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Windows Defender not appear in Notification Area in Win8

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    Windows8 Release Preview

    Windows Defender not appear in Notification Area in Win8


    Hi Every one! I have "Windows 8 Release Preview(32 bit)" installed on my PC. But the problem is that the "Windows Defender" is not appearing in "Notification Area". I want to put "Windows Defender" into "Notification Area" just like "Microsoft Security Essentials" in Windows7. My previous OS was "Windows7 Ultimate". Please Help!!!
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    its running in the background don't worry about it.
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    You'll see the notifications and what not through the Action Center and the flag icon.
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    Win 8.1 64bit


    Another option is to pin it to the task bar.

    Just bring it up using the search bar and click pin to task bar.
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Windows Defender not appear in Notification Area in Win8
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