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Time problem

by shift / October 29, 2005 4:57 AM PDT

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Dell Dimemsion 3000
My clock is running as a 24 hour one and I would like it as a 12 hour one. I have try to change it in the Date and Time Properties but have had no sucess. My internet time server is ''time.windows.com'' I am in Atlantic time zone and do use daylight saving time. The Date on the computer is right. Any help would be great. Thanks

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It is a Control Panel selection
by ChuckT / October 29, 2005 5:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Time problem

Open ''Regional and Language Options''
Select the [Customize] button,
Select the ''Time'' tab,
In the ''Time format'' field,
change ''hh:mm:ss tt'' to ''HH:mm:ss''
Then click [OK] and [OK] to have it take effect.

(Notice it is the removal of the ''tt'' that gets rid of the AM or PM.
According to the format notation you also need to change the case of the ''hh'' to ''HH'' but I haven't found that to be necessarily true ... ?)

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Thanks
by shift / October 29, 2005 9:13 AM PDT

Thanks for directing me to the proper place to change the time. The only thing is I had to change the HH to hh. HH is for 24 and hh is for 12. Thanks again!

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