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Windows 10 Beginner: Change the Time & Date On Your PC

After installing the April Cumulative Update KB3147458 Build 10586.218 yesterday, the time on my PC was off by an hour. For some reason, my time zone was switched from Central to Eastern.

If you’re new to Windows 10 and experience a similar issue where the time isn’t correct on your computer, here’s a quick look at how to fix it.

Change Windows 10 Time & Date

Click the clock on the taskbar and then select Date & Time settings under the calendar that pops up.

1 Date and Time Settings

Then turn off the options to set the time and time zone automatically. If these are enabled, the option to change the date, time, and time zone will be grayed out.

After that, select the correct time zone from the dropdown menu.

21 date and time switches

Then to change the time and date, click the Change button and in the screen that comes up, you can set it to what you want. Remember to click the “Change” button to make sure that it’s saved.

3 change

After you have everything set to what you want, go back and turn on the option to set the time and zone automatically if you want.

For more on managing the time and date on Windows 10, check out our other tips listed below.

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2 Responses to Windows 10 Beginner: Change the Time & Date On Your PC

  1. Roger April 14, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

    Hello Brian love your posts which are very informative……..

    Have a question on another issue being I’m thinking about it…

    Can I move my Outlook 2013 info to my other computer which has Outlook 2010????? If so how do I go about it???? Bare in mind I am not computer literate and need detailed how to advise…

    Thank You for your help.


  2. wy August 16, 2016 at 3:12 am #

    Both “Set Time Automatically” and “Change date and time” buttons are greyed out.
    Can’t seem to be able to change the date and time in Windows 10.
    Please advise.

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