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racingmind
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Registered: ‎09-12-2011
Location: Vermont
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How do you uninstall the wireless service and lenovo battery indicator from the task bar.

Was wondering if there is a way to remove them from the taskbar. Initially I had just the battery indicator and then I downloaded all the lenovo updates (for bios, etc.) and got the wireless service indicator too. They seem kind of redundant to me, as windows 7 already has their own on the task bar and they're just taking up additional space.

 

I'd atleast like to get rid of the wireless service.

 

Will this effect anything? Are they that important?

 

 

 

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nitrap
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Registered: ‎07-30-2011
Location: North Carolina
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Re: How do you uninstall the wireless service and lenovo battery indicator from the task bar.


Was wondering if there is a way to remove them from the taskbar. Initially I had just the battery indicator and then I downloaded all the lenovo updates (for bios, etc.) and got the wireless service indicator too. They seem kind of redundant to me, as windows 7 already has their own on the task bar and they're just taking up additional space. 


Right click on the Lenovo battery gauge in the taskbar, click "Launch Power Manager", click Options, clear "Show Power Manager Gauge in taskbar" check box.  If Options tab is not available, switch to Advanced mode (upper right corner of Power Manager).

 

Don't recall specifics for Lenovo network icon, but is probably just as simple.  Would be better (IMHO) to get rid of Access Connections altogether.

 

Removing the icons will have no affect on anything, except your piece of mind from removing these ugly and redundant symbols of bloatware.  They are NOT important.

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racingmind
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Re: How do you uninstall the wireless service and lenovo battery indicator from the task bar.

thanks.

 

I didn't think it was necessary to have 2 occurances of the same thing. I don't know why

they even bothered.

 

I guess you can't uninstall it completely, from add/remove?

LENOVO 8BET54WW (1.34), 11/2/2011 - W520 Model 427639U - Windows 7 - 6.1.7601 Service Pace 1 Build 7601 - intel core i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.3ghz, 2310 mhz 4 cores - 16gb Memory
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nitrap
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Re: How do you uninstall the wireless service and lenovo battery indicator from the task bar.

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You can uninstall Access Connections and/or Power Manager with Add/Remove (the entire programs, not just the icons). As I mentioned above, I would not hesitate to uninstall Access Connections. Power Manager is a little more complicated, and opinions on this board vary as to whether it should be there. I still have it (gritting teeth) and I have none of the CPU/fan problems prevalent on this board, so I'm keeping it for now.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it....  Notwithstanding the sage advice in your signature, I fear that I would regret uninstalling Power Manager :smileysurprised:.

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