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Battery Icon does not show in the taskbar

I am running windows 8.1 pro on a Asus laptop
I have tried the following below and the power button still will not turn on in the Customize notification area on the taskbar.

    Right-click on the clock by the notification area on the taskbar and select Customize Notification Icons.
    In the Notification Area Icons window, check the Power option and make sure it is set to Show icon and notifications.
    Click on Turn system icons on or off.
    Set the Power option to On if not already set.
    Click on OK to save the new settings.

If the above steps do not work to resolve the issue, try these next steps.

    Open the Start Menu and in the Search field, type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
    In the Local Group Policy Editor window, in the left navigation pane, expand User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.
    Find the Remove the battery meter option in the list on the right side of the window, right-click on the option, and select Edit.
    In the window that opens, select Disabled and click OK to display the battery meter icon in the notification area on the taskbar.
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Have you tried uninstalling Microsoft AC Adapter and Microsoft ACPI under BATTERIES in Device Manager lists ?

Try uninstalling, reboot and check if it helps.
the power button still will not turn on in the Customize notification area on the taskbar.  <-- To the best of my knowledge for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, the power button does not go in the taskbar. I have never seen that.
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That didn't work.

John Hurst
The laptop that I am on right now has WINDOWS 8.1 pro on it has it in the taskbar and will turn off and on in the Customize notification area on the taskbar
Can you post a screen shot so we know what we are looking at?
What area would you like?
Where the power button is.
This the screen shot of the power button
There is no screen shot in the second post.

I think the power button is seen by right swiping on the screen lower right. That is part of the Metro method. I never saw that power button on the taskbar.

Swipe right and you should see a charm bar open with the power button on it.
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alternatively - if you want info on the battery, try batteryinfo view
it displays much more info than your icon
I don't need any more software just need to find out how to get this one to work.
And the screen1.jpg shows the power off and it will not slide right to turn on
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Thank you that did the trick
@oneplace - Thanks for the update and I was pleased to help you with this.