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With default settings like every version of the , the date and time is shown at the bottom right of the screen and clicking it opens the clock and calendar flyout.

Some users have noticed that at times displays incorrect date and time even if the time zone and other settings are perfectly alright.

Following are the solutions to reverse this problem.

Solutions to wrong date and time in Windows 10

Method 1 of 5

Check time zone

First thing is you need to make sure that you have selected the correct time zone and here is do that:

Step 1: Click on the clock button in the taskbar and then click Date and Time settings.

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Step 2: Click Date and Time to see all date and time related settings.

Step 3: Now under the time zone heading make sure that you have selected the correct time zone, if not then click the heading, a list will appear and you can find the time zone you are in.

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No restart is required to apply the settings.

Method 2 of 5

Turn on or off automatic time and time zone

Step 1: Click on the clock button in the taskbar and then click Date and Time settings.

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Step 2: Under the Date and Time heading there will be an option labelled Set time automatically, turn it on and see if its showing the correct date and time or not as it automatically synchronizes with the internet and displays date and time.

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Step 3: It is not recommended to turn on the Set time zone automatically settings if your server hasn’t been turned on.

Method 3 of 5

Start Windows time service

The Windows time service is responsible for displaying the correct date and time. Windows might display incorrect date and time if the server is stopped or configured manually. Here is how to start Windows time server.

Step 1: In the start search box type Services.msc and then press enter. You can also type Services.msc in Run command box and press enter.

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Step 2: The Service Window is launched and inside it look for an entry named Windows Time.

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Step 3: Right-click on Windows Time entry and then click properties.

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Step 4: Under the General tab, select startup type as Automatic and then press enter and click apply.

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Step 5: Now click start button to start the service.

Method 4 of 5

Manually set date and time

Step 1: Click on the clock button in the taskbar and then click Date and Time settings.

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Step 2: Under Date and Time section, turn off the Set time automatically option.

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Step 3: Click change button and set correct date and time.

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Method 5 of 5

If none of the above methods are working the problem can be the drained CMOS battery. Replace the CMOS battery and set the correct date and time. Search the internet of refer to user’s manual on how to replace the battery.

 

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