared from the system tray (or whatever they call it now...) I have looked everywhere, but can't seem to figure out how to get it to reappear. It is useful with a laptop on battery power, without having to go into Mobility Center. Thanks.

A:Power Icon Disappeared From System Tray

Try right clicking on the taskbar and selecting Properties
Then click on the Notification Area tab
Under System icons, check the box for Power and click OK to save the settings.

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Not sure if I should post it in Performance forum.

I have a Acer Aspire 7741Z laptop.
Guest OS ....... Win 8 RP in VMware player.
Host OS ........ Win 7 Home Premium SP1.

Issue....
Power icon is missing in the system tray.
When I went to Customize > Turn System Icons On or Off > The Power icon is set at Off and pointer is grayed out ( un-clickable ).

I have google for answers, no dice.

Is it because Power icon shows on my Host OS system tray, and therefore it is not necessary to be shown in virtual machine ?

t-4-2

A:Power icon missing in system tray.

Your VM does not emulate the chipset which has the power options control on your real machine - so the functionality is unavailable.

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Hi all,

I made the unfortunate mistake of downloading a ZIP file from Limewire and when I opened it up, I must have released the evil virus that was living inside. Since then, it's been nothing but chaos on my laptop. I'm posting this from a second laptop, which I'm fortunate to have.

Form the start, I was no longer able to access my Task Manager by hitting CTRL+ALT+DEL. I am able to get to it through the ServicePack folder and created a shortcut on my desktop. But I know it's not right that I can't access it through those 3 keys. As well, my System Icon trays don't display properly and are nothing more than blue boxes. A few times, some have displayed properly but NONE work. No alt text appears either, if I hover over them. Even the icons that display properly don't work if I click them or double-click them. However, my taskbar is fine and my Start menu is fine.

I managed to uninstall Limewire after repeated "Limewire launch error" pop-ups and also got rid of Java because the pop-ups switched to ones about LW and Java. During this time, my browser (Mozilla Firefox) was working fine. I downloaded AdAware, ran a deep scan, and deleted every critical object and privacy threat. Then, did it again.

At some point in the deletion, I must have caused the virus (which wasn't destroyed) to morph into something new because I couldn't use my browser anymore. When I tried to open a Mozilla browser window, it would think for a long time and then I'd get pop-ups abou... Read more

A:System Tray Icons are blue boxes, can't access Task Manager, can't launch browsers

Could someone please help? Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.

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Hi all
 
Does the Lenovo Power Manager that able to choose how many percent battery being charge could be use
on Lenovo G41-35 35ID  ?
 
Thank
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:G41-35 - Lenovo Power Manager

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
The Conservation Mode option for battery charging is preset and can not be changed.
 
 

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 Hi all Does the Lenovo Power Manager that able to choose how many percent battery being charge could be useon Lenovo G41-35 35ID  ? Thank

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I am havig some system tray icon problems after installing anti-virus and spyware software. Looking for a fix for the disappearing system tray icons at initial start-up. Quick fix--log off and on again--icons reappear where they should. I am told that this disappearing activity is due to a Windows XP "BUG". What a problem! Any ideas for a secure, lasting fix out there? After the spyware and antivirus software installation, the computer star-up time is now really SLOW too. The software launches seems to be in conflict with each other, or something. Have emachine--T3406, Windows XP Home 2002, Service Pack 2. 1.23 GB RAM.

Thanks, ComputerMaven
 

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I downgraded my pc from windows 10 to windows 7 because of certain issues i know that power manager doesnt work in windows 10 so i downgraded it and install power manager when i open the manager i can see the power adjust slider and my cpu and gpu usage but i cant turn the turbo mode on and off  can you guys help me PS:screenshot included

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The latest driver and dependency software DOES NOT WORK correctly.   I can manage battery 1 or the internal battery, but I cannot manage battery 2. Once I get the driver installed.   I change the following in the registry.ChargeStartControl                            35 (decimal)ChargeStartPercentage                     35 (decimal)ChargeStopControl                           100 (decimal)ChargeStopPercentage                    100 (decimal) The changes made here ONLY EFFECT battery 1, battery 2 will not charge above 85%. Now after intalling the Lenovo Settings tile and looking in the power area,  it shows that battery 1 is set correctly.  Battery 2 is set to start changing at 101% and stop charging at 150%!!!!   I cannot find these numbers in the registry. Better question is why doesnt lenovo settings have a hook to make adjustments to battery management!!! Frustrated!!!    This works find in windows 7, windows 8 Lenovo drop the ball.   











