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I want to run Windows live 2012 in system tray, so that it can run without having an instance on taskbar when minimized. This was possible with Windows 7 by running Windows Live Mail 2011 in compatibility mode for Vista SP2, but now if this is attempted in Windows 8 on the newer software, everything crashes. Is there anything that can be done, please?!

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I don't believe so. Unless you find a way to pick a task bar element and make it invisible, like you can by pressing the notification area's up arrow. – Ariane Jan 11 '13 at 0:50
See if any of these help: RBTray, 4t Tray Minimizer, Actual Window Minimizer ... (just search the net for similar programs if these don't do the trick). – Karan Jan 11 '13 at 1:58

You can use Powermenu. It can minimize anything (yes, anything) to the system tray.

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@Robert G. Koharchik any updates on how this solves your problem? – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Jan 13 '13 at 20:21

I solved this with Trayconizer.

Instructions: Minimize Apps to the System Tray with Trayconizer - How-To Geek

Then you can just change the icon and the way WLM is shown in the task bar (to avoid it showing up twice).

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