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This article helps you clear the Past Items list in the Customize Notifications dialog box that you open when you right-click the notification area in the lower-right corner of your screen in Windows XP.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To clear the Past Items list, perform the following steps:
Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values from the following registry key: