Missing laptop battery icon in Windows

Windows Vista battery power propertiesIf your battery is not shown in the Windows Notification Area (like the example picture to the right), follow the steps below for the version of Windows you're running.

Note: If the power icon option is grayed out, visit our page about the battery power icon option is grayed out in Windows to resolve this issue.

Missing battery icon in Windows 8 and Windows 10
Missing battery icon in Windows Vista and 7
Missing battery icon in Windows XP and 2000

Windows 8 and 10 users

  1. Press and hold or right-click an empty area on the taskbar, and then tap or click Properties.
  2. Under the Taskbar tab, under Notification Area, click Customize...
  3. Tap or click Turn system icons on or off.
  4. In the Behaviors column, select On in the drop-down list next to Power, and then tap or click OK.

Windows Vista and 7 users

  1. Right-click on the Taskbar and click Properties.
  2. Under the Taskbar tab, under Notification Area, click Customize...
  3. Tap or click Turn system icons on or off.
  4. In the Behaviors column, select On in the drop-down list next to Power, and then click OK.

Windows XP and 2000 users

  1. Open the Control panel.
  2. Open the Power options icon.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Check the Always show icon on the taskbar option.
  5. Click Ok and close any open windows.

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