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  1. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       14 Aug 2015 #10

    I have found a few suggestions, but none helped me, but give it a try:

    1. Update BIOS.
    2. Update chipset drivers.
    3. Reinstalling ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery, restores power icon temporarily.
    Go to Device Manager, uninstall it and then right click it and Scan for hardware changes.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       14 Aug 2015 #11

    qcksilver said: View Post
    I have a desktop and I would like to enable the power option system notification icon, but it is grayed out (I'm assuming because I have a desktop without a UPS power supply).

    I need to get to the power plan options because I switch power plans to high performance when I use DAWs. Right now I just search for "power" in the start menu and it gets me to "choose a power plan" pretty quickly, so it's not the end of the world if I can't get it in the notification area, but it would be nice.

    I also saw this, which is interesting, but it's a little overkill to always have it in the context menu... Power Plan - Choose from Desktop Context Menu in Windows

    Does anyone know how to enable the power system notification icon on windows 10?
    Hello qcksilver, :)

    That's correct. The "Power" system icon is only available for PCs that have a battery or a connected UPS.

    Since you need to switch power plans often, then the "Choose Power Plan" context menu would be the best alternative. This way you can switch plans as needed, and be able to open Power Options from the same context menu.

    'Choose Power Plan' context menu - Add in Windows 10
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    win 7 pro updated to win 10 pro 64bit
       30 Aug 2015 #12

    Where is instructon no 1


    james0807 said: View Post
    I've managed to fix the problem :) I cannot find where item number 1 is. Help!

    In order for windows 10 to obey the command to hide the language bar, one must first enable the check box "Use the desktop language bar when it's available".

    Once this is enabled, the fact the desktop bar is "hidden" means it disappears all together.

    These options appear to override whatever is chosen in the system icons options menu discussed in the original post.

    So to clarify, in order to remove the "ENG" icon. Three things must be true:

    1. Input Method system icon is set to OFF
    2. "Use the desktop language bar when it's available" check box must be ticked in the language preferences -> advanced settings screen.
    3. Language bar must be set to HIDDEN in the options menu for the above tick box.

    Thank you for nudging me in the right direction.

    James
    Cant find instruction number 1 - help!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       30 Aug 2015 #13

    carrotmuseum said: View Post
    Cant find instruction number 1 - help!
    Hello carrotmuseum, :)

    Here you go: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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    win 7 pro updated to win 10 pro 64bit
       30 Aug 2015 #14

    ENG still reappears on re-boot


    Brink said: View Post
    Hello carrotmuseum, :)

    Here you go: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    Followed every instructions (twice) - ENG still reappears on re-boot in the notification area.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       30 Aug 2015 #15

    Removing all languages than default should remove it.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  7.    31 Aug 2015 #16

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello qcksilver, :)

    That's correct. The "Power" system icon is only available for PCs that have a battery or a connected UPS.

    Since you need to switch power plans often, then the "Choose Power Plan" context menu would be the best alternative. This way you can switch plans as needed, and be able to open Power Options from the same context menu.

    'Choose Power Plan' context menu - Add in Windows 10

    Yeah you are right, this solution will work fine. Thanks!
    At first I thought this would put the option to change the power profile across all context menus, but then I realized it will only appear in the desktop context menu, which will work nicely.

    Here is my only problem, I have some custom power profiles I created, how can I get those in the context menu instead of just the three default power profiles?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       31 Aug 2015 #17

    That would be an involved process since the long GUID number for a custom power plan is different per system. This is one of the main reason why I stuck with the default power plans since those have a known GUID that's the same in all Windows.

    If you don't mind doing the work with me to have the custom ones, post in that tutorial for this, and I'll walk you through the process to get the GUID, then I can make a .reg file for you for it. :)
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  9.    31 Aug 2015 #18

    Brink said: View Post
    That would be an involved process since the long GUID number for a custom power plan is different per system. This is one of the main reason why I stuck with the default power plans since those have a known GUID that's the same in all Windows.

    If you don't mind doing the work with me to have the custom ones, post in that tutorial for this, and I'll walk you through the process to get the GUID, then I can make a .reg file for you for it. :)
    Sure, I'm always down to learn something new. Thanks!
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  10.    03 Oct 2015 #19

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello qcksilver, :)

    That's correct. The "Power" system icon is only available for PCs that have a battery or a connected UPS.

    Since you need to switch power plans often, then the "Choose Power Plan" context menu would be the best alternative. This way you can switch plans as needed, and be able to open Power Options from the same context menu.

    'Choose Power Plan' context menu - Add in Windows 10
    Hello, I'm also having this problem with the power notification icon being grayed out but am using a laptop with a battery so I'm not sure why this is happening. I'm using an ASUS K55VD and upgraded to Windows 10 about 2 weeks ago. The problem with the power icon has been happening for about a week and a half.
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