By definition, the format of dates in Windows 10 is with slashes e.g. 11/20/2019. But if you have to use a different style for the date, like using dots instead of slashes (11.20.2019), you can easily change the format of date in Windows 10. You can switch the time format as well. The date and time style impacts the taskbar clock. It also impacts programs running in Windows, such as Excel, only if the software itself overrides the format. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to modify date and time style for Windows 10.

Modify date and time style for Windows 10

To modify date and time style for Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step:

Click the Search button. Type Change the date in the search bar and click the option as the following image is showing:

Change date and time format

As soon as you will click the option, the following screen will appear:

Chose short date format

Here click the drop down named Short date as highlighted in the above image. Now a list of different date formats will appear, select the format of your choice.

Select format

Similarly, to change the format of the time, click the drop down named Short time as follows:

Short time format

Choose the time format of your choice as highlighted in the above image. To change the date and time format through the Control Panel, click the back button on the same screen:

Back to settings

As soon as you will click the back button, the following screen will appear:

Additional date and time settings

Select the option named Additional date, time & regional settings option from the right side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you will click this option, the following screen will open:

Change date, time and number formats

Once you have clicked the Change date, time or number formats the following dialogue box will appear:

Language preferences

Like Settings screen, click Short date drop down and choose the date format of your choice. Similarly, click Short time drop down and choose the time format of your choice. After choosing the date and time format click Apply and OK button to apply these formats to Windows 10.

You have successfully changed the style of date and time in Windows 10.

Conclusion

By following this procedure you will be able to modify the date and time style for Windows 10.

How to change Date and Time format in Windows 10
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