You can show seconds in system clock on Windows 10 if you want. This post gives a detailed guide for how to show seconds in Windows 10 taskbar clock. MiniTool software provides free data recovery program, hard drive partition manager, system backup and restore software, etc.

Some of you may want to show seconds in system clock on Windows 10. You can check below for how to show seconds in Windows 10 taskbar clock in 3 simple steps.

How to Show Seconds in Windows 10 Taskbar Clock – 3 Steps

To show seconds in Windows 10 system tray, you can use Registry Editor.

Tip: Editing registry could be dangerous and your computer may not run if you make some mistakes. Therefore, it’s advised you backup registry in Windows 10 and you can restore the registry if something goes wrong.

Step 1. Open Registry Editor in Windows 10.

You can press Windows + R keys together to open Windows Run dialog. Type regedit in Run box, and press Enter to open Registry Editor window.

Step 2. Find the following registry key.

Next you can click as the following path in the left pane of Registry Editor.


edit registry to show seconds in system clock Windows 10

Step 3. Edit registry to show seconds in Windows 10.

Right-click the Advanced folder, and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) value. Type a name for the new registry key: ShowSecondsInSystemClock, and press Enter.

Double-click the ShowSecondsInSystemClock key and set its Value data as 1. Click OK to save the changes.

At last, you can log off and log in your Windows account again, and you should see it displays seconds in Windows 10 taskbar clock.

Tip: If you don’t want to show seconds in Windows 10 taskbar clock in future, you can follow the same process above to set the value data as 0.

Related: How to Change Date and Time on Windows 10

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