This post shows students and new users steps to change the regional Format in Windows 11. The Region you select in Windows is essential. In addition, some apps and data use your regional format settings to adjust dates and times.
When you set up the Windows display language, the regional format settings will be based on the Language and location associated with your display language. Sometimes, you may be based in one Region but want your apps and systems to use a different regional format.
In that case, you can manually select a different regional format in Windows as you like, and the steps below will show you how to do that in Windows 11.
The location, time zone, display language, country, and Region all are related to your regional Format. You may also want to look into how to set up Windows 11 to suit your taste and Region.
Below is a post that may help you configure additional regional formats and settings.
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How to switch regional Format in Windows 11
As mentioned above, the Region you select in Windows is essential. In addition, some apps and data use your regional format settings to adjust dates and times.
Below is how to change your regional Format in Windows 11.
Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings, as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below does Settings; click Time & Language on t in Windows Settings right pane, and select the Language & Region tile to expand it.
On the Language & region settings pane, under Region, click the Regional format tile, and select the Language for your regional Format.
In Windows, the recommended Language matches the Windows display language.
Use the drop-down button to select the Language you want from the list.
Some apps need to be closed and reopened to see the formatting changes.
Click Administrative language settings on the same Time & Language> Language & Region under Related settings.
On the Region window, under Format, select the Language and location that best matches your regional format settings.
That should do it!
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