Windows computer time issues

Modified on Tue, Mar 12 at 12:15 PM

If your computer doesn't change the time automatically for Daylight Savings Time, here are instructions on how to change it. 

Checking that time zone and automatic daylight savings time is set

1. First check to see that your computer is set to the correct time zone, and that the setting is to automatically adjust for daylight saving time.  In your Search field in your taskbar, type in "time", and click on Change the date and time link.

Screenshot of searching for time

2.  The Date & time window will open. Check to make sure that the time zone is correct and automatic updating for daylight savings time is checked. If everything is correct, but the time is not, then you will have to change the time at the Control panel. Close the Date & time window.

Screenshot of the Date & time window

Changing your time manually

1. Search for control panel in the search field of your taskbar, then click on the Control Panel link.

Screenshot of searching for control panel

2. In the Control Panel window, click on the Clock and Region section link.

Screenshot of choosing Clock and Region

3. Click on the Set the time and date link in the Date and Time section.

Screenshot of choosing Set the time and date link

4. In the Date and Time window look to see if the Time field looks like you can edit it.  If not, click on the Change date and time button.

Screenshot of change date and time button

5. Click into the time field and enter the correct time. Press the OK button when you are done. Then press the OK button again on the next screen to finish and close the window.

Screenshot of editing time field

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