How to Set Clock, Language, and Region Settings in Windows 10 - dummies

How to Set Clock, Language, and Region Settings in Windows 10

By Andy Rathbone

Microsoft designed the Clock, Language, and Region area in Windows 10 mostly for travelers to different time zones and locations. Desktop computer owners see this information only once — when first setting up the computer. Windows subsequently remembers the time and date even when your PC is turned off.


Portable computers owners will want to drop by here when visiting different time zones. Bilingual computer owners will also appreciate settings allowing characters from different languages.

To visit here, right-click the screen’s bottom-left corner, choose Control Panel from the pop-up menu, and click the Clock, Language, and Region category. Three sections appear:

  • Date and Time: This area is fairly self-explanatory. (Clicking your taskbar’s clock and choosing Change Date and Time Settings lets you visit here, as well.)


  • Region and Language: If you’re bilingual or multilingual, visit this area when you’re working on documents that require characters from different languages.


  • Speech: If Windows doesn’t recognize your voice well, visit here to fine tune its speech recognition settings.