If you add keyboard layouts in Windows 7 Pro, the Language Bar shows up in the Taskbar, after you enabled it in the language bar settings dialog.
However, I found that Home Premium does not automatically the language bar, even if all the required checkboxes are checked.
The first hint I found that partly fixed the situation was to manually start (Start|Run) the program ctfmon.exe.
Annoyingly, the tiny buttons in the language bar allow you to accidentally close it, and there is no straight-forward way to bring it back.
Changing the settings to disable the symbols
and adding ctfmon.exe to system start as sketched here finally solved the problem:
- start regedit
- navigate to
- add string key named “ctfmon”
- set its value to “C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe”