by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 27, 2015)
Your computer uses an internal clock which keeps track of both the date and current time. Windows relies upon this clock and works closely with it. For instance, when Windows saves a file, the current date and time are saved with the file. Windows makes this time available to you as a clock, visible at the right side of the Taskbar, in the Notifications area.
If you find the date and time distracting, you can turn off their display in the Notifications area. Just follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Systems Icons window.
You should note that these steps don't disable the system clock—it is still there, in the background, doing the important work it needs to do. The only thing these steps do is to turn off the display of the data and time in the Notifications area of the Taskbar.
This tip (10800) applies to Windows 7 and 8.
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