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Date related errors in payroll running on Windows 10

Article ID
11914
Article Name
Date related errors in payroll running on Windows 10
Created Date
6th April 2018
Product
IRIS PAYE-Master, IRIS Payroll Business, IRIS Bureau Payroll, IRIS GP Payroll, IRIS Payroll Professional, Earnie, IRIS Earnie IQ, IRIS P11D Organiser, IRIS GP Accounts
Problem

If you are receiving errors relating to dates using payroll after updating to Windows 10 you will need to check the region and language settings to ensure the short date format is set to dd/MM/yyyy.

Resolution

Windows 10 actually has two different locations to configure your PC region and language settings, both of these need to be checked.

Click on the start button and then “Settings

Windows 10 settings

From the settings windows, click on “Time & Language

Windows 10 Time and language

On the following window make sure “Country or region” is set to “United Kingdom“. Then click on the option “Additional date, time & regional settings

Windows 10 country and region selection

On the following windows, click the option “Change date, time or number formats

Windows 10 control panel region and language settings

Make sure the format option here is set to “English (United Kingdom)“. You should see this then correctly sets the short date format to “dd/MM/yyyy“.

Windows 10 formats and preferences

Once these settings are in place payroll will behave normally.

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