Windows 10 time format and the Welcome screen

If you’re like me, you live on a twenty four hour clock for work. And while Windows 10 is easily adjusted to display the time in my preferred format within my user account, one of my pet peeves is how the Welcome screen continues displaying the “wrong” time when I’m not signed in.

So I was delighted to learn of one more step that is available to easily update the time format on the welcome screen that I’d not seen before. Shawn Brink provides all the nitty gritty details over at Windows 10 Forums, but for the tl;dr inclined:

  1. In region settings, change your short and long time formats.
  2. Click Apply.
  3. Click on the Administrative tab.
  4. Click the Copy Settings button.
  5. Check the Welcome screen and system accounts button.
  6. Click OK.

Voilà! Now my eyes don’t twitch every time I wake my laptop and log in. Thanks Shawn!

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Happy Friday!