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How to remove the Action Centre icon from notification area/sytem tray

If you have the need to remove the Action Center icon from Notification area or system tray (old name) then please do the following:

Open local policy (gpedit.msc)

Navigate to:

User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Start Menu and Taskbar

In the right pane double click on the 'Remove the Action Center icon' and select Enable to remove the icon from the Notification Area or System Tray.

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How to show or hide all icons in the notification area on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

To show or hide all icons in the notification area please do the following:

Open Registry Editor (regedit)

Navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Explorer 

or

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Explorer

Create the following DWORD 32-bit key:

EnableAutoTray

Set the value of the key to 0 if you want to hide all notification area icons or set the value to 1 if you want to hide all of the notification area icons.

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You do not Have Sufficient Access to yor Computer to Connect to Selected Printer

When trying to install a printer on a client Windows XP machine you might recieve the following error message:

You do not Have Sufficient Access to yor Computer to Connect to Selected Printer

Here's how to solve this issue.

For a start check for the Print Driver version on the Windows Server. In my case, the problem was in newly installed HP Universal Print Driver version that didn't have the x86 driver installed.

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How to shut down Windows 8 Operating System

Since the old Windows Start menu is gone for good with Windows 8. You might have found it akward to shut down the Windows 8 Operating System.

There are several ways to shut down the Windows 8 system and we will show you three ways that can be used.

1. Hover with your mouse to the upper right or lower right corner of your monitor. Now pull your mouse vertically up or down to call the Dekstop Charms Bar. Now click on the Power button and choose the desired action from 'Sleep', 'Shutdown' or 'Restart'. This is also the slowest way to do the shutdown of Windows 8.

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