Skip to main content

Change Lock Screen Clock To 24 Hour Format

In Windows 10, every time you reboot your computer or log off and log back Into your account, by default, the first thing you'll see prior to signing In, Is the lock screen. Once that's dismissed, you can login and access the Windows environment thereafter. By default, the lock screen clock Is set In a 12 hour format, but If you wish to change It to display In 24 hour military time, In this tutorial, I will show you how to do this with ease.

Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. Upon locking my computer, as you can see In the Image below, the time at the lock screen Is displayed In a 12 hour format, namely 12:35.

Whatever the reason may be, If you're not comfortable with the above format and prefer to display It In 24 hour military time, then this tutorial Is for you. Whilst the option to change It Is rather simple, It Is somewhat of a hidden feature, hence If you've never come across It before, you'd have a hard time trying locating It. So without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to Control Panel, select Large Icons via the drop-down menu and then click Region as shown below.

Step Two:

Next, make sure the Formats tab Is selected and In the Long time drop-down menu, choose the format as outlined In red.

Step Three:

Now click the Administrative tab, and then hit the Copy settings button.

Step Four:

In the event you receive a message, asking whether to apply your region and language settings, simply click Apply.

Step Five:

Toward the bottom of the window, check the Welcome screen and system accounts checkbox, and then hit OK to finalize the process.

Last Step:

I've now locked my computer and as you can see, the 24 hour time format Is displayed at the lock screen. Perfect result!

Final Thoughts:

Although the procedure to apply the 24 hour military time format to the lock screen Is pretty simple, If you've never done It before, I'd say It's very safe to assume that you'd have a difficult time locating Its setting. Do note, that this only changes the time on the lock screen (as It should!), thus the clock In the system tray remains unaffected.


Popular posts from this blog

How To Decode The Windows 10 Product Key

Every Windows 10 operating system that's Installed and activated on the computer, has what's called a Product Key , that Is either pre-Installed by the manufacturer, or added by the end user when formatting their PC. In order to have a fully-functional OS, It must contain a valid Product Key. Whilst there are many tools that can extract It from the operating system, In this tutorial, I will show you how to manually decode the Product Key.

How To Check Faulty Drivers In Windows 10

For hardware devices to function properly, they must have device drivers  Installed, thus allow them to perform at their optimal state. It's all well and good when they're running without error, but they do tend to fail at the best of times, which can cause system Instability and/or loss of functionality. It can be a difficult task pinpointing the problematic driver(s), so In this tutorial, I will show you how to check faulty drivers , without the aid of third-party tools.

How To Create A Fake File Of Any File Size

Depending on your business environment or Individual requirements, sometimes there Is the need to test files of a given capacity. Such tests can Include Identifying how well your hard disks perform under heavy read/write operations, or to establish whether files can be securely deleted beyond recovery. Whatever the reason may be, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a fake file of any file size.