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Win 10 taskbar date showing as small square after spring creators upd

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#1 hienvn94


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 04:52 AM

Hi all, 

new to this forum as a member. so hopefully i can contribute down the road.

but looking for a little enlightenment as ive tried searching but have not been successful.

have a client with 5 win 10 pro 64-bit boxes. all the same dell builds. staff says all upgraded to 1803 - 17134.48 last week. naturally 1 decides its not going to play well. the date which usually shows as x/xx/xxxx is showing as a small square. one of their apps is showing a date of jan 1, 2008 when they try and clock in as a result. tried changing themes. tried fiddling with date format and display, no success.

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:25 AM

As far as the 1/1/2008 thing, has anyone with admin privileges gone in to  the Date & time pane under Time & Language Settings, or the equivalent under control panel, to see whether this is what the machine actually believes the date to be?


If it does think that's the date try resetting it.   I'd also check out the condition of the CMOS battery, too.

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