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    Date and Time - Change in Windows 8 and 8.1

    Date and Time - Change in Windows 8 and 8.1
    How to Change Date and Time in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is online now
    23 Jul 2013
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    How to Change Date and Time in Windows 8 and 8.1


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    This tutorial will show you how to manually set or change the date and time of your PC's clock in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

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

    Note   Note
    Sign in problems caused by incorrect time

    If your PCs clock isn't set correctly, it can cause errors in some apps. If you're getting the following errors, you might need to set your PCs clock.

    • Windows Store - Your PC isn't connected to the Internet. To use the Store, connect to the Internet and then try again.
    • Internet Explorer - There is a problem with this websites security certificate.
    • SkyDrive - There was a problem signing you in.
    • Video app - Can't sign in right now. Please try again later.
    • Music app - Can't play.






    OPTION ONE
    To Change Date and Time in PC Settings in Windows 8.1

    1. Open PC settings, and click/tap on Time & language on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on Date & time on the left side of Time & language. Under Date and time on the right side, move the slider to the left to turn off Set time automatically (aka: internet time synchronization). (see screenshot below)

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    3. On the right side, click/tap on the Change button under Change date and time. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Change the date and time to be correct for your current time zone, and click/tap on Change. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Under Date and time on the right side, move the slider to the right to turn back on Set time automatically. (see screenshot below step 2)

    6. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.






    OPTION TWO
    To Change Date and Time in "Date and Time Settings" in Windows 8 and 8.1

    1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for how you would like to open the "Date and Time Settings".

    2. On your desktop, right click or press and hold on the clock on the taskbar, click/tap on Adjust Date/Time, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    3. On your desktop, click/tap on the clock on the taskbar, click/tap on Change date and time settings, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Date and Time icon, close Control Panel, and go to step 5 below.

    5. Click/tap on the Change date and time button. (see screenshot below)

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    6. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

    7. To Change the Date

    A) Under the left Date section, select a month and day for your current date. (see screenshot below)

    8. To Change the Time

    A) Under the right Time section, select or type in your current time. (see screenshot below)

    9. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Windows 8.1

    Date/Time Changes on its own ?


    Hi, I have Windows 8.1 update and I have observed that the date/time changes sometimes on bootup, doesnt happen too often but does happen...some times after 3 weeks sometimes after 5 days ? Date/Time goes back 1 to 3 days, sometimes more...

    Any ideas ?

    Thank You
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Jan 2014 at 12:03 PM. Reason: removed unneeded quote of entire tutorial
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    Hello Tryllz, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Here's a few things to check:

    1) Check to make sure that your BIOS/UEFI is set for the correct time.

    2) Check to make sure that you have the correct time zone set, and daylight savings set to be used if applicable in your location.

    3) Since this happens after your PC has been powered off after a bit, you might also replace the CMOS battery (CR2032) on your motherboard.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Tryllz, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Here's a few things to check:

    1) Check to make sure that your BIOS/UEFI is set for the correct time.

    2) Check to make sure that you have the correct time zone set, and daylight savings set to be used if applicable in your location.

    3) Since this happens after your PC has been powered off after a bit, you might also replace the CMOS battery (CR2032) on your motherboard.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks....

    Changed Time zone, it was set to USA, while I don't stay in USA, and will check BIOS time as well...
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    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.

    yeah, thanks, I'll check until it happens again & let yall know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Tryllz, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Here's a few things to check:

    1) Check to make sure that your BIOS/UEFI is set for the correct time.

    2) Check to make sure that you have the correct time zone set, and daylight savings set to be used if applicable in your location.

    3) Since this happens after your PC has been powered off after a bit, you might also replace the CMOS battery (CR2032) on your motherboard.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Mine has been changing by itself every hour or so no reboot needed. I tried everything except the bios time. I'll check it now it's up to date, It could be the battery too.

    Edit: The bios was correct.

    It doesn't fix the time after waking it up from sleep.

    I have to manually update it in the Internet time settings it says the next update is in 7 days is that normal?

    This motherboard is a Maximus VI Formula that I had for 6 months, I don't see how it can be the battery.


    I changed the online update frequency to every half an hour (1800 seconds) instead of one a week. Now to find the always update after waking from sleep, hybrid sleep, or hybernation.

    I used the steps found >> How to Change the Time Synchronization Interval in Windows 7

    EDIT: It still doesn't help when installing and needing to restart a few times the time gets behind as it doesn't update when I log on!

    I'm starting to get upset with Win 8.1, my original install never had this issue the last 2 installs did. I have done 2 fresh installs in the last week!
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Apr 2014 at 09:55 AM. Reason: merged
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    Hello Astrix,

    That's to often for time synchronization, and could get your computer banned from the time server.

    Since CMOS batteries are cheap, I would recommend replacing it with a new one to rule it out. You may have got a bad one.
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    Shouldn't Windows update the time after waking from sleep or rebooting? Mine doesn't

    I think it's going to be a big job just to change a tiny battery
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    Usually Windows will get it's time from your BIOS, then keep the time updated while Windows is running every so often using an automated task. If the battery is dead, the BIOS time will be reset each time you shut down, and causes Windows time to be incorrect as well.

    Since you have a desktop, it'll make it easier to change the battery. Just to bad you practically have to strip that motherboard to get to the battery.
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