Fix: Windows 10 Date Pop Up Does Not Work

On Windows 10 when you hover your mouse over the time in the taskbar, it automatically displays a preview of the current date in a pop up bubble. If you’re experiencing this issue, here’s what you can do.

Force Restart Explorer

  • Right-click the “Start” button, then choose “Task Manager”.
  • Select the “Details” tab.
  • Find “explorer.exe” in the list, then right-click it and choose “End task”. The screen may go blank.
  • Select “File” > “Run new task”.
  • Type “explorer.exe” in the “Open:” box, then select “OK”.

Once you successfully complete the above steps, restart your computer. Once the computer restarts, check to see if the date preview appears.

Reset Date Settings To Default

  • Right-click the “Start” button and select “Control Panel”.
  • Choose “Clock, Language, and Region” > “Region” > “Additional settings…” > “Reset”.

The above fix usually resolves the problem. Check to verify that it worked. If not, move on to the next fix.

Restore Registry Settings

  • Download Restore_Windows_10_Default_Time_Zones.reg (via TenForums)
  • Save the .reg file to your Desktop.
  • Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.
  • When prompted, click/tap on RunYes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.
  • Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

Once complete, check to see if the feature works as it should. You may also delete the downloaded registry file if you so desire.

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