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Windows Vista™ Step by Step by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert

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Managing Your System Date and Time

Your computer has an internal clock that keeps track of the date and time, even when it is turned off. By default, Windows Vista displays the system time in the notification area at the right end of the taskbar. When you point to the time, the system date is displayed as a ScreenTip. The system time controls a number of behind-the-scenes settings and is also used by Windows and your programs to maintain an accurate record of happenings on your computer.

Tip

If you prefer to not display the time, right-click a blank area of the taskbar, click Properties, click the Notification Area tab, and then clear the Clock check box in the System Icons area of the Taskbar And Start Menu Properties dialog box.

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