How to change the date and time

In this guide we explain how to change the date and time. Windows 10 requests current date and time zone information when you install it. This means the date and time should be correct. However, if you have traveled to different time zone or the time is incorrect you can change the date and time by following the below instructions.

It is also worth noting that some programs do not work correctly if you change the date and time to an incorrect date. When saving documents, images, videos will show an incorrect timestamps if the Windows date and time is inaccurate.

Change the date and time

How to change the date and time

  1. Right click the time at the bottom right of the taskbar
  2. A menu box will appear, select adjust date/time

date and time settings

  1.  This will take you to the date and time settings box (see below)
  2.  Click Set time automatically so that it shows as off

Date and time settings

  1. Under the section Change date and time. Click Change

Date and time settings

  1. A new box will appear that enables you to enter the correct time and date.

Change-date-and-time-box

  1. Click Change and you are done.

How to change the date and time format

The instructions are very similar to those above, so we have not included additional pictures.

  1.  Right click the time at the bottom right of the taskbar.
  2.  A menu box will appear, select adjust date/time
  3.  This will take you to the date and time settings box 
  4. Click Change date and time formats. It is located in the Formats section.
  5. Set the format for the date and time.

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