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Windows 7: UK date format in Windows 7 RC

20 May 2009   #1

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 
UK date format in Windows 7 RC

I live in the UK and want to use the day-month-year format in displaying the date.

In Control Panel, Region and Language, Additional Settings, I've changed my Location and Keyboard, and set my date format to 'd.MMM.yy' (short) and 'dd MMMM yyyy' (long). In the Windows 7 betas, this gave me a day-month-year format in all programs.

In the RC, I get the format I want in the notification area, Windows Explorer and Directory Opus, but my other shareware programs (e.g. Macro Express and Clipmate) display American date format in their listings. I installed them in Compatibility Mode.*

Does anyone know a fix for this? - in the registry, maybe?

Mary


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20 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MBernard View Post
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In the RC, I get the format I want in the notification area, Windows Explorer and Directory Opus, but my other shareware programs (e.g. Macro Express and Clipmate) display American date format in their listings. I installed them in Compatibility Mode.*

Does anyone know a fix for this? - in the registry, maybe?

Mary
Just to clarify, does this mean the date within these programs appears in the American format, or (say) in the Programs and Features 'Installed On' column?

If it's the former, I think the only way to make the changes is in the options for those shareware programs, rather than in Win 7.
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20 May 2009   #3

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 

>does this mean the date within these programs appears in the American format

Yes. There is no option for changing the date format in any of the programs - and the date displayed correctly (i.e. in my chosen, UK format) in the pre-RC betas. So something has changed. But what?

Mary
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20 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7100 x64
 
 

Ok Mary, I've tried installing the two examples you gave (Clipmate and Macro Express) onto my 7 RC and managed to get the UK date format, see attachments. The only difference (I think) is that I didn't install the programs in compatibility mode. According to both respective websites, there's no mention of Windows 7, but they might be directly usable.


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UK date format in Windows 7 RC-clipmatetrial.jpg   UK date format in Windows 7 RC-macroexpresstrial.jpg  
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30 May 2009   #5

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 

I want to report that my problem with UK date/time format not displaying in several shareware programs has magically cleared up. I didn't do anything to make it happen, because I couldn't think of anything to do. Maybe an update did it?

Mary
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30 May 2009   #6

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I think MS designs things that way Mary, just to keep us on our toes. LOL.

Glad it's fixed.
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