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How to Change the Date Format in Vista
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This will show you how to change the Date Format in Vista to how you want the date to appear.
How to Change the Date Format in Vista

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This will show you how to change the Date Format in Vista to how you want the date to appear.


For example, the default Short date: M/d/yyyy and Long date: dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy formats.



Here's How:
1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)​
2. Click on the Regional and Language Options icon.​
3. Click on the Customize this format button. (See screenshot below)​
Customize.jpg

4. Click on the Date tab. (See screenshot below step 6)​
5. To Change the Short Date Format
A) Click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Short date: and click on the date format you want. (See screenshot below step 6)​
B) Click on the Apply button.​
NOTE: This will change the Example section so you will see what the format you selected in step 5A looks like.​
C) If you do not like the way it looks in the example, then repeat steps 5A and 5B until you find one you like.​

6. To Change the Long Date Format
A) Click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Long date: and click on the date format you want. (See screenshot below)​
B) Click on the Apply button.​
NOTE: This will change the Example section so you will see what the format you selected in step 6A looks like.​
C) If you do not like the way it looks in the example, then repeat steps 6A and 6B until you find one you like.​
Date_Tab.jpg


7. To Reset the Date Format back to Default
NOTE: This resets the Short date: to M/d/yyyy and the Long date: to dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy. This may vary depending on your region.​
A) Click on the Reset button. (See screenshot above)​
B) Click Yes to confirm. (See screenshot below)​
Reset.jpg


8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 6C)​
That's it,
Shawn




 
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