Missing laptop battery icon in Windows

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

Windows Vista and 7 users

  1. Right-click on the Taskbar and click Properties.
  2. Click the Notification Area tab.
  3. Check the Power icon and 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 out of all open windows.

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