How to change the regional settings

Question

I am running Windows XP. I was in Korea last year and since I returned, the only timezone offered to me in the time settings is Korea. How can I get all the timezones back?

Answer

This question was answered on May 4, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When you set display configuration options for dates, times, and numbers in the operating system, these settings affect the Date dialog box and other operating system windows The Windows software you use also adopts those settings as you enter dates, times, and numbers (including currency) in your documents This articles describes how to change the way Windows XP displays dates, times, currency values, and numbers.

Changing the Regional and Language Options

You can use the Regional and Language Options tool in Control Panel to customize the way Windows handles dates, times, currency values, and numbers

To open the Regional and Language Options tool: 1 Click Start, and then click Control Panel

2 Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options, and then click Regional and Language Options

3 To change one or more of the individual settings, click Customize.

NOTE: The location selection that you make includes default display options for the way dates, times, and numbers are displayed

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Posted by Ronald of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 4, 2005