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A:x240 power manager 1.67.09.03 and Lenovo Dependenc...

Tried Power Manager 1.67.04.04 as well.  Same problem, battery 2 will not charge over 85%.   I have also tried removing the Microsoft ACPI drivers.    What I would like to know is what is controlling the second battery.  Where is it reading those settings from.   

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Is the a corresponding function in Windows 10 or in some Lenovo downloadable program like function available in PM?I am specifically looking for: - battery health- possibility to set/define computor speed Thx, Kenneth

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Having shutdown problem with Lenovo T420 Notebook. Lenovo T420 default come with OEM Windows 7 Pro and we upgrade it to windows 7 Ent After upgrade, join domain, install bitlocker and perform windows update. Normally user sometime won't shutdown their
notebook on 2-3days because they using it on production environment. when try to shutdown windows 7 after 2-3days, it can shutdown windows 7 and LCD screen blank but the notebook power indicator light still on. I need to press the power button for few second
to power off the notebook. Any solution to solve? Called to Lenovo they request me to just get the patch from Microsoft, Lenovo support did not give me what is the patch i need to install. Any one having this experience? Already do the fresh installation of
the windows but the problem still remain on many unit of our T420 Notebook

A:Windows 7 Enterprise on Lenovo T420 Shutdown Issue (can suhutdown system but can not power off notebook)

Have you tried to update the BIOS yet?  If not, that would be a good place to start.  You can also try pulling the battery out while having the laptop plugged in and see if you get the same results.  If so please let us know.

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HelloI am on my second identical U330 Touch as my first failed, and when bought the laptop was completely reset and had non of lenovo's original software installed and also updated from windows 8 to windows 10 I Installed lenovo power manager 1.5.0.18 but under 'settings' tab there its missing the option to turn off/on USB charging at will (iv enabled it in the bios and windows suspension it works) also update and dust removal is missing Examples of what it should look like and what it dose now. ????In the power management help it lists USB charging as one of the options that is activated if its supportedAm I missing some drivers, how can i get theses options working again? the laptop is still under warranty. This software is not available on the software/drivers page windows 8 or 10 of the u330 even though it came with new laptops and is still being sold with new laptops This functionality worked perfectly on my previous laptop under windows 8 and also window 10, I also see other lenovo laptops in the shops running windows 10 with the options available.Thank You

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I have a two week old Lenovo X1 Carbon 20A7 and from the beginning after simply got Windows7 initial setup with nothing else on, I noted that if I left it to go in sleep or Hibernate, when the lid was closed, upon opening it again, the notebook screen was black although the adaptive keyboard was active and the machine was pingable from the network. No matter what I did I could not get the unit to come back to life so I always had to press the power button until it power cycled to get it back. I noted that I was not alone out there and some reported the issue on earlier X1's Support suggested to send it back and were not helping much. They decided it is either hardware or configuration issue, and in both cases it required a return.  Because the issue was reported in the forums on earlier X1's I decided that it was probably software and I started by disabling all sleep modes only to find out it would still go to sleep. This is how I found out that if the sleep mode was disabled in Power Manager, it would automatically enable in Windows version of the power manager. Disable it in Windows and it would enable in Power manager... yeah - exactly; I had the same reaction.. Same thing with other power functions. So I de-installed Power Manager 6 and bingo, no more issues. But now I get non critical warnings  in Lenovo tools that I have no power manager software installed. Plus I don't get the extra features that are useful in PM6. ... Read more

A:X1 Carbon and Lenovo Power Manager 6. Random Sleep...

petren
 
Can you please tell me exactly the steps to reproduce this?
 
Is it:
1.  Leave system idle with lid open  (is AC attached or not?)
2.  System automatically enters sleep mode after XXX minutes
3.  Close the lid
4.  Open the lid
5.  Screen stays black?
 
Or is it something else?

