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Windows 7: battery life and volume control not appearing on menu bar

30 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 32-bit
battery life and volume control not appearing on menu bar

Hi. I'm at a lost here and I thought maybe you guys could help. The battery icon and volume control that appear at the bottom right does not appear.
To make matters worse, I go into the icon options and am unable to switch them on
here it tells me they're already on so I'm unsure what to do here. Plus it doesn't show their icons.
View image: power icon 3
Normally when this happens I just shut it down or restart and it's back to normal but it's not happening this time. How can I fix this or at least find another way to see my battery life and volume control? Can anyone help?

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01 Oct 2015   #2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
Welcome to SevenForums, Dragonrider1227!

Here is an easy-to-follow, helpful tutorial regarding the very problem you are describing: How to Enable or Disable System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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01 Oct 2015   #3

Windows 7 32-bit

As I waited for an answer I started worrying it could've been some malware my scanners couldn't pick up so I ended up doing a system restore to fix this. But I will keep your instructions on hand in case this happens again. Thank You. But I'm unsure I understand step one. I never heard of a local group policy editor.
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01 Oct 2015   #4

Home Premium and Pro 32 bit and 64 bit (4 computers)

Dragonrider1227, if you are running Home Premium, you do not have the Group Policy Editor. That is in Pro and Enterprise versions.
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01 Oct 2015   #5

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonrider1227 View Post
But I'm unsure I understand step one. I never heard of a local group policy editor.
If this happens again, you should scroll down to option two and use the reg files.
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02 Oct 2015   #6

Windows 7 32-bit

No, I'm pretty sure mine his a home version and not pro or enterprise.

Thanks. I'll try option 2 next time.
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