To change your computer's time and time zone

1.

Open Date and Time in Control Panel.

2.

On the Date & Time tab, select the item you want to change.

To change the hour, double-click the hour, and then click the arrows to increase or decrease the value.

To change the minutes, double-click the minutes, and then click the arrows to increase or decrease the value.

To change the seconds, double-click the seconds, and then click the arrows to increase or decrease the value.

To change the AM/PM indicator, select it, and then click the arrows.

3.

To change your time zone, click the Time Zone tab. In the box above the map, click the drop-down arrow, and then click your current time zone.

Note

To open Date and Time, click Start, click Control Panel, click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options, and then click Date and Time

Windows uses the time setting to identify when files are created or modified.

If you want your computer's clock to be adjusted automatically when daylight saving time changes, make sure the Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes check box is selected. This setting is located on the Time Zone tab.

Most computer clocks are regularly synchronized with a network time server (if you are a member of a domain) or an Internet time server (when you connect to the Internet).

You can also open the Date and Time Properties dialog box by double-clicking the clock on the taskbar 

Related Topics

Synchronizing your computer clock

Change the way your computer displays the time

Turn off clock synchronization

Change the clock synchronization server

Change your computer's date



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