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Please can anyone from the Lenovo Forum help with this?I received a pop up msg this morning on my Lenovo ThinkCentre:'R6034 Prog C:\Program Files(x86) Lenovo\Power ManagerDPM Host exe'.An application has attempted to load the C runtime library incorrectly. Please contact application support team for more info.I clicked OK, then another pop up msg said,DPM Host exe. - Application error (0xc0000142.I've been unable to get Lenovo support to help and other solutions I've Googledappear to be conflicting.Can anyone enlighten me please as what I can do?Thanks so much.

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Hello. I'm having issues with my t450S not being able to go in to sleep mode. Everything I've read says that these two programs have major issues with Windows 10 and could be the source of my problem. I go to uninstall and it says that the program can't run on this version of Windows. Ok, so I have tried many of the solutions offered in this forum and nothing has worked thus far: * c:\swtools\readyapps\pwrmgrv\setup.exe -l0x9 -AddRemove* change compatibility mode of programs and try then* straight up add/remove button Please let me know what I can do to get these off my system (without reverting back to Windows 7).  Thank you! 

A:Windows 10 can't uninstall power manager or fingerprint manager

Welcome to the hole to nowhere. I assume you read that 45 mile long post to nowhere,with a zillion fix recommends.Use your time more wisely.(1) Buy SSD and SSD bracket for your machine.(2)Install windows 10 creators edition on SSD.(3) Use external item to connect old HDD via USB.(4)Install all Lenovo software from your support page. (5)Install all other software, aol, quicken, windows office.(6) While win 10 HDD is running, use ALL known backups from your software vendors, ie aol, quicken, office etc.(7)Copy your pics, email, etc from old HDD to new clean SSD.=Going back to win 7, forget it.When you are done, you have a New Slick surfboard. Not a muddy swap with snakes, etc. =Your T450s is Officially supported win 10 Lenovo.You took the shortcut. Granny Lenovo did give directions. https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht103616 The above recommends will bypass the shortcut, back to win7, etc.Clean and mean is better than mud.Expense: Your time and a external USB HDD connector item. +$70 SSD(buy on sale).You will get better educated on DISASTER recovery solutions for your machine.=You should also purchase a Seagate external USB-HDD slimeline 1 TB HDD to cover your buns in the rain.http://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-backup-plus-slim-1tb-external-usb-3-0-2-0-portable-hard-drive-bl...Buy it on sale. $44. Get the one with Seagate dashboard (actually www.nero.com backup incremental). You can store windows backup System Image here. Create your own folder, dr... Read more

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After the recent upgrade to windows 10 , I can no longer access HP PowerManager, or HP setup mamager.  The message is 'This app has been blocked for your protection' An administrator has blocked you from using this app...Publisher not trusted.   I am the only user, I am the administrator  I am six secnds away from unistalling Windows 10. Any insight would be appreciated.

A:HP Power Manager & Set Up Manager Blocked Windows 10

I am experiencing the same problem and I cannot get operate the web cam on my HP Touchsmart 310-1110UK PC.  Can HP user support provide a solution?

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When my computer logs on, whether its the first time or after a restart, there are many icons in my system tray that are not needed, but continue to be loaded and it takes about 10 minutes for all of them to finish before I can start doing anything on the computer. In 98, you could use msconfig.exe to deselect the items you did not want to load on startup. Is there such a command for Windows 2000?
 

A:Windows 2K Pro System Tray

Yeah, run "MSCONFIG" and goto the Startup tab. Problem solved.
 

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Here's the issue:

I just bought a Dell Dimension 5150, installed my programs and configured the desktop to the way I wanted. All was good. In the System Tray I had running, Norton Ghost, ZoneAlarm Pro, McAfee, MusicMatch, Dell Support and a few others.

Yesterday I booted up and some of these icons were GONE.

I tried tweeking with the properties page, start menu bar, and taskbars but nothing else worked. I even looked at each program that SHOULD be running in the System tray, all options to show in tray were checked but they still did not appear.

I did a System Restore to before I had the problem and it STILL didn't resolve it.
Where did the icons go??

Any ideas to help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Xp System Tray

Note, that I've also tried going to Start, Properties, Customize & mark them as Always Show they will not show up. I've unchecked 'Hide inactive icons' also. Tried, rebooting, same problem.

The programs still work as if they were in the system tray, the only thing that is gone are the icons (but not all of them).

