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  1. Brink Win User

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10


    How to: Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Notification Area Icon in Windows 10


    The Windows Update Status icon in the taskbar notification area was first introduced in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803).

    By default, the Windows Update Status notification icon will only show on the taskbar when there is a warning or alert about Windows Update showing on the Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update page.

    You can click/tap on the Windows Update Status icon to open the Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update page.

    You can right click on the Windows Update Status icon, it will open a context menu to click/tap on available options. The available options will vary depending on what the warning or alert is for, but can be: Restart now, Schedule restart, Download now, Open Windows Update, and Hide for now.

    If you prefer to not to see the Windows Update Status icon, you can disable it.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Windows Update Status icon in the taskbar notification area for your account or all users in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Temporarily Hide Windows Update Status Icon for Current User
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Icon for Current User
    • Option Three: Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Icon for All Users

    EXAMPLE: "Windows Update Status" icon in the taskbar notification area

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] Temporarily Hide Windows Update Status Icon for Current User
    1 Right click or press and hold on the Windows Update Status icon, and click/tap on Hide for now. (see screenshot below)

    This will temporarily hide the Windows Update Status icon until the next time you get a warning or alert notification for Windows Update.


    Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Icon for Current User
    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2 Click/tap on Taskbar on the left side, and click/tap on the Select which icons appear on the taskbar link under Notification area on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3 Do step 4 (enable) or step 5 (disable) below for what you want.


    4. To Enable Windows Update Status Icon for Current User
    This is the default setting.


    A) Turn on either Windows Update Status or Always show all icons in the notification area for what you want, and go to step 6. (see screenshots below)


    Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    5. To Disable Windows Update Status Icon for Current User
    A) Turn off Always show all icons in the notification area. (see screenshot below)

    B) Turn off Windows Update Status, and go to step 6.


    Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6 You can now close Settings if you like.





    OPTION THREE [/i] Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Icon for All Users
    You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings

    TrayIconVisibility DWORD

    <delete> = Enable
    0 = Disable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Enable Windows Update Status Icon for All Users
    This is the default setting. It will allow users to be able to use Option One or Option Two.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Windows_Update_Status_notification_icon_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable Windows Update Status Icon for All Users
    This will override Option One and Option Two.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Windows_Update_Status_notification_icon_for_all_users.reg

    Download
    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 Restart the computer to apply.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jul 27, 2018
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    Interesting; did a Windows 8.1 update and after reboot there is an icon on the taskbar......When you mouse over it, it states "Get Windows 10." *Stick Out Tongue Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10 :p
     
    stinger608, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Naki Win User
    Feature suggestion: Add Windows 7 Taskbar icon GPU freq./temperature/RAM used meter

    Please add an option (which will also require an Options/Settings screen however, or else the main menu will be too cluttered) to have the GPU freq., temperature, videoRAM used and/or maybe GPU load shown in the program taskbar icon on Windows 7.
    It could have two options - cycle between modes (for example about each 10 seconds), or always show the same value - for example, GPU temp or load/etc.
    See how Core Temp does this for an example. (WinZIP also shows such a meter when decompressing archives.)

    What do you think, could this be useful?

    C++ examples here:
    Windows 7 Taskbar Dynamic Overlay Icons and Progress Bars
    http://blogs.windows.com/windows/ar...-dynamic-overlay-icons-and-progress-bars.aspx
    Windows 7 Goodies in C++: Taskbar Progress and Status Indicators
    Windows 7 Goodies in C++: Taskbar Progress and Status Indicators
     
  4. W1zzard Win User

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Icon in Windows 10

    Windows 10 update being enabled.

    My experience was that disabling Windows Update service works for a while until suddenly that service is magically enabled again and starts updating everything.
     
    W1zzard, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. MrGenius Win User
    MrGenius, Oct 27, 2019
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  6. Knoxx29 Win User
    Windows 10 update being enabled.

    Good to know, i will check later to see if it's still disabled.
     
    Knoxx29, Oct 27, 2019
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