In the past, you needed to use Control Panel to change region settings, such as the first day of the week, currency, and date and time formats. However, you can now adjust these options using the “Region” settings page using the Settings app. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to change the location on Windows 10, and set the correct regional formats.

Change location and regional formats settings on Windows 10

To adjust the region settings, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the region settings will reflect your preferences. However, you may need to close and re-open some apps for the settings to take effect. Regional data formats on Windows 10 version 1809

Calendar. First day of the week. Short date. Long date. Short time. Long time. Currency.

Change region data formats on Windows 10 While the page includes most region settings, if you need to adjust the language for non-Unicode programs, or you need to make a copy of the settings, on the right-side of the Region page, under “Related settings,” click the Additional date, time, & regional settings option. The link will open the “Clock and Region” settings in Control Panel, where you can access the “Region” settings to change the Administrative preferences. Update August 11, 2020: This guide has been updated to reflect the changes on the latest version of Windows 10. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.