Sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm using a local administrator account on all of my machines. Regardless all account types should be able to view their notifications. I prefer Microsoft to not know my settings on my PC (at least the ones I can hide), thus the reason I use a local account vs a Microsoft account to login. Some details of a local account are below:
What is a Local Account?
If you've ever signed-in to a home computer running Windows XP or Windows 7 then you've used a local account.
The name may throw off novice users, but it's nothing more than an account to access the computer as a default administrator. A local account works on that specific computer and no others.
Benefits of using a local account:
- More secure: You can up a complex password that only works on one computer and nowhere else.
- Private: Your settings and computer usage isn't transmitted to remote servers. Everything is stored locally within just one computer.
- Internet-indepenent: A Microsoft login requires a connection to the internet to retrieve user settings and preferences.
- Custom login name: You don't need to use your email address as a login name, so it won't be displayed on the login screen when your screen locks.
Choose a local account if you want to keep your experience like it was on previous versions of Windows. You'll be able to log in, change your settings, install software, and keep your user area separate from others on the system.