For better or worse, Windows 10 has brought us a lot of changes, and the new clock panel is one of them. In case you are wondering, I’m talking about the thing that pops up when you click on the time in the taskbar. When you compare it to the previous versions of Windows, the new clock panel in Windows 10 is really neat and elegantly shows the calendar and date and time and is also touch-friendly while still being comfortable to use with the mouse. That being said, the new clock design is not that appealing if you want to add additional clocks.
But if you still miss the old classic style clock that you had in Windows 7 or 8, then you can bring that old clock back in Windows 10 with a simple registry edit.
Note: before doing anything make sure that you have a good backup of Windows registry editor – just in case.
Bring Back Old Clock in Windows 10
To replace the modern clock with the old classic clock in Windows 10 you need to add a new value to the Windows registry. To do that, press “W + R,” type
regedit and press the Enter button to open the Windows registry editor.
Once the registry editor has been opened, navigate to the following location.
Here we need to create a new DWORD value. To do that right-click on the right panel and select the “New” option and then “DWORD (32-bit) Value.”
The above action will create a new DWORD value with the default name. Just right-click on the key and select the “Rename” option. Then rename it to “UseWin32TrayClockExperience” and press the enter button to confirm the name.
Now we need to the change the value data of the newly created key. To do that, double-click on the key; this action opens the “Edit DWORD Value” window. Enter the new value data of “1,” and click on the “Ok” button to save the changes.
Once you are done with the changes, this is how it will look in your Windows registry editor.
As a final step, just restart your system or sign out and sign in to make the changes take effect. Once you are back up, you will find that you can now start using the old classic clock in Windows 10.
If you ever want to revert back, just change the value data from “1” to “0,” or delete the newly-created key. If you want to delete it, right-click on the key and then select the “Delete” option.
This action will bring back the new modern clock in Windows 10.
Do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about using the above method to get the old classic clock back in Windows 10.