How to Change the Time in Windows 10
InformationYour 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.
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.
- Option One: To Change Time in Settings
- Option Two: To Change Time in Control Panel
- Option Three: To Change Time in Command Prompt
OPTION ONETo Change Time 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)
3. Change the time to the correct current hour, minute, and AM/PM, and then click/tap on Change to apply. (see screenshot below)
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)
5. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.
OPTION TWOTo 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)
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)
5. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 2)
OPTION THREETo Change Time 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)
NoteSubstitute 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.
3. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.
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