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How to Change the Date in Windows 10

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A calendar date is a reference to a particular day represented within a calendar system. The calendar date allows the specific day to be identified.

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

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


CONTENTS:





Change Date in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Date in Windows 10
To Change Date 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, turn off Set time automatically, and click/tap on the Change button under Change date and time. (see screenshot below)

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3. Change the date to the correct current month, day, and year, and then click/tap on Change to apply. (see screenshot below)

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4. If you like, turn back on Set time automatically to have Windows automatically synchronize the system clock time with internet time servers. (see screenshot below)

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






Change Date in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Date in Windows 10
To Change Date 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 date and time button. (see screenshot below)

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

4. Change the date to the correct current month, day, and year, and then click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

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






Change Date in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change Date in Windows 10
To Change Date in Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. In the elevated command prompt, type the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

date MM/DD/YYYY

Note   Note
Substitute MM in the command above with the actual month numbers.
Substitute DD in the command above with the actual day numbers.
Substitute YYYY in the command above with the actual year numbers.

For example: I would type the command below for May 28th 2015.

date 05/28/2015


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3. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.





Change Date in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Change Date in Windows 10
To Change Date and Time in PowerShell

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


1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)


(Set time using 24 hour time)
Set-Date -Date "MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM

OR

(Set time with AM)
Set-Date -Date "MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM AM

OR

(Set time with PM)
Set-Date -Date "MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM PM

Note   Note
Substitute MM in the command above with the actual month numbers.
Substitute DD in the command above with the actual day numbers.
Substitute YYYY in the command above with the actual year numbers.
Substitute HH in the command above with the actual hour numbers.
Substitute MM in the command above with the actual minute numbers.

For example: I would type either command below for July 21st 2017 4:39 PM.

Set-Date -Date "07/21/2017 16:39

OR

Set-Date -Date "07/21/2017 04:39 PM

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3. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.


That's it,
Shawn