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[Fix] Windows 10 system icons greyed out in settings app

Windows 10 comes with a revamped settings app, which is based on modern UWP platform. As I believe, this system is not fully 100 percent bugs free. Sometimes we encounter bugs and we discuss here is one of them.
You may have noticed that sometimes the tray icons are missing from the taskbar. On going to Settings app>System>System icons, you may notice that the switches are greyed out as shown here:


To fix this bug, we need to modify and delete some system registry keys. Here are the steps:
  • Press Windows key+R and type in regedit to open registry editor.
  • Navigate to the following Regsitry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionTrayNotify

  • Now you need to delete 2 keys named IconStreams and PastIconStreams named registry DWORDs on the right pane. In my case it is showing only one though. Right click the key one by one and select delete.
  • Restart your computer and icons would be back.

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