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Windows 7: Icons not showing up in system tray - Windows 7

09 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Icons not showing up in system tray - Windows 7

So, here's the deal.

My mom's laptop computer's hard drive just died. I ran at-home diagnostics on it, tried it on a different computer, and listened for abnormal sounds while connected externally. I'm about 95% sure it's dead. I dropped it off at the local PC repair shop to get a second opinion, but while they have it, I wanted my mom to have a functioning computer.

At first I was gonna run Linux off of a USB, but I remembered that I had an old hard drive with Windows on it. I got an SSD, so I no longer needed it. I installed the functioning hard drive into my mom's computer, and it works just fine. Haven't yet installed drivers for everything (only the wireless card).

The problem I seem to be having is that even though the wireless drivers are working and I can connect to the internet through Control Panel, the WLAN icon isn't showing up in the system tray -- in fact, nothing save the battery and audio icons are showing up in the system tray. Is there something I need to install to fix this? What could be causing this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Caleb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to see if you have Network and any other system icon you want to show turned on.

System Icons - Turn On or Off

If they are grayed out, then see if the tutorial below may be able to help to enable them again.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now, :)
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