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How to Change the Time Zone in Windows 10

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Your PC's clock is used to record the time whenever you create or modify files on your PC. You can change the clock's time and time zone.

A time zone is a region that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to change the time zone on the PC for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to change the time zone.

Note   Note
If your time zone observes daylight saving time and you want your PC's clock to be adjusted automatically when daylight saving time changes, make sure to turn on automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time.


CONTENTS:






Change Time Zone in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Time Zone in Windows 10
To Change Time Zone in Settings

1. Open the Settings app, and click/tap on the Time & Language icon.

2. Click/tap on Date & Time on the left side, and turn off Set time zone automatically on the right side. (see screenshot below step 3)

3. Select the time zone you want to use in the drop down menu on the right side, and turn on (default) or off to Adjust for daylight saving time automatically. (see screenshot below)

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4. If you like, and turn on Set time zone automatically on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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5. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






Change Time Zone in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Time Zone in Windows 10
To Change Time Zone in Control Panel

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Date and Time icon.

2. Click/tap on the Change time zone button under the Time zone section. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select the time zone you want to use in the drop down menu, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 2)






Change Time Zone in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change Time Zone in Windows 10
To Change Time Zone in Registry Editor

1. Type regedit in the search box (Windows+S) on Start or taskbar, and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

3. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation

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4. In the right pane of the TimeZoneInformation key, double click/tap on the TimeZoneKeyName string value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

5. Copy and paste the time zone you want to use from the Time zone value data list below, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Time zone value data list:

Code:
Afghanistan Standard Time
Alaskan Standard Time
Arab Standard Time
Arabian Standard Time
Arabic Standard Time
Argentina Standard Time
Atlantic Standard Time
AUS Central Standard Time
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Azerbaijan Standard Time
Azores Standard Time
Bahia Standard Time
Bangladesh Standard Time
Belarus Standard Time
Canada Central Standard Time
Cape Verde Standard Time
Caucasus Standard Time
Central America Standard Time
Cen. Australia Standard Time
Central Asia Standard Time
Central Brazilian Standard Time
Central Europe Standard Time
Central European Standard Time
Central Pacific Standard Time
Central Standard Time
Central Standard Time (Mexico)
China Standard Time
Dateline Standard Time
E. Africa Standard Time
E. Australia Standard Time
E. Europe Standard Time
E. South America Standard Time
Eastern Standard Time
Eastern Standard Time (Mexico)
Egypt Standard Time
Ekaterinburg Standard Time
Fiji Standard Time
FLE Standard Time
Georgian Standard Time
GMT Standard Time
Greenland Standard Time
Greenwich Standard Time
GTB Standard Time
Hawaiian Standard Time
India Standard Time
Iran Standard Time
Israel Standard Time
Jordan Standard Time
Kaliningrad Standard Time
Korea Standard Time
Libya Standard Time
Line Islands Standard Time
Magadan Standard Time
Mauritius Standard Time
Middle East Standard Time
Montevideo Standard Time
Morocco Standard Time
Mountain Standard Time
Mountain Standard Time (Mexico)
Myanmar Standard Time
Namibia Standard Time
Nepal Standard Time
New Zealand Standard Time
Newfoundland Standard Time
North Asia East Standard Time
North Asia Standard Time
N. Central Asia Standard Time
Pacific SA Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time (Mexico)
Pakistan Standard Time
Paraguay Standard Time
Romance Standard Time
Russia Time Zone 3
Russia Time Zone 10
Russia Time Zone 11
Russian Standard Time
Samoa Standard Time
South Africa Standard Time
SA Eastern Standard Time
SA Pacific Standard Time
SA Western Standard Time
SE Asia Standard Time
Singapore Standard Time
Sri Lanka Standard Time
Syria Standard Time
Taipei Standard Time
Tasmania Standard Time
Tokyo Standard Time
Tonga Standard Time
Turkey Standard Time
US Eastern Standard Time
US Mountain Standard Time
UTC
UTC-02
UTC-11
UTC+12
Venezuela Standard Time
Vladivostok Standard Time
West Asia Standard Time
W. Australia Standard Time
W. Central Africa Standard Time
W. Europe Standard Time
West Pacific Standard Time
Yakutsk Standard Time

6. Close Registry Editor.

7. Restart the computer to apply.






Change Time Zone in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Change Time Zone in Windows 10
To Change Time Zone in Command Prompt

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Do step 3, step 4, step 5 below for what you want to do.


 3. To See Current Time Zone

A) Copy and paste the command below into the command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

tzutil /G

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 4. To Set Time Zone and Turn On Daylight Savings Time (DST)

A) Type the command below into the command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

tzutil /s "time zone ID"

Note   Note
Substitute time zone ID in the command above with the time zone ID you want to set below.

