How to change / Set / Fix / update Computer Date and Time
Changing Date and Time is the most obvious change you might
need to make to your computer system. There are three options to setting the
date and time. From control panel. Go to Start ::: control Panel ::: date/time
::: Update your Time / Date.
You can also do it from your Taskbar. Click on Taskbar clock
::: Adjust Date/Time ::: Update your Date/Time
You can also double-click on the clock in the lower-right
corner of your desktop or taskbar to display the Date/Time properties dialog
box and change time settings.
Setting the date and time feature on this dialog box is
almost self-explanatory. More Time/Date
dialog box setting details are given below.
How To Set Date/Time
the down-arrow in the month field to choose the correct month.
the up or down arrow in the year field to choose the current year.
a day in the calendar.
- Set a
new time in the field by clicking the up or down arrow or by clicking
anywhere in the text and typing a new number.
- To set
the correct time zone, click the Time Zone tab. You’ll see a map of the
world. Simply click on your current location on the map.
Time tab allows windows to set your time automatically by synchronizing
your computer with internet time server when you are connected to the internet.
Apply to see what your Updates changes look like. If satisfied click OK on
the dialog box to make changes.
How To Fix Date / Time Problems
When you boot the PC press F2 to get into the system BIOS to
see what the system date & time are set to. If that is correct go into
Windows and get into Date & time and check that you are set for the right
time zone as well.
Sometimes Date and Time get lost or don’t run when you shut down.
The system clock, while turned off, is maintained by the CMOS battery on the motherboard. They usually last for a quite a few years, but it could be
that the battery has gone flat. It's just an ordinary watch battery (those 1.5V
flat disc batteries) so should be quite easy to find. Replace it and see if it
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