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Windows 7: Get Windows 10 Icon Not Appearing in System Tray

02 Jun 2015   #1
Wixi

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Get Windows 10 Icon Not Appearing in System Tray

Apologies if this has already been asked elsewhere. I don't have the Get Windows 10 icon in my System Tray. I've tried installing all Optional updates, but still no icon despite Windows Update stating I'm up to date.

I've got both KB2952664 and KBKB3035583, which seem to be prerequisites for Windows 7 SP1 users, but noticed the following updates aren't installed:

KB2965788
KB2984981
KB2709981

All three give the error code 80070308. Do I need these updates for the Windows 10 icon to appear? If so, how do I install these updates? I have a Dell Studio 17 laptop running Windows 7 Premium 64-bit.

Thanks in advance.


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02 Jun 2015   #2
ToxicThing

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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02 Jun 2015   #3
Wixi

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi ToxicThing,

Thanks for the reply. I ran the fix-it tool and it fixed a couple of registry errors. Windows Update then downloaded and installed three optional updates:

KB2952664
KB3068708
KB3050265

Windows Update's now saying I'm up to date again, but I'm wondering what happened to the three updates in the previous post that weren't installed? Still no sign of the Windows 10 icon, either. Is there anything else I should try?
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02 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try re-logging (better just restart PC).
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02 Jun 2015   #5
Wixi

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi GokAy,

Tried this and Windows Update is still saying I'm up-to-date with everything.
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02 Jun 2015   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Some people are having a problem getting the Win 10 icon.
See this post for a link to a MS thread about this:
"Get Windows 10" Icon
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02 Jun 2015   #7
Wixi

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi DavidE, thanks for this.

Looking at Task Scheduler, both GWX tasks are listed but show the following:

Get Windows 10 Icon Not Appearing in System Tray-gwx1.jpg

Get Windows 10 Icon Not Appearing in System Tray-gwx2.jpg

Not sure if this indicates a problem or not.


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02 Jun 2015   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

You have the GWX tasks and it looks like they ran successfully.
That seems to be what the problem is for some people -the icon just doesn't show up.

Check for Windows Updates again.
I found 3 new updates published today, i haven't installed them yet.
3 Optional Updates published today - 2015-06-02
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03 Jun 2015   #9
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

In addition to the prerequisite updates, I've found that the user needs to be "opted-in" to the MS Customer Experience Improvement Program.

Action Center >> Change Action Center settings >> Customer Experience Improvement Program settings >> click Yes I want to participate in the program >> Save changes.

Get Windows 10 Icon Not Appearing in System Tray-ceip.jpg

HTH


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03 Jun 2015   #10
ToxicThing

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Maybe try this: How to Enable ‘Get Windows 10′ App icon in the Windows 7/8.1 taskbar? | Techdows
But I am not sure is it working or not so I will not take any responsibilities :)
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