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Setting the Date/Time format in Windows - also region and language settings

Some of our programs may not run correctly if the date and time format is not set to English(US)

Depending on the copy of Windows, the steps to set the system to use Enligh(US) as the default date will change slightly

For Windows 10

  • Click Start, then Settings. On the settings Window, click Time & Language
  • On the left-hand side of the next window, click Region & Language.
  • In the main part of the window, under the Languages heading, click English (United States), to select it. If Set as default is not greyed out, click it, to set the default language.
  • Under the heading Related Settings, click Additional date, time & regional settings.
  • On the new window that opens, find, and click Change date, time or number formats. This will open one more new window.
  • On this new window, look for a heading Format. Next to this should now read: English (United States). There will be a drop-down menu. We suggest that this should show: Match Windows display language (recommended). If it does not, please use the drop-down menu, and select that option.
  • Click OK, and then close the other two windows.
  • Re-start the computer, and try the software again.

For Windows 8

  • Right-click at the very bottom left hand corner of the computer screen.
  • From the menu that comes up, left-click on Control Panel.
  • With the control panel window open, click Clock, Language and Region, and then Region on the following page.
  • On the new window that opens up, click on the pull-down Format menu, and select English (United States).
  • Next, click Additional settings, near the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
  • On the page that opens, click Reset, near the bottom right-hand corner.
  • Click Yes button, and then OK.
  • On the Region window, click Apply and then OK.
  • The next time that you open any of our programs, they will use this new setting.

For Windows 7

  • Click Start, and then click Control Panel, to open a new window.
  • If you see an option on the left hand side of the Window for Classic View, click this next.
  • With the control panel window open, click the Clock, Language and Region link.
  • Click Change the date, time, or number format on the next screen.
  • On the Formats tab, click on the pull-down Format menu, and select English (United States).
  • Next, click Additional settings, near the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
  • On the page that opens, click Reset, near the bottom right-hand corner.
  • Click Yes button, and then OK.
  • On the Region window, click Apply and then OK.
  • The next time that you open any of our programs, they will use this new setting.

For Windows Vista

  • Click Start, and then click Control Panel, to open a new window.
  • If you see an option on the left hand side of the Window for Classic View, click this next.
  • With the control panel window open, click Regional and Language Options.
  • On the Formats tab, click on the pull-down Current Format menu, and select English (United States).
  • Click the Apply button, and then OK.
  • The next time that you open any of our programs, they will use this new setting.

For Windows XP

  • Click Start, and then click Control Panel, to open a new window.
  • If you see an option on the left hand side of the Window for Classic View, click this next.
  • With the control panel window open, click Regional and Language Options.
  • On the Regional Options tab, click on the pull-down menu under the Standard and Formats heading, and select English (United States).
  • Click the Apply button, and then OK.
  • The next time that you open any of our programs, they will use this new setting