Battery icon missing from task bar

I used to have an icon on the Windows Vista taskbar showing the battery amount remaining (laptop). It has mysteriously vanished.

How can I get it back?

I followed the Windows FAQ (see How can I hide the battery icon in the notification area? – hoping to reverse the instructions) but the Power checkbox on the Notification Area tab was greyed out and could not be checked or unchecked (it is currently unchecked).

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

I found the solution: Fix Network, Clock, Volume and Power (Battery) System Icons Missing with Disabled or Grayed Out Check Box Options.

In my case I had to delete two settings in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify (see the end of the article).

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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