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Show AM/PM Symbols In The Windows 7 System Tray Clock

By default Windows 7 shows the time in the 24 hour format, so if you want to get the AM/PM symbols to simplify things then you will need to make a few small changes. Its pretty easy to change the time format to show AM/PM, simply go through the following steps.

First of all, let me show you how it looks by default. It only shows the time, no AM/PM with it.


Click Start, type intl.cpl and Press Enter, then the Region and Language dialogue box will be displayed.

Region and Language

Here click the Additional Settings button which will load the Customize Format window.

Cutomzise Format

Now click the Time tab in this window and set both the Short Time and Long Time values from HH:mm to HH:mm tt.

Customzie Time AM PM
Click the Apply button and your system clock will now show AM or PM(whichever is applicable at the time).

Clock AM PM



  1. You can try out 3rd party software, such as 1st Clock, to completely customize your taskbar clock and display date and time in whatever format you want. Also 1st Clock allows you to display multiple clocks on your taskbar, showing time from multiple time zones!

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