Change Windows Time from Hrs. format to AM–PM

After reading this article you will be able to change the way your clock shows time in the taskbar. Many of the users sometimes don’t like to look at the time in HH:MM format. A simple AM-PM is sometimes a more preferred format.

To achieve that in Windows 7 follow the steps below:

Right now your Taskbar clock looks like this:


You want it to look like this:

  • Go to Control Panel
  • right Top Corner –> View –> small icons
  • Region & Language
  • Additional Settings
  • Time


Follow the Screenshot above & within the long time space Change the CAPITAL HH to small hh and just add tt at the end making the whole word block look like:

hh: mm: ss tt

  • Click Apply and OK
  • Read the Instruction as marked in the screenshot properly to understand the method better.

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