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How to Change Date and Time Formats in Windows 10

Supposing that you want to change the order of day, month and year in the date, or would like to change the format of hour and minute in the time which is displayed on the bottom-right corner in your Windows 10 computer, you can achieve your goal by changing date and time formats. As for how to do that, two practical ways are introduced below.

Video guide on how to change date and time formats in Windows 10:

2 methods to change date and time formats in Windows 10:

Method 1: Change them in PC settings.

Step 1: Click the lower-left Start button, type date and time in the Start Menu's search box, and tap Change the date and time format in the results.

Step 2: In the Change date and time formats settings, select the date format and the time format you like.

Tips:

1. In date formats, the meaning of the notifications is as follows.

d, dd=day; dddd=day of week; M=month; y=year.

2. In time formats, the meaning of the notifications is as below.

h=hour; m=minute; s=second; tt=AM or PM; h/H=12/24 hours; hh, mm, ss=display leading zero; h, m, s=do not display leading zero.

Method 2: Chang date and time formats in Control Panel.

Step 1: Tap the Start button, enter date and time in the search box, and click Date and Time.

Step 2: Select Change date and time in the Date and Time window.

Step 3: Tap Change calendar settings to continue.

Step 4: In the Customize Format window, choose new date format.

Step 5: Click Time, select new time format and tap OK.

Tip: You can also close the Customize Format window, and then change date and time formats at one time in the Region window, as shown in the following picture.

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