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    Change Time Zone in Windows 10

    Change Time Zone in Windows 10

    How to Change the Time Zone in Windows 10
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    22 Mar 2020
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    How to Change the Time Zone in Windows 10


    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.

    See also: Daylight saving time help and support | Windows Support

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

    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







    OPTION ONE

    To Change Time Zone in Settings


    You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


    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 Time zone drop down menu on the right side, and turn on (default) or off to Adjust for daylight saving time automatically. (see screenshot below)

    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-time_zone_settings-1.jpg

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

    If you turn on Set time zone automatically, it will gray out the Time zone drop menu and Adjust for daylight saving time automatically settings.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 19582.1000, the Set time zone automatically toggle will now be greyed out if location has been disabled.

    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-time_zone_settings-2.jpg

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






    OPTION TWO

    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)

    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-time_zone_cp-1.png

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

    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-time_zone_cp-2.png

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






    OPTION THREE

    To Turn On or Off Set Time Zone Automatically using a REG file


    You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tzautoupdate

    Start DWORD

    3 = On
    4 = Off


    1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Set Time Zone Automatically

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_ON_Set_time_zone_automatically.reg

    Download


     3. To Turn Off Set Time Zone Automatically

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_OFF_Set_time_zone_automatically.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    OPTION FOUR

    To Change Time Zone in Registry Editor


    1 Turn off Set time zone automatically using Option One or Option Three.

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

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

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

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation

    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-time_zone_registry-1.png

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

    6 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)

    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-time_zone_registry-2.png

    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

    7 Close Registry Editor.

    8 Restart the computer to apply.






    OPTION FIVE

    To Change Time Zone in Command Prompt


    1 Turn off Set time zone automatically using Option One or Option Three.

    2 Open a command prompt.

    3 Do step 4 (see current), step 5 (set with DST on), step 6 (set with DST off) below for what you want to do.


     4. To See Current Time Zone

    A) Type the tzutil /G command into the command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-current_time_zone_command.png


     5. 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 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    tzutil /s "time zone name"

    Substitute time zone name in the command above with the time zone name 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
    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-change_time_zone_command.png


     6. 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 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    tzutil /s "time zone name_dstoff"

    Substitute time zone name in the command above with the time zone name 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
    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-change_time_zone_command.png


    7 When finished, you can now close the command prompt if you like.






    OPTION SIX

    To Change Time Zone in PowerShell


    To see more usage options for the Get-TimeZone command, see: Get-TimeZone - Microsoft Developer Network

    To see more usage options for the Set-TimeZone command, see: Set-TimeZone - Microsoft Developer Network


    1 Turn off Set time zone automatically using Option One or Option Three.

    2 Open PowerShell.

    3 Do step 4 (see current) or step 5 (change) below for what you want to do.


     4. To See Current Time Zone

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

    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-get_timezone_powershell.jpg


     5. To Change Time Zone

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

    Set-TimeZone -Name "time zone name"

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

    For example: Set-TimeZone -Name "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
    Change Time Zone in Windows 10-set_timezone_powershell.jpg


    6 When finished, you can now close PowerShell if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Tutorial updated to add Option 3 to turn on or off "Set time zone automatically" using a .reg file.
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    The May 2019 update provides Daylight Standard Time (DST) changes for the Kingdom of Morocco and Palestinian Authority.

    Palestinian Authority:
    • DST started on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 00:00 local time.

    Kingdom of Morocco (during Ramadan):
    • DST ends on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:00 am. Clocks will move back by an hour.
    • DST starts on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00 am. Clocks will move forward by an hour.

    Note: Windows 10 version 1803 and above are not affected by time zone changes for the Kingdom of Morocco.

    More details about these DST changes can be found here.

    To reflect these changes automatically, Windows 10 customers should ensure they have the latest updates installed. Windows 10 Update history can be found here.


    Source: Time zone updates for Morocco and Palestinian Authority are available
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