SOLUTION to Task Manager tray Icon missing when using classic theme on Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by liam2, Dec 11, 2014.

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    liam2 MDL Junior Member

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    #1 liam2, Dec 11, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015
    Edited: best solution in post #2
     
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    liam2 MDL Junior Member

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    #2 liam2, Oct 30, 2015
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    1. Download Windows server 2003 SP2 from (and select your language):

    w ww.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41


    2. open the downloaded exe file with 7zip and search and extract taskmgr.ex_ to a folder

    3. rename it to taskmgr.7z and again extract taskmgr.exe

    4. rename the extracted file to taskmgr52.exe and copy the file to c:\windows\system32

    5. Now run at cmd.exe:

    Code:
    reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\taskmgr.exe" /v "Debugger" /d "c:\windows\system32\taskmgr52.exe" /f
    
    

    Now, even when explorer.exe closes, when it starts, the icon appears again.