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Published on 05.25.09 by Brent Trahan

Remove the Clock from the System Notification Area

Learn how to remove the clock from the system notification area in Windows 7.

If you enable this setting, the clock will not be displayed in the system notification area.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, the default behavior of the clock appearing in the notification area will occur.

Remove the Clock from the System Notification Area

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Start Menu and Taskbar in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Remove Clock from the system notification area in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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