Fix Get Windows 10 (GWX) Icon Missing from Windows 7 Taskbar

How to fix Fix and recover Get Windows 10 (GWX) upgrade notification Icon Missing from Windows 7 Taskbar using 7 (Seven) Methods. The Microsoft Windows 7 is the one of most advanced desktop operating system which having more than 70% of desktop operating market shares recent market studies shows. Due to more percentage of market share the Microsoft decided to move the Legitimate Windows 7 Users into new Advanced operating systems knows as Windows 10 and further decided FREE for first year downloads for Legitimate Windows 7 users. The Update is get via windows update application and GWX.exe (Get Windows 10) applications.

Why Get Windows 10 (GWX) upgrade notification Icon Missing from Windows 7 Taskbar.

The following Reasons are applied when GWX (Get Windows 10) icon is missing:
  1. Windows 7 is not updated via windows update application.
  2. Windows 7 is not upgraded to Service Pack 1 and all updates , hot-fixes , security updates, etc are missing.
  3. Windows 7 is failed in Microsoft Genuine Tests.
  4. Pirated Windows 7 with fake and illegal Product keys.
  5. Running the Windows 7 Enterprise Versions.
  6. Must pass the Windows 10 Compatibility Tests.
  7. Not using Legitimate Windows 7 Product Keys and Version.
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Methods to Fix the Get Windows 10 (GWX) upgrade notification Icon Missing from Windows 7 Taskbar.

Method-I (See the Windows 10 Reservation Notifications on Windows Update)

Open Control panel ----> Windows Update

control panel windows updates

Windows 10 upgrade reservation Notification on Windows Update


Hit on View Confirmation button you will see following dialog box.


Method-II (Check the GWX folders in Windows System32 folders and run it directly)

Hit + R

Type gwx and Hit OK


It will open the GWX folders hit the GWX.exe to run the app.


Note: If this GWX folder is not open then consider to update the windows 7 by using windows Update application.

Method-III (Run the script developed by the Microsoft Community Users)

The script developed by the Microsoft Community Users is found at Dropbox.

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Run one by one steps provided in the scripts.


Note: This is third party script developed by Microsoft Community Users is found at Dropbox. Hence precautions are taken by the users hence we (TechBrown) Editors are not responsible for any damages done by the script it is the responsibility of users)

Method-IV (Schedule and Run the GWX Task via Windows Task Scheduler app)

Right Click on My Computer ----> Manage

Go to System tools -> Task Scheduler -> Task Scheduler Library

Then go to Microsoft -> Windows -> Setup

go to and select the gwx and

Run the launchtrayprocess & refreshgwxconfig by right click on it.


goto and select the GWXtriggers and

Run the refreshgwxconfig-B by right click on it.


Method-V (Run the GWX Apps by using the CMD)

Run the (CMD) Command line as a administrator privileges.


Run the following command line in Microsoft Windows CMD (command line)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>C:\Windows\System32\GWX\GWXConfigManager.exe /RefreshConfig
C:\Windows\system32>C:\Windows\System32\GWX\GWX.exe /taskLaunch

Wait for some minutes the icon will appear on task bar.

Recommended TIP : The all above methods take time from several minutes to several hours as well as days. it requires some patience to fix these and kindly consider to keep updating the microsoft windows 7 to latest version. In the usage of windows PC you will automatically see the GWX notification icon on Task bar in some days.

Final Words

Microsoft Windows 10 is the most updated and advanced desktop operating system. The Windows 10 is Get via Windows update only. The (GWX.exe) applications is the most important methods to get the windows 10 for FREE. You must implement one of the methods provided above in order to get  the windows 10 operating system.

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