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How to Make Taskbar Clock Show Seconds on Windows 10

There is no way to natively show seconds in the taskbar clock in Windows 8 or Windows 7. However, Windows 10(v1607) can allow you to use the Registry Editor which is a much simpler method to make taskbar clock show seconds in Windows 10. In this post, we introduce how to show seconds in the taskbar clock of Windows 10 (v1607).

7 steps to make taskbar clock show seconds in Windows 10

Step 1: Open Run window by pressing Win+R keyboards, then type Regedit.exe and click OK.

click ok button

Step 2: When Registry Editor window appears, go to the following Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Step 3: Right-click Advanced and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value to create a REG_DWORD value.

create value name

Step 4: Rename it as ShowSecondsInSystemClock and Right-click itself to choose Modify.

choose modify

Step 5: And change the value data into 1 and hit OK.

input value data 1

Step 6: As you see, the value name and value data 1 are displayed in the following screenshot.

value name and value data

Step 7: Finally, you will find seconds shows in the taskbar clock of Windows 10.

show seconds

Note: If the seconds is not shown in the Windows 10 taskbar clock, it may be related to the Windows 10 version. By default, Windows 10 taskbar clock only shows hours and minutes.