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How to Fix BootCamp Missing from Windows 10

Using the official Boot Camp Assistant programme to install Windows on a Mac, which is clearly the simplest and best method to install Windows on a Mac machine, is without a doubt the finest way to do so. When you install Windows using Boot Camp, in contrast to virtual machines, both Windows and applications will have complete access to the underlying hardware. This is in addition to the fact that it is exceedingly simple to use and set up.

After installing Windows on a Mac using Boot Camp, you will need to install the Boot Camp drivers in order to make the trackpad and other aspects of the computer function properly.

Boot Camp may be found in the system tray area of the taskbar when it is configured with the default settings. This location enables you to easily access the Boot Camp Control Panel, which enables you to alter the default start-up disc as well as a few keyboard and trackpad settings. Another benefit of keeping the Boot Camp symbol on the system tray is that it enables you to easily restart in Mac OS X. To do this, right-click on the Boot Camp icon, and then choose the option to Restart in OS X from the context menu that appears.

If, however, for some reason the Boot Camp icon is not present in the system tray area, despite the fact that it was present after the initial installation of Boot Camp on your computer, you can follow the instructions that are provided further down in this article to add the icon to the system tray in Windows.

Method 1 – Check if Boot Camp icon is hidden

For Windows 10

  • Launch the app that controls settings. Proceed to the Personalization > Taskbar menu option.
  • To choose which icons are shown on the taskbar, go to the Notification area and select the link there.
  • Turn on the Boot Camp Manager item on the page that appears after doing so.
How to fix BootCamp missing from Windows 10

For Windows 8/8.1

  • To see hidden icons, open the system tray by clicking the little up arrow icon (see image), and then choose the Customize option from the drop-down menu that appears.
  • Navigate farther down the list to see whether there is an entry for Boot Camp Manager. If Boot Camp Manager is already installed, use the drop-down box to choose “Show icon and notifications” as the desired behaviour for the application’s behaviour. Additionally, if the Boot Camp symbol is not present in that location, proceed with the steps outlined in Method 2.

Method 2: Make sure that Boot Camp Manager is starting with Windows

If you are on Windows 10/8.1:

  • To open Task Manager, right-click anywhere on the blank area on the taskbar, and then choose the Task Manager option from the context menu that appears.
  • Click on the Startup tab, and then check to see that Boot Camp is not deactivated in this section. If the Boot Camp item is greyed out, click the Enable button after selecting it. That wraps it up!

If you’re on Windows 7:

  • Launch the utility for configuring the system. To do this, open the Run dialogue by pressing the Command and R hotkeys simultaneously, then type msconfig into the text field and hit the enter key.
  • Make sure that Boot Camp Manager is beginning with Windows once you have navigated to the Startup tab in Boot Camp Manager’s settings.

Method 3 Add Boot Camp icon to taskbar system tray

NOTE: This method works on Windows 10/8/7.

  • Open Control Panel. To access this menu, press the Windows logo key and the R key at the same time to launch the Run dialogue box. In the box that appears, enter Control.exe and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • Make sure that the view in the Control Panel is set to Small icons. It should now be possible for you to locate the Boot Camp applet inside the Control Panel.
  • To make a shortcut of Boot Camp on the desktop, right-click the Boot Camp applet, choose Create shortcut from the context menu, and then click Create.
  • The next step is to drag this shortcut into the “Startup” folder on your computer. To achieve this, open the Run dialogue box once again by pressing the Windows key and the letter R on your keyboard.
  • In the box labelled “Run,” type “shell:startup,” and then hit the “enter” button to launch the Startup folder.
  • Now, either duplicate the shortcut that you just generated on the desktop and place it into the Startup folder, or move it there manually. That wraps it up!
  • Restart your PC to see the Boot Camp in the system tray. From here onwards, Boot Camp icon will automatically start with Windows and will be available to access from system tray.

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