1.    23 May 2016 #1
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    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.    23 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    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
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    hi Brink,

    How do i check drivers??

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink 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.    23 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

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 my driver was out of date..

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by billt4g View Post
    Yep. that was what i needed. my driver was out of date..

    Thanks for your experienced help! Just what the doctor ordered..
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  7.    23 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,682
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Great news.

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