The Spartan Icon does not show in the notification area.
Windows 7 has a habit of hiding icons from the Notification Area (That's what Microsoft now calls the System Tray) and if you have not chosen a hot key or edge button to restore Spartan with, you could easily be left wondering where it is. There are three ways to access the setting for the notification area:-
1. Choose "Notification
area icons" from Control panel.
2. Right click over the clock and choose "customize notification icons"
3. Click on the small arrow in the area and click "Customize"
In the dialog that opens, you can choose which icons to show or...
you can just check the box "always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar".