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


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.

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

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

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

5. Click "OK.

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: 06/04/2014 09:32:00 - Revision: 2.2

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