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Battery icon not showing up in taskbar notification area.


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#1
actually i dont know in which category i should post this threat. so i posted it in general category.

i have installed Windows 8 on my notebook few days back. I didnt paid much attention in the starting but now it gives me trouble when my battery status is not being shown on the notification area on the taskbar. Is there any solution?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 32bit build 7600
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HCL Infosystem Notebook 28 PDC
    CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual CPU
    Memory
    1 GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Moniter
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800

Coke Robot

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#2
Yep, right click on the Taskbar, Properties, and you should see Notification area. Click on Customize... It brings up the Control Panel and you should see blue text saying Turn system icons on or off. Click that. You should see the battery icon and be able to change that to on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014
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#3
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this is it. :/ not able to change it.
it becomes editable when notebook is on charging.
when its fully charged, it becomes like that.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 32bit build 7600
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HCL Infosystem Notebook 28 PDC
    CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual CPU
    Memory
    1 GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Moniter
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800

FSeal

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#4
On laptops, a lot of internal hardware like the battery status is somewhat custom and needs a driver specifically for that laptop to be installed.

You can try looking on the manufacturers website for hardware drivers for that laptop and see if they have something. Usually the Windows 7 driver will work fine.

Sony is pretty good about putting all the drivers up for every laptop they sell for example...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8
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#5
not able to find any driver of this type :/
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 32bit build 7600
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HCL Infosystem Notebook 28 PDC
    CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual CPU
    Memory
    1 GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Moniter
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800