How To Change Date Format In Windows 10 To Mm/Dd/Yyyy

Windows 10 is highly customizable, allowing users to change various settings to suit their preferences. One of these customizable settings is the date format. By default, the date format in Windows 10 is set to DD/MM/YYYY. However, if you prefer the MM/DD/YYYY format, you can easily change it by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Control Panel

First, you need to open the Control Panel. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Type “control panel” in the search bar located next to the Start button.
  3. Click on the Control Panel app in the search results to open it.

Step 2: Access the Region Settings

Once the Control Panel is open, follow these steps to access the Region settings:

  1. In the Control Panel, make sure the view is set to Category.
  2. Click on the Clock and Region category.
  3. Click on the Region or Change date, time, or number formats link, depending on your Control Panel version.

Step 3: Change the Date Format

In the Region window, follow these steps to change the date format:

  1. Click on the Additional settings button at the bottom of the window.
  2. Go to the Date tab.
  3. Under the Short date section, click on the dropdown menu next to the format preview.
  4. Select the MM/DD/YYYY format from the list, or manually type it in the input field if it’s not listed.
  5. Click on the Apply button, and then click on OK to save your changes.

Your date format should now be changed to MM/DD/YYYY. You can confirm this by checking the date displayed in the taskbar.


Changing the date format in Windows 10 to MM/DD/YYYY is a simple process that only takes a few minutes to complete. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily customize your date format to suit your preferences. Remember that you can always revert to the original format by repeating the process and selecting DD/MM/YYYY from the list of available formats.