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Power icon missing in system tray.

  1. #1


    Posts : 152
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

    Power icon missing in system tray.


    Not sure if I should post it in Performance forum.

    I have a Acer Aspire 7741Z laptop.
    Guest OS ....... Win 8 RP in VMware player.
    Host OS ........ Win 7 Home Premium SP1.

    Issue....
    Power icon is missing in the system tray.
    When I went to Customize > Turn System Icons On or Off > The Power icon is set at Off and pointer is grayed out ( un-clickable ).

    I have google for answers, no dice.

    Is it because Power icon shows on my Host OS system tray, and therefore it is not necessary to be shown in virtual machine ?

    t-4-2

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Your VM does not emulate the chipset which has the power options control on your real machine - so the functionality is unavailable.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 152
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    Thank you.

    t-4-2
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Power icon missing in system tray.
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