Changing time/date formatting on Welcome Screen in Windows 10 (and 7/8)

Do you also wonder how to change the format of the time and date on the Welcome screen of Windows 10 to your local format? I’ve installed the English Windows 10 as this is what I’ve worked with the last 10 years or so, but this time I have been mocking around in the settings to find out how to change the format of the time and date on my Welcome Screen. Finally today I figured out what I hadn’t tried J

I’ve looked in the Region “app” of the Control Panel lots of times but today I found the not so obvious, to me at least, place where I change the Welcome screen formatting.

  1. Go to the Start and search for Region (easiest way to find it)


  1. Go to Administrative tab and open Copy settings


  1. Here it shows the current setup and if you mark the bottom option to copy the settings from the current user to the Welcome Screen(which does not belong to a user and therefore is created with the default for the Windows Setup language) the formatting is changed on next logon.