Windows 11 clock gone AWOL


MartinMarmoset

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Hi folks

Recently I've had to retire my ancient Toshiba laptop, as it just became too slow to boot and then took forever to actually do anything when it was going - plus the lid was stuck open!

I've now got a nice Medion gaming laptop but it's got Windows 11, so getting used to that after W10. On the whole, it's not too different but a few days ago, my clock disappeared from the taskbar, I think after one of the four updates W11 has applied in the 10 days I've had the machine. I can't get it back! I've gone into settings, "Time & Language", "Date & Time" and there's a setting

Show time and date in the system tray

which is set to "off", but... It's greyed out so I can't switch it to "on". At the top of this settings page, there's a notification

Some of these settings are managed by your organisation

Hmmm. I am the organisation, so not sure why I can't make changes on my own machine - this is the sort of thing I hate about computers!

I've tried making changes in the registry to no avail, resetting the clock app, scanning system files etc but nothing works.

This morning I had the bright idea of installing an alternative clock, and found "Eleven Clock" which initially seemed to be an answer but.... Now the battery icon has gone, and I need that too! I had a further idea of perhaps putting the latter into the overflow, but can't find any way to do this. It's not listed in settings, plus "Taskbar corner overflow" doesn't seem to exist either. With Eleven Clock it seems to be taking the same space on the taskbar, so looks like a choice of one or the other :(

I'm spending all my time sorting this out (or not sorting it out) so if anyone can help with this, I'd be very happy! Below are screenshots of "Some of these settings are managed by your organisation" (in the same photo, the greyed out "Show time and date" option) plus taskbar with battery icon but no clock, then with clock (Eleven Clock) and no battery icon

Taskbar.jpg

NoClock.jpg
NoBattery.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion Cruzer
Hi folks

Recently I've had to retire my ancient Toshiba laptop, as it just became too slow to boot and then took forever to actually do anything when it was going - plus the lid was stuck open!

I've now got a nice Medion gaming laptop but it's got Windows 11, so getting used to that after W10. On the whole, it's not too different but a few days ago, my clock disappeared from the taskbar, I think after one of the four updates W11 has applied in the 10 days I've had the machine. I can't get it back! I've gone into settings, "Time & Language", "Date & Time" and there's a setting

Show time and date in the system tray

which is set to "off", but... It's greyed out so I can't switch it to "on". At the top of this settings page, there's a notification

Some of these settings are managed by your organisation

Hmmm. I am the organisation, so not sure why I can't make changes on my own machine - this is the sort of thing I hate about computers!

I've tried making changes in the registry to no avail, resetting the clock app, scanning system files etc but nothing works.

This morning I had the bright idea of installing an alternative clock, and found "Eleven Clock" which initially seemed to be an answer but.... Now the battery icon has gone, and I need that too! I had a further idea of perhaps putting the latter into the overflow, but can't find any way to do this. It's not listed in settings, plus "Taskbar corner overflow" doesn't seem to exist either. With Eleven Clock it seems to be taking the same space on the taskbar, so looks like a choice of one or the other :(

I'm spending all my time sorting this out (or not sorting it out) so if anyone can help with this, I'd be very happy! Below are screenshots of "Some of these settings are managed by your organisation" (in the same photo, the greyed out "Show time and date" option) plus taskbar with battery icon but no clock, then with clock (Eleven Clock) and no battery icon

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Hi and Welcome to ElevenForum @MartinMarmoset 😎

What version of Windows 11 is installed on the new laptop? Home, Pro, Education or Enterprise?

If it is Education or Enterprise then that is the reason it says "managed by your organisation".

Quickest way to check is, click windows icon, click on RUN and type winver. That will show you which Win 11 is installed.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22631.3155(VHDX)/ Windows 11 Beta 22635.3140/Win 11 Dev 24H2(VHDX)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N4000 @ 1.10GHz Gemini Lake 14nm
    Motherboard
    LENOVO LNVNB161216 (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 600 (Lenovo)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio Intel Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    512GB Western Digital WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-512G-1101 (Unknown (SSD))
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    Laptop Keyboard
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    G5 Gaming Mouse
    Internet Speed
    50mbps/50mbps
    Browser
    Chrome/Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
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    Laptop
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    Lenovo
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N4000 @ 1.10GHz Gemini Lake 14nm
    Motherboard
    LENOVO LNVNB161216 (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB Ram
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 600 (Lenovo)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio Intel Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Mouse
    G5 Gaming Mouse
    Keyboard
    Laptop Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    50mbps/50mbps
    Browser
    Chrome/Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
Hi @MartinMarmoset,

Welcome. Please, when you have a chance, fill out your system specs in your profile.

'Some of these settings are managed by your organisation' can only mean two things:
- a policy has been applied, either by the system or manually.
- a .reg customization has been applied, either thru merging or by a 3rd party program executable.

Please remove either one of those and you will get your clock back and a functioning battery level indicator.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    All Channels / Debian 12
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
Hello @MartinMarmoset and welcome to ElevenForum. :-)





Try Option #3, step #2, here...

