|Basty, "The three items that concerned me are all individualy erasable, and that COULD be the end of it. They are Connection, Volume and USB-removal.|
I do NOT want to get rid of 'them'. One e.g. "USB removal" which I WANT in the systray is listed as a past, but not a current item."
For the USB removal icon to appear in the Notification area you must have a USB device actually plugged in. It would then appear as the Safely rmove hardware icon.
For the Connection icon you would go into the Control Panel, open the "Network Connections", right click the "Local area connection", choose Properties, under the General tab checkmark "Show icon in notification area when connected", click OK.
For the Volume icon go into your Control Panel, open "Sounds and Audio devices", under the Volume tab checkmark "Place Volume icon in taskbar", click Apply/OK.
After you have these icons showing in the Notification area go to the link below and under the letter "N" scroll down to "Notification Area - Icons Disappearing" and you'll find some fixes to keep those icons from disappearing.