Windows 10: Show or hide volume (speaker) icon on the taskbar Solved

  1.    23 May 2016 #1

    Show or hide volume (speaker) icon on the taskbar


    Hi, I used to have this speaker icon in my taskbar, now its gone.

    So I went to settings> notifications & actions> turn system icons on or off. but the volume choice is dimmed out!! I can't turn it on...

    Any help here??
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,052
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       23 May 2016 #2

    Hello Bill,

    If you like, you might see if using step 9 in option two of the tutorial below to enable the volume icon may help. It will also apply to Windows 10.

    Be sure that you also have your audio drivers installed.

    System Icons - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    23 May 2016 #3

    hi Brink,

    How do i check drivers??

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Bill,

    If you like, you might see if using step 9 in option two of the tutorial below to enable the volume icon may help. It will also apply to Windows 10.

    Be sure that you also have your audio drivers installed.

    System Icons - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,052
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       23 May 2016 #4

    You should be able to download the "Realtek High Definition Audio Codec Driver" from Dell below for your Inspiron 5555.

    Product Support | Dell US
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  5.    23 May 2016 #5

    Yep. that was what i needed. my driver was out of date..

    Thanks for your experienced help! Just what the doctor ordered..

    Brink said: View Post
    You should be able to download the "Realtek High Definition Audio Codec Driver" from Dell below for your Inspiron 5555.

    Product Support | Dell US
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    23 May 2016 #6

    What I don't understand is, how if my system is only six months old, Why did I need to do this??

    billt4g said: View Post
    Yep. that was what i needed. my driver was out of date..

    Thanks for your experienced help! Just what the doctor ordered..
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,052
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       23 May 2016 #7

    Great news.

    Normally, you should have Realtek drivers available via Windows Update though.
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