Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. July 7, 2004
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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
If you like to have the time reported in military format, you may not want the colon that is used as a separator. Military time doesn't use a separator at all (Amateur radio operators also use this format). Without the separator, 10 AM is displayed as 1000, not 10:00, and 1 PM is displayed as 1300 rather than 13:00.

You can get rid of the colon with a simple Registry edit. Or you can use the REG file listed here. To create the REG file, run Notepad and enter the following exactly as shown.


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International "sTimeFormat"="HHmm"

Choose File, Save As and name the file Time.reg. Locate a folder for your new file and then click Save. Now, open the folder that contains your new file and double-click its icon. Next, restart the computer. When NT restarts, the time string in the taskbar will no longer display the separator