How to: Enable new Tray Clock Experience in Windows 10 Build 9926 (TP 2)



Just a few days ago we all followed the event which Microsoft held in Redmond via Live Stream and saw all the new Features which the latest Build version of Windows 10 brings. Instead of next Microsoft has now already released Build 9926 of Windows 10 on Friday and they didn’t lie, Windows 10 is a great experience now and it is getting more and more mature. Some cool new feature came with Build 9926 like Cortana or the Continuum Mode. Microsoft has also completely redesign a lot of the symbols which are all around in Windows 10, including the symbols at the bottom left on the task bar.


However like the new Logon UI there are some hidden features in Windows 10 Build 9926 which Microsoft seems to be playing around with but have not enabled them yet. Same counts for the Try Clock which can be changed to fit better in the Modern UI design language. Probably there is a reason why Microsoft has not enabled this feature yet so do this on your own risk, although I didn’t experience any problems with this enables.
For this tutorial you need to change something in the Registry of Windows, so you should be aware of that you should be really careful what you change in the Registry otherwise it can brick your PC. However if you exactly follow the below shown steps it should work just fine, I didn’t have any problems with changing that.

  • Open Registry:The easiest way to open the registry in Windows 10 is to right click on the Start Button and choose run, there you have to enter ‘regedit’, it is also possible to start run by pressing Start+R.
  • Run

  • Navigate to ImmersiveShell Folder:
    Be sure to follow exactly this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ImmersiveShell;
  • DWORD:
    Once you are in the ImmersiveShell folder you have to create a DWORD file which should be named like this: UseWin32TrayClockExperience; Since the newly created DWORD has a value set to 0 by default you don’t have to change anything there although you can check of course if it is set to 0.
  • TrayClockExperience

  • Done:
    All Done, close the registry and enjoy your new Tray Clock UI.


So what do you think of the new Tray Clock UI, well really fits in the Modern UI now doesn’t it, let me know what you think. In case you have any further questions on this or you have some tips to customize Windows 10 Build 9926 even more with some Tweaks and to let me know, then just drop me a comment below, thanks.

Source: Bavo Luysterborg via Pureinfotech