Thanks again.

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how do i get a icon for windows defender in the system tray?
 

A:windows defender in system tray

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This happened a long time ago.

Some people from our computer company came to fix our router connections, and while they weren't even able to set my computer up with the internet (We eventually found out my gateway was the same as my IP adress), they managed to make my system tray dissapear. It's been a few years and we havn't managed to fix it. But recently there's some new software and stuff like that which require it. I'm used to not having it, I have to use the task manager to close certain things. But I need it now, and I figured this was the place to ask. lol.

So yeah, you get the task bar, where all the minimized windows sit, there's a blank space that looks like the task bar when nothing is using it, and then you get my clock. Wondering if anyone knows what's going on.

I'm not calling that ***** computer company because they don't know jack so i'll ignore anyone giving me that advice.
 

A:Missing windows system tray

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/restoretaskbar.reg
 

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Hello everyone. I just installed the Enterprise edition that is good for 90 days. My initial impression is it's a vast improvement over the previous test copies.

Okay, here's my question: Is it possible in any way to add a system tray icon for Windows Defender?

If not, then can I add it to my Quick Launch bar, which I enabled?

Thank you! Jd

A:Windows Defender: Can I Add to System Tray?

Try hitting the start button, search windows defender, once the icon pops up, drag it to your desktop and then drag it to the tray. For some reason it doesn't go from the programs list on the start menu to the tray.

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Hello!

There's something wrong with my system tray separator bars. I have never seen this anywhere before, I hope some one can help me.

The problem is that the separator bars on the right side of the tray ( the one that separates the window tag area from the clock/calendar) keep piling up every time I turn off and on my computer. Each shutdown adds an other bar which takes away the space form the window tags.

I tried rebooting but it doesn't help either.
Doesn anyone know the solution?
Thanky you in advance, I appreciate any input!

P.S: screenshot attached
 

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I have a problem that's backwards to most questions that I've seen. I have two windows, say Window A and B. Buttons for both show on my taskbar. In the past, I've been able to toggle between the two by clicking on the taskbar button for the window that is on top.

So, if window A is on top, I could click on its taskbar button and that would minimize window A to the taskbar, showing window b. When I wanted to see window A, again, I could click on its taskbar button, and it would again display window A on top of window b.

Now, when I click the taskbar button for window a, the window minimizes to the System Tray, instead of the taskbar. The toggle function that I found so handy is broken.

There must be some setting that's gotten flipped, but I can't find it, and every question that I look at is from someone who wants to have windows minimized to the taskbar.

Thanks for your help!

A:Help with not minimizing windows to System Tray

What are the applications in question? Because its not a function or setting of Windows itself but one of the application.

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I need some help figuring out how to fix my system tray.

For some reason, my icons in the system tray is stacking on top of each other instead of going across the bottom of teh screen like normal.

Does anyone know how to solve this issue?

Here is an example using the smilies...

My system tray looks like this right now:


Instead of going across the like this:
 

A:Solved: Windows XP and System Tray

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I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on an Asus Notebook computer with Intel i7-2630 CPU.

This problem appeared 4-5 days ago. When I click the Taskbar arrow marked "show hidden icons" to see my system tray, instead of a small box showing the icons, I get a huge screen wide box which is mostly empty, and the message "Some notification icons can't be displayed. There is not enough room to show all of the items in your system tray. Please uninstall some programs or try a higher screen resolution."

Here's a screenshot of this message: http://image.prntscr.com/image/ab9d0...405c9760cb.png

As you can see, there are only 16 icons in the tray, which used to fit a small 4x4 grid before this problem appeared. Now the box is the width of the entire screen and mostly empty, and it still complains about not enough space.

My screen is at 1920x1080, which is the native resolution of the LCD screen.

Does anyone know why this problem suddenly appeared?

Thanks.

A:Problem with Windows System Tray

Hi xen9101, welcome to the Forum.

Your screen shot is a bit difficult to work out, but it looks like you have the Task Bar running vertically on the LH side of the screen. Is that correct?. If so, have you tried dragging it back to bottom again & see if all the icons are now displayed.

The amount of room on a vertical task bar is reduced substantially when compared to a horizontal one, (the ratio being 1080 versus 1920).

