How to Change Reginal Format in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to change reginal format in Windows 11. The region you select in Windows is important. Some apps and data use your reginal format settings to adjust their dates and times.

When you set up Windows display language, the reginal format settings will be based off the language and location associated with your display language. In some instances, you may be based in one region but want your apps and systems to use a different reginal format.

In that case, you can manually select a different reginal 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 reginal format. You may also want to look into how to set up Windows 11 to suit your taste and region.

Below are some post that may help you configure additional reginal formats and settings.

How to switch reginal format in Windows 11

As mentioned above, the region you select in Windows is important. Some apps and data use your reginal format settings to adjust their dates and times.

Below is how to change your reginal format in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for 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:

windows 11 start settings

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. In Windows Settings, click Time & language, then on the right pane, and select the Language & region tile to expand it.

windows 11 display language change

On the Language & region settings pane, under Region, click the Reginal format tile, and select the language to use for your reginal format.

In Windows, the recommended language is one that matches Windows display language.

windows 11 change reginal format

Use the drop-down button to select the language you want from the list.

reginal format language options

Some apps may need to be closed and reopened to see the formatting changes.

Alternatively, on the same Time & language > Language & region, under Related settings, click Administrative language settings.

windows 11 administrative language settings link

On the Region window, under Format, select the language and location that best matches your reginal format settings.

windows 11 format region option

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change your reginal format in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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