How to change the time display from 24-hour to 12-hour in Windows 8

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Different users have different preferences for time display methods in computers. According to customers' different habits and preferences, Windows 8 provides options to adjust the format of time display. For example, if we set the time display as 24-hour, then 1:30 in the afternoon will be displayed as 13:30; if it is 12-hour, it will be displayed as "1:30 PM".

Generally, the default format is 24-hour. How to change it to 12-hour? Yibaodian will tell you step by step:

1. In Windows 8, right click in the blank space in Modern UI, and click "All Apps" at the bottom right corner.

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2. Find and click "Control Panel" in "All Apps".

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3. In the Control Panel, click "Change date, time, or number formats" under the "Clock, Language, and Region".

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4. Expend the "Short Time" menu, click to select "tt h:mm".

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5. Click "OK.

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Now, look at the bottom right corner of the screen, does the time successfully change to 12-hour?

If the issue persists, go to the Forums for better solutions.

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Article ID: 2812988 - Last Review: June 4, 2014 - Revision: 2.2

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