To change the way your computer displays the time


Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.


On the Regional Options tab, under Standards and formats, click Customize.


On the Time tab, specify any changes you want to make.

If you do not see the format you want in Time format, follow these guidelines:

ToDo this

Display time in a 24-hour format

Type uppercase H or HH for the hour

Display time in a 12-hour format

Type lowercase h or hh for the hour

Display leading zeros in single-digit hours

Type two characters, HH or hh

Suppress the display of leading zeros in single-digit hours, minutes, or seconds

Type a single uppercase H, or lowercase letter, such as h, m, or s

Display a single letter to indicate AM or PM

Type lowercase t

Display two letters to indicate AM or PM

Type lowercase tt

Display text

Type single quotation marks (') around text


To open Regional and Language Options, click Start, click Control Panel, click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options, and then click Regional and Language Options

Related Topics

Synchronizing your computer clock

Update the time on your computer

Change the way your computer displays the date

Change number, currency, time, and date settings

Change your computer's time and time zone

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