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Windows 8.1 taskbar disappeared

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 taskbar disappeared


    I turned on my computer this morning to find the taskbar was not showing at the bottom of the screen.
    I tried to sort the problem with no luck.
    I searched Google and no answer for my problem could I find.
    Can anyone help this newbie to sort this please?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    I would suggest you to try to download and check out Classic Shell (Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements). This possibly could bring back the taskbar, then you can decide on either keeping it if it works, or uninstall it and see if your taskbar came back. I like this program, since it makes things so much simpler and useful (for me at least). I attached a picture of how mine looks:Click image for larger version
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Hi and thanks for the idea.
    I managed to get the taskbar to show and went into control panel and moved the taskbar from the bottom to the top of screen.
    This has now solved the problem as it shows up every time.
    Thank you again for your time in answering me.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    You're welcome. Glad you got it solved.
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