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Windows 7 Walkthrough: Clock, Language, and Region Control Panel

Windows 7 Walkthrough: Clock, Language, and Region Control Panel

Windows 7’s Control Panel is literally packed with tools (a.k.a. applets) that allow you to configure and control the way that the operating system works. Because the Control Panel has so many tools, Microsoft added a Search box to make it easy for you to find the tool that you need for a particular task.

To help you become familiar with all of the tools that are available in Windows 7’s Control Panel, I have created the Windows 7 Walkthrough series in which I’ll show you and provide a brief overview of each tool in the Control Panel categories. This one covers the tools in the Clock, Language and Region category.

Keep in mind that I’ll be using the Ultimate edition of Windows 7, which contains some features not available in other editions of the operating system.

About

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

6 comments
jotacayo
jotacayo

Hello guys, I have the problem depicted in the subject, OS: Windows 2008 R2 Standard. I need to change the displaying language from Deutsch to English, but the "keyboards and languages" tab doesn't apear in the "Region and Language" pane. Help me please, this turns urgent for me. Thanks in advance

bbcomputers
bbcomputers

I like the last frame, flowchart style is where its at.

aandruli
aandruli

Looks like Win 7 has you doing 3 or 4 screens to do what XP does in 1 screen, like Vista. Tell me again -- this is going to replace XP ???????

PoppaTab
PoppaTab

Hello, You can change the broad categories to a listing with icons. It is not exactly like XP, but it works well. By the time XP hits end of life or no more support; there will likely be an OS newer than 7. You should try win 7, it works very well.

carlsf
carlsf

Win7 sorry no way. We use Vista and XP reasons.... All settings are set to "CLASSIC" to enable ease of support and our users respect this. Microsoft has removed this option in WIN7 so we will NOT be going there (WIN7). Like Office we use Office PRO 2003, againg the reason the hated RIBBON interface.

PoppaTab
PoppaTab

Your reasoning is sound, there is no need to switch OS and different ways of doing things. I can see some will and some won't as far as corporations switching OS. It is a nightmare for support when not handled(training) well for the end users. In the long run; the more time employee's have a chance to use the OS at home, will mean less troubles switching OS when it is required. OTOH; I've seen companies embrace the future OS (Vista, Win 7) and train employee's to use the newer versions of OS. It all depends on how the company has chosen to deal with future policy. There are plenty of corporations doing things both ways.