There are instances when you might see the time completely wrong on your Windows. The date is still correct in most circumstances and this is only the time that changes. You can change the time and until your next reboot works fine. So it is a big issue. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to fix the wrong time on Windows 10.

Fix wrong time on Windows 10

To fix the wrong time on Windows 10, follow any of these procedures step by step.

Method #1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Control Panel in the search box and then click the Control Panel option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Control Panel option, the following screen will appear.

Click the Date and Time option from the Control Panel screen as highlighted in the above image. When you click the Date and Time option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Internet Time tab and then click the Change settings button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Change settings button, the following dialogue box will appear.

Check the Synchronize with an Internet time server checkbox. Then choose the time.nist.gov under Server drop down. After that, click the Update now button and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. You will get back to the previous dialogue box. Click the Date and Time tab and then click the Change time zone button as the following image is showing.

This will fix your time.

Method #2

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type services.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the following screen will appear.

Now double click the Windows Time option as highlighted in the above image. Then the following dialogue box will appear.

Click the General tab and select the Automatic option from the Startup type drop down. Then click the Apply and then OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Now the time will be fixed.

Method #3

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type services.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the following screen will appear.

Now double click the Windows Time option as highlighted in the above image. Then the following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Log On tab. After that, click the Local System account radio button and then check the Allow service to interact with desktop checkbox. Then click the Apply and then OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Now time will be fixed.

Method #4

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type the Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Navigate through the following path from the left side of the screen.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation

The following screen will appear.

Right click on the TimeZoneInformation and choose the New -> QWORD (64-bit) Value option as the following image is showing.

Now rename the newly created word as RealTimeIsUniversal as the following image is showing.

Double click on the RealTimeIsUniversal option and the following dialogue box will appear.

Type 1 in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Now open the Control Panel and select the Date and Time option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Date and Time option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Date and Time tab and then click the Change time zone button as highlighted in the above image. Then choose the time zone and click the OK button. After that, reboot the computer to apply this change. Now your time will be fixed.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to fix the wrong time on Windows 10.

How to fix wrong time on Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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