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Show AM or PM in Windows 7 Clock

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement

Now, as a computer user you know that time flies pretty fast when you’re working on a project, browsing the web, playing a game, etc. In my case it sometimes feels like the computer is the time-keeper and I am its prisoner! Heck, I’ve been stuck at keys so long, I don’t even know if it’s AM or PM anymore!

Or do I?

Windows 7 users click Start, type intl.cpl in your Search Box (located above the Start button) and hit Enter. This will bring up the Regional and Language Options settings window. Here, you can change a bunch of things pertaining to how Windows feeds you information, like date and time formats.

What we’re going to do is hit the “Additional Settings…” button, though.

Make sure you’re on the Time tab and go down to the Long Time drop-down box. Here’s where you can set it so Windows shows you AM or PM next to your clock!


For example:

If you select H:mm:ss tt, it will look like 12:00 PM
If you select H:mm:ss, it will just be 12:00

Once you have found a format you like, hit Apply to check it out and OK to confim.

Experiment a bit and see which time format suits you best! Remember, you can always follow these steps again and change it back if you don’t like it!


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