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How To Fix The System Tray Clock Time Format In XP, Vista & 7

Windows XP

  1. Click on the Start menu, select Control Panel.
  2. Select Classic View and open Regional and Language Options.
  3. Under the Regional Options tab, select Customize...
  4. Click on the Time tab, and in the Time format box type: h:mm:ss tt
  5. Select Apply, and then Ok. Click Apply, and then select Ok again. Close the Control Panel.

Windows Vista
  1. Click on the Start menu, select Control Panel.
  2. Select Classic View and open Regional and Language Options.
  3. Under the Formats tab, select Customize this format...
  4. Click on the Time tab, and near the bottom click on Reset. The default Time format is: h:mm:ss tt
  5. Select Apply, and then Ok. Click Apply, and then select Ok again. Close the Control Panel.

Windows 7
  1. Click on the Start menu, select Control Panel.
  2. Select Clock, Language, and Region, and select Region and Language.
  3. Under the Formats tab, click the Short Time dropdown box and select h:mm tt.
  4. Click on the Long Time dropdown box and select h:mm:ss tt
  5. Select Apply, and then Ok. Close the Control Panel.

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I mistakenly deleted the sond driver...... And unfortunaely i don't have the DVD with me . On net from where i can get the driver. Plus my window is installed in Russian language...... is there any way i can change the language withour re-installing the window.... as I don't have the excess to external CD/DVD rom yet.


Hi you can change the language from russian to english ..

Just fallow these steps


1. Open Regional and Language Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Clock, Language, and Region, and then clicking Regional and Language Options (Its a Globe ICON).

2. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab.

3. Under Display language, choose a language from the list, and then click OK.

If you don't see the language you want on the list of display languages, the other answerers are right: you'll need to install additional language files first.

I hope this is helpful!

Thanks,

Sep 22, 2009 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

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é comes up when i try to press the key for a slash


I believe you have the wrong keyboard input language installed as the default language.

If you are using Windows Vista...

1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)

2. Click on the Regional and Language Options icon.

3. Click on the Keyboards and Languages tab.

4. Click on the Change keyboards button.

5. To Select a Default Input Language, under the Default input language section, click on the drop down menu and select a language (English (United States) - US?).

6. Click "Ok" and try your keys.


If you ar eusing Windows XP...

1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)

2. Click on the Regional and Language Options icon.

3. Click on the Languages tab.

4. Dlick the "Details" button.

5. In the windows that opens, choose the "Settings" tab, and change the "Default input language to "English (United States) - US", and make sure in the window below, the Keyboard is set to "US"

6. Click "Ok" twice and try your keys.

Sep 19, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4720 Notebook

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keyboard is in french...and all settings show english but still typing in french


You need to change the regional Settings - follow these steps.

Instructions for Windows Vista
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys


If a language does not appear in the Input language list, the fonts for that language might not be installed. If that is the case, follow the instructions below.

Add language support
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View
  3. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Supplemental language support, select the check box beside the applicable language collection
  6. Click OK or Apply. You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located. After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.

Sep 17, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My computer is set on a foreign language how do i get it back to english


Instructions for Windows Vista
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys


If a language does not appear in the Input language list, the fonts for that language might not be installed. If that is the case, follow the instructions below.

Add language support
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View
  3. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Supplemental language support, select the check box beside the applicable language collection
  6. Click OK or Apply. You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located. After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.

Sep 17, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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On the Acer One laptop, how do I select UK English keyboard Not US?


Instructions for Windows Vista
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys
If a language does not appear in the Input language list, the fonts for that language might not be installed. If that is the case, follow the instructions below.

Add language support
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View
  3. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Supplemental language support, select the check box beside the applicable language collection
  6. Click OK or Apply. You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located. After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.

Nov 11, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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