Solved When I click on Clock, Volume, Network, etc on Taskbar nothing happens

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Hi everyone,

So I've been using 11 Pro since it was first released on the dev channel and ever since it has installed up until today, when I attempt to click on the clock / date, Volume, Network or any other Windows Icons down in the taskbar nothing happens. For non Windows apps that hang out in the taskbar, it works fine, I can click on the icon to open, right click to open the right click menu, etc. But with Windows system icons, I can hover and it will pop up the balloon window above the taskbar to show me what is going on, and I can right click to open the context menu, but when I single or double left click, nothing at all happens. FYI, I'm running Windows 11 Pro 21H2 (OS Build 22000.132)

Does anyone know the issue and how to fix?

Any help is much appreciated.
 
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Did you upgrade from Windows 10?

A clean install might work.

Probably the suggestion you want to hear.

Alternatively, maybe a repair install (upgrade in place) using an iso from uupdump.net.
 

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I've been thinking about doing a clean install but didn't have any luck finding an iso on Windows website and let's be honest..............I've been lazy about it, lol
 

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I've been thinking about doing a clean install but didn't have any luck finding an iso on Windows website and let's be honest..............I've been lazy about it, lol
MS will not have an ISO available until it's released to the general public but you can use this to create an ISO
 

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Hi everyone,

So I've been using 11 Pro since it was first released on the dev channel and ever since it has installed up until today, when I attempt to click on the clock / date, Volume, Network or any other Windows Icons down in the taskbar nothing happens. For non Windows apps that hang out in the taskbar, it works fine, I can click on the icon to open, right click to open the right click menu, etc. But with Windows system icons, I can hover and it will pop up the balloon window above the taskbar to show me what is going on, and I can right click to open the context menu, but when I single or double left click, nothing at all happens. FYI, I'm running Windows 11 Pro 21H2 (OS Build 22000.132)

Does anyone know the issue and how to fix?

Any help is much appreciated.

Regardless of how you installed Windows 11, you are running the latest version so you should have the clock. That said, did you have clock issues before the upgrade to 11?

For the record, I did the upgrade from 10 to 11 via Insiders Dev channel about a month ago and I don't have to issue you state - Icons, clock, and calendar work open when clicked. I'm also running version 22000.132.

All that said, I don't have a fix for your issue, other than try rebooting the system and seeing if that works. The other is to try Repair Install Windows 11 with an In-place Upgrade. For me, the last alternative would be a clean install.

And yes, a clean install may solve the issue, but that doesn't mean the issue required a clean install (if that makes sense).

Good luck.
 

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Regardless of how you installed Windows 11, you are running the latest version so you should have the clock. That said, did you have clock issues before the upgrade to 11?

For the record, I did the upgrade from 10 to 11 via Insiders Dev channel about a month ago and I don't have to issue you state - Icons, clock, and calendar work open when clicked. I'm also running version 22000.132.

All that said, I don't have a fix for your issue, other than try rebooting the system and seeing if that works. The other is to try Repair Install Windows 11 with an In-place Upgrade. For me, the last alternative would be a clean install.

And yes, a clean install may solve the issue, but that doesn't mean the issue required a clean install (if that makes sense).

Good luck.
Worked fine before I upgraded from 10 to 11.

All the icons, show up, they just don't don anything when I click on them

Thank you, about to go get the iso compiled and setup and loaded on a usb drive to do a fresh install
 

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Good luck, but I'd try the repair install first. However, you'd still need the installation media via ISO or USB.

Good luck.
 

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i would have checked if they worked in safe mode before clean installing, it could have also been a conflict with a start up program as well.
 

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I went ahead and did a fresh install, I had been planning on it for a while now, and I did it, and now my fan isn't constantly running and everything is working as it should.
 

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Glad to hear you got it sorted.

Peace :cool:
 

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For anybody else who has this, give the following a try. It seems to often be associated with us disabling the Action Center in W10 (because that thing was annoying), and that setting doesn't appear to be reverted when doing in-place upgrade of W11. It was the case for me, and I have my action center elements back now (which include the ability to click the time/date, sound, network, etc). Before, nada.

 

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