Like many other visual enhancements, Windows 10 has changed the appearance of battery indicator in the taskbar. The new indicator is more touch friendly, and when clicked or tapped on shows a sleek battery status. However, many users don’t use the touch screen and find it convenient to use the old style battery indicator. This can be achieved by performing a small registry tweak. You must be logged in as the administrator to make the changes. It is recommended that you take a registry backup, incase you delete a wrong key.
Hold the Windows Key and Press R. In the run dialog, type regedit and Click OK.
Windows registry editor will open. Navigate to the following registry key.
Click the DWORD (32-bit) Value named UseWin32BatteryFlyout and change its value data.
0 = Enabled Old Power Indicator
1 = Enable New Power Indicator (Default)
If the UseWin32BatteryFlyout doesn’t exists, right click ImmersiveShell and choos New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the value as UseWin32BatteryFlyout and set it’s value to 0.
In addition to the look of battery indicator, some users reported that their battery indicator disappeared altogether in Windows 10. This rare issue is not new to Windows 10 as many users faced it in the previous version of Windows as well. Reinstalling the battery driver is an easy method to solve this issue.
Right-click on the Start button and choose Device Manager.
Double click the Batteries group to expand.
Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and click Uninstall. Click OK to confirm.
Go to Device Manager toolbar (under the menu bar) and click Scan for hardware changes
Windows will reinstall the drivers for the battery. Now, you can see and customize the battery power icon in the system tray.