The Windows 10 App icon is missing or does not appear in the Windows 8.1 / 7 taskbar

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Although most of you have already reserved your Windows 10 upgrade and have removed or hidden the Windows 10 upgrade program icon from your taskbar, some of you may no longer see this icon in your taskbar. If the Get Windows 10 app icon in the Windows 8.1 / 7 taskbar is missing or is not displayed, this message will help you resolve and enable the problem.

If your device is or has been connected to a domain or is managed by a system administrator, it may be blocked for an upgrade reservation. If your Windows copy is not genuine or if you have a volume license copy, the icon does not appear.

Windows 10 Missing application icon

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KB3035583 is a Windows update offered by Microsoft that appears in the’Important’ update list. This update is responsible for the Windows icon. Microsoft describes this as an update that provides additional functionality for Windows update notifications when new updates are available for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 users. You can download it manually by clicking here.

Here are some things that will help you solve your problem:

1] You must run an original version of Windows 8.1 Update or Windows 7 SP1. This offer is not available for users of Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise or Windows RT 8.1 ; if your device is managed as part of a school or corporate network, you will not receive notification of this icon. To install this update, you must have KB2919355 for Windows 8.1 systems or Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 systems installed on your computer.

2] On Windows systems that cannot run under Windows 10, Microsoft does not display the’Get Windows 10 app’ icon until July 29. After July 29, Microsoft will activate the icon in the taskbar. This is to make sure that you can easily check the compatibility of your PC if you decide to do so.

3] Make sure you have checked, downloaded and installed the latest Windows updates.

4] Check Windows Update for an updated version of KB2976976978 for Windows 8.1 or KB2952664 for Windows 7 SP1

5] You must ensure that your Windows 8.1 has installed the update KB291939355, commonly known as Windows 8.1 Update. If you didn’t do it, please do it.

6] If you still cannot see the icon, open Control PanelAll Control Panel programs and functions and click Show Installed Updates. Make sure your computer has installed the KB3035583 update. If not, you can download it here and install it manually. Restart your computer. You can also check it by executing the following command in a high PDC:

dism 3035583

If the update is installed, you will see its package identity.

7] If you simply uninstall and reinstall the KB3035583 update, the icon may appear in the taskbar. Don’t forget to reboot.

8] If you still do not see the icon, Microsoft Support suggests that you run the following file and check if it helps.

Open the Notepad, copy the following text and save it as a file .cmd to indicate your C drive. For example, you can save it as Win10Upgrade.cmd.

 UpgEx if'%errorlevel%' =='0' Add GOTO RunGWX reg'HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionAppCompatFlagsApprapprappraiser' /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f Run /TN'MicrosoftWindows experienceMicrosoft Compatibility Apprappraiser' > : CompatCheckRunning Query /TN'MicrosoftWindowsApplication ExperienceMicrosoft Compatibility Appraiser' Ready >> if NOT'%errorlevel%' =='0' ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning : RunGWX /run /run /TN'MicrosoftWindowsSetupgwxefreshgwgwxconfig'

Now open a high prompt and run the file from the location you saved in our C drive. Here you type the following in the prompt window and press Enter :


It may take some time for the tool to work and finish, so be patient.

9] UPDATE: Download and use this Microsoft published troubleshooting. He can help you solve the problem.

Let us know if any of these suggestions have helped you.

If you still cannot see the icon, you can download Windows 10 ISO and continue.

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