How to Set the Date and Time on Your PC

Your computer is secretly a timepiece, offering you the date and time. Windows itself displays the date and time, which you can set yourself, manually. To set the date and time on your PC:

1

Right-click the time display in the Notification Area.

A pop-up menu appears.

2

From the pop-up menu, choose the command Adjust Date/Time.

The Date and Time Properties dialog box appears.

3

Click the Change Date and Time button.

Changing the time requires administrator approval.

If you're logged in as an administrator, just click the Continue button; otherwise, type an administrator password to continue.

4

Manipulate the controls in the Date and Time Properties dialog box that appears to change or set the date or time.

Set up the time to a few minutes ahead because you don’t initialize the new time until you click OK.

5

Click OK when the time is right.

Your computer clock is up and running! (How accurately it runs is another matter.)

 
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