Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: UK date format in Windows 7 RC

20 May 2009   #1
MBernard

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 W7 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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 May 2009   #2
Frewen

Windows 7 Build 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MBernard View Post
[...]

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2009   #3
MBernard

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


20 May 2009   #4
Frewen

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.


Attached Thumbnails
-clipmatetrial.jpg   -macroexpresstrial.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2009   #5
MBernard

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2009   #6
Ex_Brit

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 UK date format in Windows 7 RC




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Not Change Format Time & Date
Hi I want change format Time& Date but when i change country to a format special for example English (united state) after click OK button at once return to previous format help me!
General Discussion
How to display Windows long date format CORRECTLY ?
There seems to be a bug in Windows 7 (as well as 8, from what I'm told) which causes the long date to be displayed with the day of the week all in lower case, such as "monday". I don't know what a "monday" is, the word does not exist either in my English dictionary or in my annotations of the...
General Discussion
Date Format - Change
How to Change Date Format in Windows 7 This tutorial will show you how to change the region date format to how you want it to display in Windows 7. Here's How: 1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Regional and Language Options icon, then close the Control Panel.
Tutorials
Date format using space as date separator rather than forward slash!
Hi all, I'm new to Windows 7 (Home Premium 32-bit) and I just can't figure out what's going on here! Basically I want my short date format to be dd/mm/yyyy (UK format) e.g. 05/11/2010, but when I key a date into Excel 2002 it is appearing as 05 11 2010. In Control Panel I have the short date...
General Discussion
How to set date format in Word 2002
Hi When I open word and select "Contemporary Fax" the date automatically come up in the MM/DD/YYYY format and I need DD/MM/YYYY as I live in Australia. How do I fix it so it is the format I need. I have tried Insert Date, which is set on English US, selecting English Australia then...
Microsoft Office

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App