Change Time Format from 24 to 12 Hours on Windows 7
Edited by Lukward Thomason, Imado, Eng
Hi. You are watching VisiHow, this is a tutorial on how to change the time format from 24 hours to 12 hours, and vice versa.
As you can see, I have my time set to 12 hours format which shows me here that it is 9:17 PM. In order to change that we will tap on the Start menu.
Click on the Control Panel.
A new window will open, then you need to press on Clock Language and Region.
You will be in a different menu, and you need to press on Region and Language.
As you can see a new window has opened, and from here you can change the time format.
This window contains several tabs, the first one is Format, where you can change the format to coordinate with different countries and regions of the world. Let us just set it to United States.
You can change Date and time formats, for example, in the first line there is a Short date M/d/yyyy. This refers to Months, days and years. Let us change it to; dd-MMM-yy. This means, that if a short date is displayed, then it will show the first two digits of the day, the first three digits of the month and the last two digits of the year.
The longer version of the date can be set differently, for example, we can change to months, days and then years.
The main subject was the 24 hours system, in this case, you have to change the short and long time options, you need to pay attention that you should select Capital H for both.
You can also change the first day of the week, for example in the United States it is generally Sunday, but to other countries it could be Saturday or Monday. We will be choosing Monday.
You have to press Apply or OK, if you press Apply the window will still be opened for you to change to change anything else, if you press OK then the window will automatically close. Let's press OK.
Now, the time and date are changed. Close the Control Panel window.
You can continue to use your computer.
This concludes our tutorial on how to change the date and time format from 24 hours to 12 hours, and vice versa. Thank you for watching VisiHow, if you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
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Recent edits by: Imado, Lukward Thomason