Change Date and Time Formats in Windows 10

There are several ways to change Date and Time formats in Windows 10. In this article, we will review them all.

Traditionally, the date and time options could be configured via the classic Control panel. Microsoft is merging the Control panel options with Settings but the options are still accessible and can be used. To change Date and Time formats, you must be signed as Administrator.

Change Date and Time in Windows 10 using Control Panel

To change Date and Time in Windows 10 with Control Panel, do the following.

  1. Open Control panel.
  2. Go to Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region.Windows 10 Clock Region And Language
  3. There, click on the link Change date, time, or number formats under Region. The following window will appear:Windows 10 Date Time Formats
  4. If you have more than one language installed, select the required language you want to change the date and time format for.
  5. Set the date and time formats according to your preferences.Windows 10 Change Date Time Formats
  6. You may also click on the Additional settings... button to specify a custom time format as shown below.Windows 10 Custom Time FormatSwitch to the Time or Date tab to configure a new format.Windows 10 Custom Date Tab Windows 10 Custom Time Tab
  7. Click the OK button to set new values.

Change Date and Time Formats in Windows 10 using Settings

To change Date and Time Formats in Windows 10 with Settings, do the following.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Time and Language - Time.Windows 10 Settings Date And Time
  3. On the right, click the Change date and time formats link under Formats.Windows 10 Settings Change Data And Time Formats Link
  4. Select the desired format in the drop down list.Windows 10 Change Date Time Format Settings

Unlike the classic Control panel, the Settings app does not allow the user to specify a custom format for time or date.

That's all about changing the Date and Time format in Windows 10.

2 thoughts on “Change Date and Time Formats in Windows 10

  1. Mark W

    But are there still parts of the OS and UWP platform that simply ignore the user’s choice of date and time format?

  2. Hannah J Parrish

    The article is very detailed, win 10 hides this function and is harder to find than win 7 if you just click on the clock


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