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howdy all,

i'm sick of xp's wireless status constantly reminding me (via alert windows) of the signals in the area. if i lived in africa, this might not matter, but i live in PDX, and we have signals everywhere.

i also use flashgot, and i don't want the "finished" alert from it either.

i know i can remove the flashgot icon from the tray, but i can't seem to keep the wifi icon off.

help?

thanks

b
 

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Apologies if this has already been asked elsewhere. I don't have the Get Windows 10 icon in my System Tray. I've tried installing all Optional updates, but still no icon despite Windows Update stating I'm up to date.

I've got both KB2952664 and KBKB3035583, which seem to be prerequisites for Windows 7 SP1 users, but noticed the following updates aren't installed:

KB2965788
KB2984981
KB2709981

All three give the error code 80070308. Do I need these updates for the Windows 10 icon to appear? If so, how do I install these updates? I have a Dell Studio 17 laptop running Windows 7 Premium 64-bit.

Thanks in advance.

A:Get Windows 10 Icon Not Appearing in System Tray

You can try this https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

(option two) Windows Update - Reset

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NPowerTray is a small tool that shows a Tray icon with the standard power options.



Source

A Guy

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Hi,
How can we add Windows Defender icon to the system tray like we had MSE?

A:Can we add Windows Defender icon to system tray?

You can pin it to the taskbar if you like.  Perform a search for Defender and when the Windows Defender icon appears, right-click on it and then Pin to Taskbar.Carey Frisch

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Like most of us, I got the little Windows 10 Upgrade icon in my System Tray a while back. Just before the upgrade was released, I opened it and was told that my PC was ready for the upgrade. Now if I open the icon, I just get a white window with the little "busy circle" going around and around and the message "Please Wait".  I've let it run for over an hour and nothing every changes.
 
I don't plan on upgrading to Windows 10, so I can do without this icon. How do I get rid of it, especially since it seems like it no longer works?

A:How do I get rid of the Windows 10 Upgrade icon in my System Tray...???

Hi Warthog-Fan You can get rid of the "Get Windows 10" app by uninstalling the KB3035583 that installed it.Uninstall a Windows Update - Command PromptFollow the instructions below to uninstall a Windows Update manually via the command prompt.On Windows Vista & 7, click on the Windows Start Menu, then enter cmd in the search box, right-click on the cmd icon and select Run as AdministratorOn Windows 8, drag your cursor in the bottom-left corner, and right-click on the metro menu preview, then select Command Prompt (Admin);On Windows 8.1, right click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner and select Command Prompt (Admin);Enter the command below (you can copy/paste it, to paste in the command prompt, right-click inside it and select Paste):wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583Let me know the outcome of the command: either it uninstall the update or either it says that the update isn't installed on the system;

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Does anyone know of a reg hack or something that will turn off the windows message pop-ups that appear from the system tray? Messages like "there is no wireless network available" or "lan connection is unplugged" and the like are typical ones. They're such a pain in the ***. I mean, I KNOW when my LAN connection is unplugged, and I KNOW when I've disabled my wireless card that there won't be any wireless networks available.
Any ideas?

Cheers!
 

A:Disabling Windows Message pop-ups in System Tray?

Here's a link to a small file that will disable balloon tips, including "found new hardware":

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_balloontips.htm

I use it all the time...works great.
 

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Whenever I do an Autoupdate, there are often slight changes to the system tray icons. Or, they are in a slightly different order.

Today, WU gave me an update for the display adapter; afterwards, my networking icon disappeared! (But I was still connected okay.) I went to the properties for Notification Area (Taskbar and Start Menu Properties) and the Networking checkbox was unchecked. I checked it. I've also had times when the Networking checkbox was completely grayed so I couldn't check or uncheck it.

A:Windows Updates changes system tray icons

Welcome
Most people update in the wrong way, causing problems, crashes and freezes.
Most time those updates require restarting the computer and if you have them set for upadate automatically, the restart can cause conflicts
May I suggest change your automatic update settings to notify and on the Second Tuesday of the Month (patch Tuesday) install only one or two at a time. Never mind the small concern that you have, you may be avoiding much bigger problems.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ate-reset.html
I have helped many who have had major problems, by setting update to automatic.
Patch Tuesday is Almost here, try it then and let us know.

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