How To Get Your Volume Icon Back on Your HP Laptop

The volume icon appears on your desktop taskbar on an HP laptop. The icon right in front of you is convenient. If you want to adjust the volume you simply click on it, and it opens the volume control for you and you don't have to click your way through properties. Once in a while you may find that your volume icon comes up missing, for whatever reason. Putting your volume icon back on your HP laptop is easy and requires only a few steps, and these steps will work for most versions of Windows.

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Right click anywhere on the "Start" taskbar.

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Select "Properties."

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When the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" window opens up, click on the tab that says "Notification Area."

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Look at the second section titled "System Icons" and make sure the box next to "Volume" is checked.

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Click "Apply" and the icon will reappear in your notification area.