Windows 10: An unusual clock glitch

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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
       04 Apr 2016 #1

    An unusual clock glitch


    This started on April Fool's Day, so I thought Microsoft was messing with me or something. It's not really a problem per se just something weird.

    What's happening is that AM and PM are now reversed letters. So it says MA in the morning and MP in the evening. And I've tried synchronizing the time and date, and also stopping and restarting the Windows Time service. Still it sits there like it's dyslexic. Like I said, it does not really effect anything but if you guys have any bright ideas for fixing it anyway I'd appreciate it.
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  2. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       04 Apr 2016 #2

    Not a clue really.

    Switch to hh;mm:ss format style in additional time settings region to give 24h clock style, reboot and go back to h:mm:ss tt, I think we are the same time format for USA as for UK??
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
       04 Apr 2016 #3

    Tried that. No change. There must be something in the registry that was changed, there has to be.
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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    EL Capitan
       04 Apr 2016 #4

    Someone went in and played with the regional settings is all.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.969
       04 Apr 2016 #5

    bro67 said: View Post
    Someone went in and played with the regional settings is all.
    What could they have done that would reverse AM and PM in Regional settings? I looked around in there and don't see anything that could do this.

    Edit: Just found this: How to Customize AM and PM Symbols in System Tray in Windows? - AskVG

    Yup, just tried it and changed PM to MP.
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  6. bro67's Avatar
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    EL Capitan
       04 Apr 2016 #6

    Fun isn't it. Even better was the old way with the TSR's that you could sneak in.

    Or just go into display properties and turn the display 180.

    Remember the program that each time a person would type, stuff would disappear off of the screen.

    This trick that hit the OP is not one to get in trouble with, but easy to fix.
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  7. Posts : 7,911
    Windows 10 Professional
       04 Apr 2016 #7

    Ztruker said: View Post
    What could they have done that would reverse AM and PM in Regional settings? I looked around in there and don't see anything that could do this.

    Edit: Just found this: How to Customize AM and PM Symbols in System Tray in Windows? - AskVG

    Yup, just tried it and changed PM to MP.
    Ha! That actually works! Even on the 'new' clock!

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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
       05 Apr 2016 #8

    Yep you guys nailed this one. It was changing the symbol in Region settings that did it. This is my work computer and I don't have co-workers that are pranksters, so this is really odd to me that that would have been changed. Regardless it is back to its rightful settings now. Thanks all.
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  9. bro67's Avatar
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    EL Capitan
       05 Apr 2016 #9

    Never say that no one in the office pulls pranks. The ones that are really good at it, do not brag for a reason.

    This is why you lock your workstation when getting up.
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  10. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
       05 Apr 2016 #10

    bro67 said: View Post
    Never say that no one in the office pulls pranks. The ones that are really good at it, do not brag for a reason.

    This is why you lock your workstation when getting up.

    Oh I always do heh. I go to lunch, first thing I do is lock my computer.
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