How to view the date in Microsoft Windows

Updated: 05/23/2017 by Computer Hope

A calendarTo 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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