For example: tzutil /s "Central Standard Time"

Code:
Afghanistan Standard Time
Alaskan Standard Time
Arab Standard Time
Arabian Standard Time
Arabic Standard Time
Argentina Standard Time
Atlantic Standard Time
AUS Central Standard Time
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Azerbaijan Standard Time
Azores Standard Time
Bahia Standard Time
Bangladesh Standard Time
Belarus Standard Time
Canada Central Standard Time
Cape Verde Standard Time
Caucasus Standard Time
Central America Standard Time
Cen. Australia Standard Time
Central Asia Standard Time
Central Brazilian Standard Time
Central Europe Standard Time
Central European Standard Time
Central Pacific Standard Time
Central Standard Time
Central Standard Time (Mexico)
China Standard Time
Dateline Standard Time
E. Africa Standard Time
E. Australia Standard Time
E. Europe Standard Time
E. South America Standard Time
Eastern Standard Time
Eastern Standard Time (Mexico)
Egypt Standard Time
Ekaterinburg Standard Time
Fiji Standard Time
FLE Standard Time
Georgian Standard Time
GMT Standard Time
Greenland Standard Time
Greenwich Standard Time
GTB Standard Time
Hawaiian Standard Time
India Standard Time
Iran Standard Time
Israel Standard Time
Jordan Standard Time
Kaliningrad Standard Time
Korea Standard Time
Libya Standard Time
Line Islands Standard Time
Magadan Standard Time
Mauritius Standard Time
Middle East Standard Time
Montevideo Standard Time
Morocco Standard Time
Mountain Standard Time
Mountain Standard Time (Mexico)
Myanmar Standard Time
Namibia Standard Time
Nepal Standard Time
New Zealand Standard Time
Newfoundland Standard Time
North Asia East Standard Time
North Asia Standard Time
N. Central Asia Standard Time
Pacific SA Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time (Mexico)
Pakistan Standard Time
Paraguay Standard Time
Romance Standard Time
Russia Time Zone 3
Russia Time Zone 10
Russia Time Zone 11
Russian Standard Time
Samoa Standard Time
South Africa Standard Time
SA Eastern Standard Time
SA Pacific Standard Time
SA Western Standard Time
SE Asia Standard Time
Singapore Standard Time
Sri Lanka Standard Time
Syria Standard Time
Taipei Standard Time
Tasmania Standard Time
Tokyo Standard Time
Tonga Standard Time
Turkey Standard Time
US Eastern Standard Time
US Mountain Standard Time
UTC
UTC-02
UTC-11
UTC+12
Venezuela Standard Time
Vladivostok Standard Time
West Asia Standard Time
W. Australia Standard Time
W. Central Africa Standard Time
W. Europe Standard Time
West Pacific Standard Time
Yakutsk Standard Time

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 5. To Set Time Zone and Turn Off Daylight Savings Time (DST)

A) Type the command below into the command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

tzutil /s "time zone ID_dstoff"

Note   Note
Substitute time zone ID in the command above with the time zone ID you want to set below.

For example: tzutil /s "Central Standard Time_dstoff"

Code:
Afghanistan Standard Time
Alaskan Standard Time
Arab Standard Time
Arabian Standard Time
Arabic Standard Time
Argentina Standard Time
Atlantic Standard Time
AUS Central Standard Time
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Azerbaijan Standard Time
Azores Standard Time
Bahia Standard Time
Bangladesh Standard Time
Belarus Standard Time
Canada Central Standard Time
Cape Verde Standard Time
Caucasus Standard Time
Central America Standard Time
Cen. Australia Standard Time
Central Asia Standard Time
Central Brazilian Standard Time
Central Europe Standard Time
Central European Standard Time
Central Pacific Standard Time
Central Standard Time
Central Standard Time (Mexico)
China Standard Time
Dateline Standard Time
E. Africa Standard Time
E. Australia Standard Time
E. Europe Standard Time
E. South America Standard Time
Eastern Standard Time
Eastern Standard Time (Mexico)
Egypt Standard Time
Ekaterinburg Standard Time
Fiji Standard Time
FLE Standard Time
Georgian Standard Time
GMT Standard Time
Greenland Standard Time
Greenwich Standard Time
GTB Standard Time
Hawaiian Standard Time
India Standard Time
Iran Standard Time
Israel Standard Time
Jordan Standard Time
Kaliningrad Standard Time
Korea Standard Time
Libya Standard Time
Line Islands Standard Time
Magadan Standard Time
Mauritius Standard Time
Middle East Standard Time
Montevideo Standard Time
Morocco Standard Time
Mountain Standard Time
Mountain Standard Time (Mexico)
Myanmar Standard Time
Namibia Standard Time
Nepal Standard Time
New Zealand Standard Time
Newfoundland Standard Time
North Asia East Standard Time
North Asia Standard Time
N. Central Asia Standard Time
Pacific SA Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time (Mexico)
Pakistan Standard Time
Paraguay Standard Time
Romance Standard Time
Russia Time Zone 3
Russia Time Zone 10
Russia Time Zone 11
Russian Standard Time
Samoa Standard Time
South Africa Standard Time
SA Eastern Standard Time
SA Pacific Standard Time
SA Western Standard Time
SE Asia Standard Time
Singapore Standard Time
Sri Lanka Standard Time
Syria Standard Time
Taipei Standard Time
Tasmania Standard Time
Tokyo Standard Time
Tonga Standard Time
Turkey Standard Time
US Eastern Standard Time
US Mountain Standard Time
UTC
UTC-02
UTC-11
UTC+12
Venezuela Standard Time
Vladivostok Standard Time
West Asia Standard Time
W. Australia Standard Time
W. Central Africa Standard Time
W. Europe Standard Time
West Pacific Standard Time
Yakutsk Standard Time

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6. When finished, you can now close the command prompt.



That's it,
Shawn