On my WIN7PRO/64 machine, the win update icon has disappeared. It's handy to remind you that updates have arrived. I checked properties in the taskbar, customize. Windows Update has "show icon and notifications." When I switch it to something else and switch it back, it says "this notification icon is not currently active. It will be show the next time it become active." Since there are updates waiting to be installed, wouldn't that indicate it was active? I did not install the WIN 10 notifiers last time around because I want to stick with 7. Could that be the problem. I refreshed the iconcache, but all that did was restore to the customize screen the small blue winupdate icon next to the drop-down box. (It had been showing the network icon.