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    Windows 8 release preview is not showing battery meter

    My windows 8 release preview is not showing the battery meter as I have recently purchased this laptop and I have installed windows 8 release preview after hearing from many of friends and which was working fine but from last night the windows is not showing the battery meter please help me to get it back by showing the steps to fix it. Thank you



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    Aniruddha Array
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    Re: Windows 8 release preview is not showing battery meter

    hi,

    Your problem has one simple solution.Reinstall windows with a custom setting and enable every options that will be shown to you.If your problem still persists that is if you dont see the battery meter after reinstallation go to the control panel and check for the battery monitoring option.Hope your problem will be solved.

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    Re: Windows 8 release preview is not showing battery meter

    dear;;;

    Here are answers to some common questions about the battery icon and the battery meter.
    If you're having problems with your battery,


    The icon might be hidden. Here's how to show the battery icon:
    .Right-click an empty area on the taskbar, and then click Properties.


    .Under Notification area, click Customize.


    .In Notification Area Icons, click Turn system icons on or off.


    .On the Turn system icons on or off page, under Behaviors, click On in the drop-down list next to Power, and then click OK.
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    why does the battery icon keep changing:
    .The battery icon changes appearance depending on whether your computer is plugged in or running on the battery.
    .It indicates whether your battery is charging or is fully charged.
    .The battery icon also indicates the remaining battery charge in 10-percent increments and changes appearance if the battery charge reaches low and critical levels.
    .The icon also changes appearance if no battery is detected.


    How can I hide the battery icon in the notification area?
    Right-click an empty area on the taskbar, and then click Properties.
    Under Notification area, click Customize.
    In Notification Area Icons, click Turn system icons on or off.
    On the Turn system icons on or off page, click the arrow next to Power, click Off, and then click OK.

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    How can I choose which power plans appear on the battery meter?
    The battery meter can display two power plans.
    Battery meter showing power plans
    To choose which power plans appear on the battery meter
    Open Power Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then clicking Power Options.
    Do one of the following:
    On the Select a power plan page, click Additional plans, and then select a plan. Any plans that you create, including plans provided by your computer manufacturer, appear under Additional plans.
    Create a new power plan. For more information, see Change, create, or delete a power plan (scheme).
    By default, the power plan that you select or create becomes the active plan and it then appears on the battery meter. To make another plan active, select it from the list.
    Why can't I select a power plan from the battery meter?
    You might not have the required user rights to select a different power plan. If your computer is part of a network at an organization—such as a school or business—your organization's system administrator might have designated the active power plan for you instead of letting you choose on.

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    Re: Windows 8 release preview is not showing battery meter

    I encounter similar problem with you but mine is a an Acer notebook. I go to device manager, choose battery, and scan for new hardware.
    Then the MS ACPI- control compliant method battery appears, and the battery starts charging.
    Yet it is a foolish way to do so as you need to do it every time!

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    Re: Windows 8 release preview is not showing battery meter

    Hi,
    1. What is the make and model of the laptop?
    2. Which scroll bar are you referring to?



    The icon might be hidden. Here's how to show the battery icon:
    a) Right-click an empty area on the taskbar, and then click Properties.
    b) In Notification Area Icons, click Turn system icons on or off.
    c) On the Turn system icons on or off page, under Behaviors, click On in the drop-down list next to Power, and then click OK.



    Also, post us the screen shot of the scroll bar issue.
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...7-efdb7d1df43b

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    Re: Windows 8 release preview is not showing battery meter



    Hello Friend...

    Follow these steps to show the Battery Meter in Windows 8 Release Preview:-



    • Right-click on the taskbar.


    • Then click the Properties.
    • Go to in the Notification Area Icons, click the “Turn system icons on or off”.
    • Open the “Turn system icons on or off page”, go to Behaviors, click On “the drop-down list next to Power”.


    • Then click OK Button.

    Thanks

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    Re: Windows 8 release preview is not showing battery meter

    hello friend . . .

    This is very simple to get battery for your laptop in Windows 8 Operating system.
    Now Follow these steps.

    * Open the Control panel.
    * Go to Apperance and Personalizer.
    * Go to Startmenu and Taskbar sub category.
    * Click on Cutomize icons on the taskbar.
    A Windows is appear on screen is like this way ( Not exactly but similarly )

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    * Change the prefrence " Show icon and Notifications " of the battery icon.
    Then the Automatically the Battery symbol is appear.

    Still your battery icon not coming on taskbar.
    Download and install the gadget of the battery meter from www.live.com.
    Automatically a battery and power related information is Coming on that Gadget.

    Check weather install Windows 8 Operating system is Registered .
    If it is Registered then Update the Operating system once Automatically fix all problems

    All The best
    Thanks . . .

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