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Windows 7: Date format problem in taskbar, cant remove day of the week

01 Sep 2017   #1
kdc3021

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Date format problem in taskbar, cant remove day of the week

I have until today had my task bar set up with small icons and the clock in the corner showing the time and date in a UK format eg.

19:45
31/8/17

but today, for some unknown reason my computer has decided to add in the day of the week

19:45
Thursday
31/8/17

but because I have the task bar nice and short, I only see the time.

I have gone through and am trying to change the date/time formats (control panel > Clock, Language and Region > Change date time or number format) but nothing I do will make a difference. I can't get rid of the day of the week.

And it shouldn't even be an option for me to have it!

The only date format options I am given (as I am located in the UK) are:

Short date options
dd/MM/yyyy
dd/MM/yy
d/M/yy
d.M.yy
yyyy-MM-dd

Long date options
dd MMMM yyyy
d MMMM yyyy

None of these (as I understand it) should even be giving me the day of the week. Wouldn't that require ddd or dddd ?

But it gets better...

If I go to Additional settings > date and manually put in an option for dddd dd/MM/yy I get

19:45
Thursday
Thursday 31/08/17

so I know the day of the week twice!

Does anyone know whats going on? how can I get rid of this annoying day of the week?


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01 Sep 2017   #2
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Kdc3021, Welcome to 7 forums. The below tutorial may help you to restore the time and date format.



How to Restore Default Regional Format Settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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01 Sep 2017   #3
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi again, If the above reset does not work you can also use system restore, as the problem has only just

popped up.



System Restore
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