Getting the taskbar to show your volume or battery meter can be done this way. First unplug your power cord from your laptop. Then on a blank area of your desktop page right click you mouse. You will see the Personalization icon at the bottom of the popup. Click that and on the next page look to the bottom left. You will see "SEE ALSO" and underneith is an option called Taskbar and Start Menu. Click that on the next page is an icon on the top called Notification Area. Click that and you will see four boxes that you can choose to click so that it will show on your taskbar. Good luck everyone.