Change Date in Windows 10  

    Change Date in Windows 10

    Change Date in Windows 10

    How to Change the Date in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    31 Dec 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change the Date in Windows 10


    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:






    OPTION ONE

    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)

    Change Date in Windows 10-change_date_settings-1.png

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

    Change Date in Windows 10-change_date_settings-2.png

    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)

    Change Date in Windows 10-change_date_settings-3.png

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






    OPTION TWO

    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)

    Change Date in Windows 10-change_date_cp-1.png

    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)

    Change Date in Windows 10-change_date_cp-2.png

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






    OPTION THREE

    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


    Change Date in Windows 10-change_date_command.png

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






    OPTION FOUR

    To Change Date and Time in PowerShell


    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

    Change Date in Windows 10-change_date_and_time_in_powershell.jpg

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






    OPTION FIVE

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



    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters

    Type string value

    NTP = On
    NoSync = Off



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


     2. To Turn On Set Time 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_automatically.reg

    Download


     3. To Turn Off Set Time Automatically

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

    Turn_OFF_Set_time_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.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
       #1

    Tutorial updated to add Option 5 to turn on or off "Set time automatically" using a .reg file.
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