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Windows 7: Not seeing notification icon in automatic when there's a new update

15 Nov 2015   #11
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

click the little up arrow ^ lower right system tray. check to see if you have icon for update. check to see status
Only show notifications
Show icon and notifications
Hide icons and notifications

Win7 is notorious for adding entries with no icon, you can make above choices on new or added icon to show icon in system tray. If you want to reset notification area icons, try attachment. Notification icons will reappear when program is opened and/or running.

Hopes this helps!




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16 Nov 2015   #12
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wben353 View Post
click the little up arrow ^ lower right system tray. check to see if you have icon for update. check to see status
Only show notifications
Show icon and notifications
Hide icons and notifications

Win7 is notorious for adding entries with no icon, you can make above choices on new or added icon to show icon in system tray. If you want to reset notification area icons, try attachment. Notification icons will reappear when program is opened and/or running.

Hopes this helps!
thanks but I have all icons always enabled and I don't have any ^ down there.
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16 Nov 2015   #13
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

In searchbox type Notification Area Icons

Click on it when it appears.

If windows has created a 2nd or entry (without Icon) in the Notification Area Icons, it defaults to that entry and it won't appear in your system tray.
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17 Nov 2015   #14
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

interesting, on my machine 1 I went there and near Windows Update it was written "Only show notifications" - no icon, I have changed that to Show Icon and Notifications... is that it?

then clicked again "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" as I had before..

is that what you mean? thanks
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17 Nov 2015   #15
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i just went there on my work PC and checked that setting, it was slightly different than my home PC (Only show notifications but with a different weird icon) - anyway, i switched that to show updates and notifications and there's a notification now again - hope it stays that way again hehe!

thanks!
Gab
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18 Nov 2015   #16
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have had this issue on both my Win 7 machines running Home Premium for several months. In addition to here I see others reporting the issue so MS definitely did something with an update that, in my case, on both machines completely removed the Windows Update from the Notification Area. I ran the Notification Area reset when I first noticed it and I "think" the icon returned when the program was running but it again disappeared at some point, its not at all present in Notification Area.

I can't do the procedure Rich O suggests since I don't have Pro. Its clear MS broke something as there is no way the icon would randomly disappear completely on two different machines. I guess I have to manually check for updates or hope another monthly Update Client update, which probably messed it up, fixes it.
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18 Nov 2015   #17
Rich O

W7 Pro x86 SP1 + XP Pro USP4v2 + W7 HP x86 + Linux Mint x64
 
 

Hi bru, the procedure is not Pro specific. I have a Home Premium os running right now as I type.
Tell me: Do you have the "Flag Icon" showing on the right hand side of your task bar?
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18 Nov 2015   #18
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rich O View Post
Hi bru, the procedure is not Pro specific. I have a Home Premium os running right now as I type.
Tell me: Do you have the "Flag Icon" showing on the right hand side of your task bar?
I see, I have to select "Change Action Center settings" to see "Turn messages on or off". Windows Update is ticked on both computers. No messages, no icon. Something broke the functionality.


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18 Nov 2015   #19
Rich O

W7 Pro x86 SP1 + XP Pro USP4v2 + W7 HP x86 + Linux Mint x64
 
 

OK. Check the following.


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18 Nov 2015   #20
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Can't find the link to the source at the moment, but I'm pretty sure that if you have disabled/uninstalled/hidden some/all of the fairly recent Win7 telemetry features, you will no longer see the usual Windows Update icon in the system tray, regardless of your Windows Update settings.
Someone here created a desktop shortcut to the Windows Update applet on his system as a workaround (still looking for that link, too).

HTH,
MM
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