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Show network activity in Windows 7 on system tray

Written by: Uttam Shrestha - Published: Sunday, July 24th, 2011

To show network activity in Windows 7, follow the steps provided in this tutorial.

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Steps to show network activity in windows 7 on system tray

1. StepFirst of all, we have to download Network Activity Indicator application (freeware) from http://www.itsamples.com/downloads/network-activity-indicator-setup.zip. Then save the downloaded file to the desktop or any location you wish. In my case, I have saved it to the desktop.
Alternatively, another nice network activity indicator application is located at network_activity_indicator_by_laushung-d3ekd45.zip

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2. StepRight click the just downloaded zip file i.e.network-activity-indicator-setup.zip and select Extract Here

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3. StepThe zip file is extracted. You will notice a file named as NetworkIndicatorSetup.exe. Double click on it to start installation.

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4. StepIf you are asked for User Access Control then click Yes.

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5. StepIn next window, click on the Next.

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6. StepSelect I accept the agreement by clicking on it and then click on the Next.

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7. StepClick on the Next. If you want to change default installation path then you can click on the Browse and select folder but i suggest to leave it as default (C:\Program Files\NetworkIndicator).

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8. StepClick on the Next.

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9. StepLastly, click on the Install button.

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10. StepFinally the installation starts and finishes. Then after installation finishes, click on the Finish. You have successfully installed Network Activity Indicator application.

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11.Now to start Network Activity Indicator double click on the Network Indicator shortcut in your desktop.

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12.The network activity indicator icons shows up in the task bar. You will see the old ‘two monitors’ icon in Windows 7 that flashs blue to show network activity on the System Tray. That are the complete steps to show network activity in Windows 7 on system tray.

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In Windows 7 you might have missed the flashing network activity icon that shows up in Windows XP. The Network Activity Indicator icons shows the old ‘two monitors’ icon in Windows 7 that flashes blue to show network activity on the System Tray. Alternatively, another nice network activity indicator application can downloaded at the top.

 

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Written by: Uttam Shrestha
Uttam is a Microsoft Student Partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. Aside from blogging, Uttam is also studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer. Windows has always been his first love. He has been using Windows since his early days since he was in 2nd Grade. He also used a few other operating systems but never found any other OS that he grew fond of.

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