Last updated: February 24, 2017
The clock on your Windows 7 computer can be adjusted in a couple of different ways. One of those available adjustments includes the option to specify the format of the clock, which means that it is possible to have a Windows 7 24 hour clock.
Whether your job, background or geographic location has led you to prefer using the 24-hour clock format over the 12-hour format that Windows uses by default, it is possible to change this setting if you desire. So continue below to see how you can start using a 24-hour clock on your Windows 7 computer.
How to Enable the Windows 7 24 Hour Clock
This setting can be adjusted at any time. If you find that it is not as helpful as you had hoped, or if you were simply testing out a clock format change, you can always follow these steps again in the future if you would like to return to the default 12 hour clock format.
Step 1: Click the “Windows” button at the bottom-left corner of your screen, then click “Control Panel” at the right side of the menu.
Step 2: Click the green “Clock, Language and Region” link.
Step 3: Click the blue “Change date, time or number format” link under “Region and Language.”
Step 4: Click the drop-down menu to the right of “Short Time,” then click the “HH:mm” option.
Step 5: Click the drop-down menu to the right of “Long Time,” then click the “HH:mm:ss” option.
Step 6: Click the “Apply” button at the bottom of the window, then click the “OK” button.
Summary – How to use a 24 hour clock in Windows 7
- Click the Start button.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Clock, Language and Region.
- Click the Change date, time or number format link.
- Click the Short Time dropdown menu, then click the HH:mm option.
- Click the Long Time dropdown menu, then click the HH:mm:ss option.
- Click the Apply button, then click OK.
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