Seems to have happened after installing the last Windows Live Essentials & Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack updates from Windows Update. If I right click the system tray and go to properties, then check "Customize notification icons" it shows everything set to "Only show notifications" and my ability to change it is disabled even though I am an administrator. Previously I had the "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" option checked. (See attached screenshot). Anyone know how to fix this? Oh, and my "All Programs" menu option is still broken. Really don't want to reinstall or create a new user, it is a big pain to get everything set right, especially the QAM cable channels -- Windows media center finds only 6 channels on a scan, while both WinTV (since version 7 came out) and BeyondTV both find around 65 unencrypted. Media Center has the best interface once they are added by far, but it is a big pain to add all the channels manually.