How to view the date in Microsoft Windows

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope
A calendar

To view the date in Microsoft Windows 95 or later without clicking, place your mouse cursor over the time in the Windows notification area (Systray). A balloon pop-up will appear that displays the computer's date.

Alternate method

You can also double-click the time to open the Date/Time Properties window, which displays the date, time, and a calendar.

Can I change how the date and time are displayed?

Users who want to change the way Microsoft Windows displays the time and date need to download a third-party program. The default installation of Windows does not provide any tools to change this feature's appearance.

Note

Later versions of Windows show both the date and time in the notification area.

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