The regional settings in Windows can be changed from the Control Panel. Here are the steps to follow:
1. Open the Control Panel. To do this, either type ‘Control Panel’ into the search bar in the Start menu or open the Control Panel from the Start menu by clicking on the ‘System and Maintenance’ option.
2. Once in the Control Panel, click on ‘Clock, Language, and Region’ option.
3. Then select the ‘Region and Language’ option.
4. In the Region and Language window that appears, select the ‘Additional settings’ button near the bottom.
5. The Regional Settings window will appear. Here you can change the following:
• Currency – change the currency format used throughout Windows
• Time – configure time settings, such as the time zone and daylight savings settings
• Numbers – change the number format used throughout Windows (e.g. decimal symbol)
• Date – change the date format used throughout Windows
• Sort Order – set options which determine how text is sorted alphabetically
• Measurement System – swap between using imperial measurements or metric
• Also, you can set languages for different sections of Windows, such as Windows Display Language, Text Services, and Keyboards and Input Methods.
6. Next, click on the ‘Advanced’ tab in the Regional Settings window. This tab allows you to change language-specific settings, such as your locale (language and country settings), system locale (language settings for non-Unicode programs) and language for non-Unicode programs.
7. After making all the changes click on ‘OK’ to save the changes and close the window.
By following these steps you can easily change the regional settings in Windows. It is important to note that changing regional settings can affect the way certain programs, like Microsoft Office, behave. Before making any changes it is best to check with the program’s publisher or developer to make sure you are using the correct regional settings.