Checking your Regional Settings

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If your computer’s regional settings are not set up properly on your computer, then the wrong date/currency format may be displayed in the Cashbook for your particular country.  You may also see this message when starting Cashbook:  “It appears your Windows Regional Settings are conflicting with what has been set up in the Cashbook”.

To avoid date/currency problems, the Regional Settings need to be correct in TWO places:  your “Location/Country” and your “Language”.  See below:-

  • Windows 10
    1. In Windows, click the “Start” button, then “Settings”, “Time and Language”, “Region and Language”
    2. Make sure that the “Country or region” is set to “Your Country” (e.g. “United States”, “Australia”, etc.)
    3. Under that, make sure that the “Languages” list includes “English (Your Country)”. If there are other languages listed, you should click on them and choose “Remove” so that you’re left with just “English (Your Country)”
    4. Under “Related settings”, click “Additional date, time & regional settings”
    5. Click on the “Region” heading
    6. On the “Formats” tab, select “Match Windows display language (recommended)” from the dropdown menu
    7. Click “OK” to apply your changes
  • Windows 8 and 8.1
    1. In Windows, go to “Settings”, “Control Panel”, “Clock Language and Region”, “Change Location”
    2. Make sure that the “Home location” is set to “Your Country”
    3. On the “Formats” tab, select “Match Windows display language (recommended)” from the dropdown menu
    4. Click “OK” to apply your changes
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7
    1. In Windows, click the “Start” button, then “Control Panel”, “Clock Language and Region”, “Change location”
    2. Make sure that the “Current location” is set to “Your Country”
    3. Click on the “Formats” tab, and make sure that it is set to “English (Your Country)”
    4. Click “OK” to apply your changes
  • Windows XP
    1. In Windows, click the “Start” button, then “Control Panel”, “Date, Time, Language and Regional Options”, “Regional and Language Options”
    2. Under “Standards and formats”, make sure the language is set to “English (Your Country)”
    3. Under “Location”, make sure that the country is set to “Your Country”
    4. Click “OK” to apply your changes