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How to customize lock-screen date format?

bachware

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I want my lock screen's date format to be abbreviated day, day number, then year. Can this be done? I know about the Registry LocaleInfo's TimeFormat key that controls the time format, but it doesn't seem to affect my Lock screen at all. I'd also like to see AM | PM in the time. It never shows, even though my key has h:mm:ss tt, with neither seconds nor AM | PM appearing.

What about the date? I'd like the date to show as, for example, "Sat. 16 May, 2015," and a long-name month as, e.g., "Fri., 25 Sep., 2015."
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS U50F
    CPU
    Intel i3
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 1890.0
    Sound Card
    Intel MOBO OEM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OEM
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Cooling
    OEM
    Keyboard
    OEM
    Mouse
    Targus Blue
    Internet Speed
    hi Wi-Fi
    Browser
    Firefox x64 41.0a1, Opera 29.0, MSIE 11.0.19
    Antivirus
    OEM Windows Defender

meiriri

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Swipe down on the right side of your screen, or go to "Search" from the Start Menu. Search for "PC Settings" and choose the purple and white gear icon. On the left side look for "Time and Language." Click that and then make sure from there "Date and Time" is selected on the left. On the right side, at the bottom, select "Change date and time formats"
The lockscreen is not very customizable, but you should be able to get the date changed from there.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

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