 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3155 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724
If not running Pro, Enterprise or Education & haven’t logged in with a School/University or Work account then you can try this:

1. Open command prompt with admin permission
2.Execute these commands then restart the computer
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost" /f
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsStore\WindowsUpdate" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsStore\WindowsUpdate" /f
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist Optimus VII V17-960 Gaming Laptop.
    CPU
    6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core processor.
    Memory
    16GB HyperX IMPACT 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M - 2.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
    Sound Card
    Intel 2 Channel High Def. Audio + SoundBlaster™ Cinema 2 & Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080).
    Hard Drives
    4TB SSD (internal).
    1x 1TB & 1x 5TB external HDDs.
    Cooling
    STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 wireless keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M705 wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    Upto 100Mbps
    Browser
    Edge.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & MalwareBytes pro.
Hi and Welcome to ElevenForum @MartinMarmoset 😎

What version of Windows 11 is installed on the new laptop? Home, Pro, Education or Enterprise?

If it is Education or Enterprise then that is the reason it says "managed by your organisation".

Quickest way to check is, click windows icon, click on RUN and type winver. That will show you which Win 11 is installed.

Just looked at winver and it's telling me I have "Home"
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion Cruzer
It's greyed out but set to On.

You're right! I could have sworn it was set to "off". Either I imagined it, or it has changed. Sadly, probably the former :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion Cruzer
Hello @MartinMarmoset and welcome to ElevenForum. :-)





Try Option #3, step #2, here...


Thanks for the welcome! Tried those changes to the registry and not making any difference sadly :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion Cruzer
Thanks for the welcome! Tried those changes to the registry and not making any difference sadly :(


If a 100% Grade AAA @Brink tutorial doesn't fix the problem, you may want to consider an In-Place Upgrade.
That will fix most Windows problems.




Just to give you an idea... an In-Place Upgrade takes about 45 minutes on my computer.

Really short description...

An In-Place Upgrade "compares" what is installed on the computer, with the Windows ISO image.
Then, it overwrites any corrupted Windows files, with clean copies from the ISO image.
This is how it "repairs" Windows while allowing you to keep your programs and personal files.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3155 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724
Start regedit, expand and highlight "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" in the left window and look for "HIdeClock" in the right window. If you find it, delete it or double-click it and set it to zero. Then restart the computer.

Ben
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Elitebook 2530p
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo L9400@1.86 GHz
    Memory
    2 GB
If not running Pro, Enterprise or Education & haven’t logged in with a School/University or Work account then you can try this:

1. Open command prompt with admin permission
2.Execute these commands then restart the computer
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost" /f
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsStore\WindowsUpdate" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies" /f
reg delete "HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsStore\WindowsUpdate" /f

I've been working through all the answers in the order that everyone has posted them, and happy to report that I went through all of these and, after an agonisingly long re-start ("what have I done?!") the laptop is back on and..... the clock is back! Thank you at @Bastet :-)

Also thanks to everyone else who posted before and after. This has been driving me nuts so really pleased to have it sorted. Just goes to show how asking the right question in the right place can make all the difference!

Oh, just a quick btw - two of those deletions didn't work. Doesn't matter, but just curious as to why?

HKLM\Software\Policies" /f gave "ERROR: Delete request is partially completed" and "HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsStore\WindowsUpdate" /f" gave "The system cannot find the path specified"
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion Cruzer
^^ Oh, and "Show time and date in the system tray" is no longer greyed out, so I can choose - yes! - and "Some of these settings are managed by your organisation" has gone!

I love this place!:love:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion Cruzer
@MartinMarmoset
You can disregard the error(s).
Glad you got your system back where you want it to be.
Now, one must ask; how did you get the policies in place to begin with and do you have any backup solutions?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    All Channels / Debian 12
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
^^ In answer to those two questions:-

1) I may have messed things up trying to change the size of the taskbar but (and it's an important but) I used a .bat file from this site (here), so doubt it was that!

2) I backup my files weekly to a 4tb hard drive, but don't usually back up any OS stuff. Probably should I guess :oops:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion Cruzer
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^^ In answer to those two questions:-

1) I may have messed things up trying to change the size of the taskbar but (and it's an important but) I used a .bat file from this site (here), so doubt it was that!

2) I backup my files weekly to a 4tb hard drive, but don't usually back up any OS stuff. Probably should I guess :oops:
Thank you for taking the time to answer.
1: That wouldn't do it.
2: Look at it this way, without the OS up & running, you might have a hard time getting to those files.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    All Channels / Debian 12
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
plus "Taskbar corner overflow" doesn't seem to exist either.
For future reference you can find it here how to choose which icons always show in system tray. Anything toggled to on always show. The others will go to overflow
settings>personalization>taskbar>other system tray icons
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
I've been working through all the answers in the order that everyone has posted them, and happy to report that I went through all of these and, after an agonisingly long re-start ("what have I done?!") the laptop is back on and..... the clock is back! Thank you at @Bastet :-)

Also thanks to everyone else who posted before and after. This has been driving me nuts so really pleased to have it sorted. Just goes to show how asking the right question in the right place can make all the difference!

Oh, just a quick btw - two of those deletions didn't work. Doesn't matter, but just curious as to why?

HKLM\Software\Policies" /f gave "ERROR: Delete request is partially completed" and "HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsStore\WindowsUpdate" /f" gave "The system cannot find the path specified"
As long as the fix worked you can ignore those.

Glad the problem is resolved.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist Optimus VII V17-960 Gaming Laptop.
    CPU
    6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core processor.
    Memory
    16GB HyperX IMPACT 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M - 2.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
    Sound Card
    Intel 2 Channel High Def. Audio + SoundBlaster™ Cinema 2 & Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080).
    Hard Drives
    4TB SSD (internal).
    1x 1TB & 1x 5TB external HDDs.
    Cooling
    STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 wireless keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M705 wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    Upto 100Mbps
    Browser
    Edge.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & MalwareBytes pro.

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