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Windows 7 Battery Icon is gone, and I can't turn it back on.

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  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
April 16, 2014 12:43:45 PM

So my battery icon is missing. Think it went away after a recent update. Anyway, I went to the Properties bit for the taskbar or whatever, and the Enable/Disable drop-down is grayed-out. This is where my computer expertise runs out. Any hope for me?

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a b $ Windows 7
April 16, 2014 10:10:38 PM

A perfect help guide from the Microsoft forums:

1. Close all programs, and shut down the laptop.

2. Remove all power supplies (battery and power cord)

3. Drain remaining power by pushing the power on button for 30 seconds(while you have no power supply).

4. Put the battery back in and boot up the computer

5. Once booted completely, right click the system tray and select properties.

6. This will bring up the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" dialog box. Select the "Notification Area" tab.

7. At the bottom of the tab, is the "Systems Icons" area. There is a check box for "Power". "check" the checkbox and click the Apply or OK button.
Also update your graphic card drivers.

If this doesn’t help, then follow these steps:

1. Go to start and type in gpedit.msc and press enter.

2.Navigate to expand User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar and disable "Remove the battery meter".