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Unable to See Icon in Taskbar to Reserve Windows 10

  1. #11


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    I did that also, but did not work
    I think it is not mandatory to reserve 10 for upgrading the os rite?
    yup that's right, I haven't reserved anything yet either, just wanted to know why the thing wasn't working. I'd rather have the ISO from MS to start with,, and just burn my own install disk. I just need to find out if my W8 Pro retail key will activate the thing. I can't say why your not getting it to work after clicking that exe file, as soon as I clicked it to run it , the icon showed up. Maybe you need to reboot after , I dono, but this was going to be my last resort to even bother with it., right now i just set it to show only notifications, so its not showing unless I want to see it lol.

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  2. #12


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    I did that also, but did not work
    I think it is not mandatory to reserve 10 for upgrading the os rite?
    yup that's right, I haven't reserved anything yet either, just wanted to know why the thing wasn't working. I'd rather have the ISO from MS to start with,, and just burn my own install disk. I just need to find out if my W8 Pro retail key will activate the thing. I can't say why your not getting it to work after clicking that exe file, as soon as I clicked it to run it , the icon showed up. Maybe you need to reboot after , I dono, but this was going to be my last resort to even bother with it., right now i just set it to show only notifications, so its not showing unless I want to see it lol.
    Did you restart after clicking gwx.exe?
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  3. #13


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    I did that also, but did not work
    I think it is not mandatory to reserve 10 for upgrading the os rite?
    yup that's right, I haven't reserved anything yet either, just wanted to know why the thing wasn't working. I'd rather have the ISO from MS to start with,, and just burn my own install disk. I just need to find out if my W8 Pro retail key will activate the thing. I can't say why your not getting it to work after clicking that exe file, as soon as I clicked it to run it , the icon showed up. Maybe you need to reboot after , I dono, but this was going to be my last resort to even bother with it., right now i just set it to show only notifications, so its not showing unless I want to see it lol.
    Did you restart after clicking gwx.exe?
    no I just mentioned that to you to try.
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  4. #14


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post

    yup that's right, I haven't reserved anything yet either, just wanted to know why the thing wasn't working. I'd rather have the ISO from MS to start with,, and just burn my own install disk. I just need to find out if my W8 Pro retail key will activate the thing. I can't say why your not getting it to work after clicking that exe file, as soon as I clicked it to run it , the icon showed up. Maybe you need to reboot after , I dono, but this was going to be my last resort to even bother with it., right now i just set it to show only notifications, so its not showing unless I want to see it lol.
    Did you restart after clicking gwx.exe?
    no I just mentioned that to you to try.



    I did restart my computer but no use
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  5. #15


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    I found 3 optional updates that was released yesterday. I thought that would fix the issue, but still I do not get the notification.
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  6. #16


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    I found 3 optional updates that was released yesterday. I thought that would fix the issue, but still I do not get the notification.
    hmm well than I'm not sure what else to say either, look in your hidden download tab, maybe you have something sitting there that didn't D/L. Other than that I don't know at this point.

    The CMD file didn't work for me, but finding that GWX.exe and running it did, try right clicking that file and run as ADMIN.

    I would think if that file was there it should mean MS figures your system can do the upgrade.

    Also look through your list of installed updates, and see if any "failed", and didn't re update, there may be one that needs to be re D?L, just another thought.
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  7. #17


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    I found 3 optional updates that was released yesterday. I thought that would fix the issue, but still I do not get the notification.
    hmm well than I'm not sure what else to say either, look in your hidden download tab, maybe you have something sitting there that didn't D/L. Other than that I don't know at this point.

    The CMD file didn't work for me, but finding that GWX.exe and running it did, try right clicking that file and run as ADMIN.

    I would think if that file was there it should mean MS figures your system can do the upgrade.

    Also look through your list of installed updates, and see if any "failed", and didn't re update, there may be one that needs to be re D?L, just another thought.
    All the updates have been installed. None of the updates have failed. I also removed and installed back the updates that were necessary. But still no use.
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  8. #18


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    I found 3 optional updates that was released yesterday. I thought that would fix the issue, but still I do not get the notification.
    hmm well than I'm not sure what else to say either, look in your hidden download tab, maybe you have something sitting there that didn't D/L. Other than that I don't know at this point.

    The CMD file didn't work for me, but finding that GWX.exe and running it did, try right clicking that file and run as ADMIN.

    I would think if that file was there it should mean MS figures your system can do the upgrade.

    Also look through your list of installed updates, and see if any "failed", and didn't re update, there may be one that needs to be re D?L, just another thought.
    All the updates have been installed. None of the updates have failed. I also removed and installed back the updates that were necessary. But still no use.
    well than homes, all I can say is just chill and wait for the ISO, than burn a setup disk and run it and see if it either installs with your key you now have or activates after install with your key, or it may just install and activate just using your laptop imbedded key, as some have said.

    Other than that I wouldn't worry about it, as long as you have 8.1 its upgradeable for a year for free anyway, Like I said I was going to do the same thing had that GWX file thing not put the icon in my task bar either.
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  9. #19


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post

    hmm well than I'm not sure what else to say either, look in your hidden download tab, maybe you have something sitting there that didn't D/L. Other than that I don't know at this point.

    The CMD file didn't work for me, but finding that GWX.exe and running it did, try right clicking that file and run as ADMIN.

    I would think if that file was there it should mean MS figures your system can do the upgrade.

    Also look through your list of installed updates, and see if any "failed", and didn't re update, there may be one that needs to be re D?L, just another thought.
    All the updates have been installed. None of the updates have failed. I also removed and installed back the updates that were necessary. But still no use.
    well than homes, all I can say is just chill and wait for the ISO, than burn a setup disk and run it and see if it either installs with your key you now have or activates after install with your key, or it may just install and activate just using your laptop imbedded key, as some have said.

    Other than that I wouldn't worry about it, as long as you have 8.1 its upgradeable for a year for free anyway, Like I said I was going to do the same thing had that GWX file thing not put the icon in my task bar either.
    Mine is not an embedded key. I purchased windows 8 retail version from MS store. So I should be able to use that.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    after trying all methods without solution. Disconnect the computer from the Internet and run the gwx.exe (C: \ Windows \ System32 \ GWX \ gwx.exe) The icon appeared instantly.
    I opened the program made the compatibility check and gave 0 errors. Then Restart the computer (just in case) and in so doing the notification icon and is loaded at startup automatically. Then I could make a reservation.
    Sorry for my bad english
    I hope that works for those who are seeking for a solution
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