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Region and Language "Formats" Tab - Add or Remove

How to Add or Remove the "Formats" Tab in Region and Language
Published by Brink
11 Jan 2011
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How to Add or Remove the "Formats" Tab in Region and Language

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This will show you how to add or remove the Formats tab in Region and Language for all users to be able to see or not the option to change their Date and Time formats in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Region and Language "Formats" Tab Added and Removed
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OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Add/Restore "Formats" Tab in Region and Language
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
NOTE: This is the default setting.
Add_Formats_tab_in_Region_and_Language.reg
download
2. To Remove "Formats" Tab in Region and Language
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Remove_Formats_tab_in_Region_and_Language.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and Regional and Language Options. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, double click/tap on Hide user locale selection and customization options to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. To Add/Restore "Formats" Tab in Region and Language
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

5. To Remove "Formats" Tab in Region and Language
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and go to step 3 below. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn




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