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Today's Windows Update removed battery icon from Taskbar

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I did not even know I had gotten an update but I noticed my battery icon was missing from the taskbar.  I replaced it at Settings-Personalization-Taskbar and then noticed I had gotten a new update... KB3211320, so I assume that is what removed the icon.

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XPS 2720, Inspiron 17 7779, Inspiron 15 7567, XPS 13 9365, Inspiron 1545, TB16 Dock

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RE: Today's Windows Update removed battery icon from Taskbar

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Hi,

Thank you for writing to us!

Type"Device" into Cortana's search field, found device manager, clicked the drop down for "batteries", then disabled/ re-enabled AC Adapter and ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery. The battery icon appeared almost immediately after doing so and it is still there after restarting my computer. It is also no longer greyed out like it was before doing so.

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Robin

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RE: Today's Windows Update removed battery icon from Taskbar

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Hi,

Thank you for writing to us!

Type"Device" into Cortana's search field, found device manager, clicked the drop down for "batteries", then disabled/ re-enabled AC Adapter and ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery. The battery icon appeared almost immediately after doing so and it is still there after restarting my computer. It is also no longer greyed out like it was before doing so.

Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

Thanks

Robin

DELL-Robin D
Social Media Support
#IWork4Dell

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jvaldo
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RE: Today's Windows Update removed battery icon from Taskbar

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Worked like a charm. Thank you!

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WPSanders
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RE: Today's Windows Update removed battery icon from Taskbar

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Thanks for posting this solution. It would have taken me a hundred years to find that. Well done!

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Terminator6
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Re: Today's Windows Update removed battery icon from Taskbar

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awesome. Thank you!!

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bpp1015
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RE: Today's Windows Update removed battery icon from Taskbar

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This happened today 7/11/18 and I found and used your directions.  God bless!

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kmw2
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RE: Today's Windows Update removed battery icon from Taskbar

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Thank you so much for posting this - I would NEVER have figured this out on  my own!

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Ashok Sir
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Re: Today's Windows Update removed battery icon from Taskbar

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I also facing this problem

how to resolve ?????????

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