How to Change the Desktop Time & