How to Customize the Display of Date, Time, Currency and Measurement in Windows 7

In Windows, the date, time, numbers as well as currency are displayed in an International format. However, you can customize it according to the format used in your country. Here’s a small tutorial that can help you achieve just that.

Locating the Date, Time and Currency Settings

Basically, the date, time and currency format settings are located in the Control Panel. There are 2 ways to go about this.

OpenĀ Control Panel from the Start Menu and goto ‘Clock, Language and Region’. There click on ‘Region and Language’.


In the Start Menu search box, search for the ‘region’ and click on ‘Region and Language’ in the search results.

Control Panel

The Region and Language window, similar to the one in the picture, will open. Continue reading