How to add the Windows 7 clock to XP/Vista [Tip]

The Windows 7 system tray clock includes customizable dates. However, Windows Vista and XP don’t include any options to add dates to the system tray clock. To add a Windows 7 system tray clock to Vista/XP with dates on it, check out TClock.

Click here to add TClock to Windows XP/Vista. There click tclocklight-040702-3.zip on that page to save the ZIP. Then right-click the ZIP and select Extract All to decompress it. Open the extracted folder, and click tclock.exe to run the software. Right-click the system tray clock and select TClock Properties to open the window below.

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First, click Color and Font and select the Text drop-down list. There select Button Highlight, and click Apply > OK. That will add white text to the system tray clock.

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Next, click Format and select the Customize format check box. Then enter the following, or copy and paste, into the text box hh:nn tt \n ddd, dd mmm yyyy. Click Apply and OK to close the window.

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Your system tray clock will match the one shown in the shot below. It will include both the date and time. As such, now it matches the Windows 7 system tray clock.

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That’s just one way you can customize the XP/Vista system tray clocks. You can also add additional clocks to the system tray as covered in this article.

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