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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.


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