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

01 Sep 2017   #1

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.


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


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

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

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

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

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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