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Setting Date and Time for Windows

Setting the date and time in Windows 10

Note: Windows 10 automatically adjusts your date and time for you and only allows you to adjust the time if you disable this feature. If the wrong date and time is being set, you may need to change your time zone, or if you want to increase or decrease the time for other reasons, follow the steps below.

  1. Right-click on the date and time in the Windows Notification Area in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  2. Click "Adjust date/time".

  3. Make sure your Time zone is set properly if your computer is displaying the wrong time.

  4. To manually adjust the time, turn off the "Set time automatically" option and then click the "Change" button.

Setting the date and time in Windows 8.1

  1. In the lower right-hand corner of the screen, click the Windows Notification Area where you see the date and time.

  2. Select "Change date and time settings..." in the bottom of the window that appears:

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  3. In the "Date and Time" window, under the "Date and Time" tab, click the "Change date and time..." button.

  4. Make your adjustments and click "OK".

  5. Click "OK" on the main "Date and Time" window to save the changes.

Adjusting the Time Zone

  1. In the Date and Time window from above, under the Date and Time tab, click the "Change time zone..". button.

  2. Select the new time zone in the "Time zone" drop-down field and click "OK".

  3. Click "OK" on the main "Date and Time" window to save the time zone change.
 

Setting the date and time in Windows 7 with Service Pack 1

  1. Navigate to the Windows desktop.

  2. In the lower right-hand corner of the screen, click the Windows Notification Area where you see the time and date.

  3. Select "Change date and time settings..." in the bottom of the window that appears:

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  4. In the "Date and Time" window, under the "Date and Time" tab, click the "Change date and time..." button.

  5. Make your adjustments and click "OK".

  6. Click "OK" on the "Date and Time" window to save the changes.

Adjusting the Time Zone

  1. In the "Date and Time" window from above, under the "Date and Time" tab, click the "Change time zone..." button.

  2. Select the new time zone in the "Time zone" drop-down field and click "OK".

  3. Click "OK" on the main "Date and Time" window to save the time zone change.
 

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