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Subject: Changing Regional Settings in Windows 98
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Tech Article Number: WBTA15000538

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To change local conventions after Windows 98 has been installed, use the Regional Settings option in Control Panel. This option sets the default system formats for country, language, date, time, currency, and numbers. You can also customize these formats.

In the Regional Settings option in Control Panel, click a tab to define settings for that property, as summarized in the following list. When settings are as you want them, click OK.

Properties tab



Regional Settings

Specifies the regional settings you want, to automatically define how dates, times, currency, and numbers are displayed and sorted.


Specifies how numbers are displayed (including the decimal character used), how digits are grouped, and how negative numbers are shown; also specifies the measurement system used.


Specifies how currency is displayed (including the decimal character used), how digits are grouped, and how negative values are shown.


Specifies how time is displayed, including the hour and minute separator; also specifies how morning and afternoon times are designated.


Specifies the calendar type and how short and long dates are displayed; also specifies the character used as the separator between the day, the month, and the year.

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