Windows 10: 24 hour clock on lockscreen Solved

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  1. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       31 Aug 2015 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Csquared,

    I haven't tested this below in Windows 10 yet, but it's how to do set 24 hour time on the lock screen in Windows 8.1. It should be the same.

    Lock Screen Clock Time Format - Change in Windows 8
    Can't you just set the 24 hour format your your user
    in Control Panel > Region Formats tab

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    and then copy that to the Welcome screen and new users
    in Control Panel > Region Administrative tab

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    I think that's how I accomplished this ... I'm almost certain that I did not do any work in the registry

    Of course the registry mod is retroactive, the admin process is pro-active.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       31 Aug 2015 #12

    It's worth a try Bill. I haven't tested it though.
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  3.    02 Sep 2015 #13

    OK ....I am stubborn if nothing else....I found this over on stack exchange, and it seems to have done the trick!
    I've figured out a better answer than hacking the registry... Thanks to zppinto for putting me on the right track. The problem remained that the time format was still US when no user is logged in.
    First activate the hidden administrator user account:

    1. Run the Command Prompt as administrator
    2. Type in net user to see all the user accounts
    3. Type in net user administrator /active:yes to activate the hidden administrator user account
    4. Type in net user administrator * to give the administrator user a password - always a good idea
    5. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Switch users (or logout and log into Administrator account.

    In the administrator account:

    • Open the control panel and click on Change date, time or number format



    • Change the Format: on the Formats tab and click on Additional Settings... button (Note: you may want to do language thing here as well, in order to copy it over to the Welcome Screen, etc)



    • Click on Time tab and make sure the correct time format is being used (also the date format, etc)



    • Back on the Region dialogue box click on the Administrative tab and click on Copy settings... button



    • Tick the Welcome screen and system accounts and New user accounts check box to copy the settings to all the Welcome Screen



    Note: my settings took a long time to copy over; thus be a little patient - as the doctor said to the dwarf
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  4. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       07 Sep 2015 #14

    Csquared said: View Post
    OK ....I am stubborn if nothing else....I found this over on stack exchange, and it seems to have done the trick!
    .....
    That's what I said

    Thanks for posting the additional screens that show the two Copy options being selected at the bottom

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