Change Time in Windows 10  

    Change Time in Windows 10

    Change Time in Windows 10

    How to Change the Time in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    09 May 2020
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    How to Change the Time in Windows 10


    Your PC's system 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.

    Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.

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

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



    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    To Change Time in Settings


    1 Open Settings, 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 Set the date and time manually on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Change Time in Windows 10-change_time_settings-1.jpg

    3 Change the time to the correct current hour, minute, and AM/PM, and then click/tap on Change to apply. (see screenshot below)

    Change Time in Windows 10-change_time_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 Time in Windows 10-change_time_settings-3.jpg

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






    OPTION TWO

    To Change Time 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 Time in Windows 10-change_time_cp-1.png

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

    4 Change the time to the correct current hour, minute, and AM/PM, and then click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

    Change Time in Windows 10-change_time_cp-2.png

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







    OPTION THREE

    To Change Time in Command Prompt


    1 Open an elevated command prompt.

    2 Type the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    time HH:MM

    Substitute HH in the command above with the actual hour numbers for a 24-hour clock.

    Substitute MM in the command above with the actual minute numbers.

    For example: I would type the command below for 11:00 PM.

    time 23:00

    Change Time in Windows 10-change_time_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

    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 Time 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. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       #1

    Thanks :)
    And how to bring back the old Date and Time in Windows 10 version 1607?
    This method doesn't work anymore: Get the old Windows 7-like Calendar and Date pane in Windows 10

    Change Time in Windows 10-old-calendar.png
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Aug 2016 at 09:39. Reason: removed link
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  2. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 6,371
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Don't forget to include a bit about the atomic clock because it's not obvious and people might want to change the time server to a more local one.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #3

    swarfega said:
    Don't forget to include a bit about the atomic clock because it's not obvious and people might want to change the time server to a more local one.
    Do you mean this below?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #4

    RiP2 said:
    Thanks :)
    And how to bring back the old Date and Time in Windows 10 version 1607?
    This method doesn't work anymore: Get the old Windows 7-like Calendar and Date pane in Windows 10

    Change Time in Windows 10-old-calendar.png
    Hello RiP2, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Yes, that method no longer works, and is why we retired (removed) our tutorial for it. If you like, you can use the tutorial below to remove the Calendar agenda from the current clock to help clean it up more.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  5. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       #5

    Brink said:
    Hello RiP2, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Yes, that method no longer works, and is why we retired (removed) our tutorial for it. If you like, you can use the tutorial below to remove the Calendar agenda from the current clock to help clean it up more.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    Hi Brink, thanks for reply :)

    Hate M$ x)
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #6

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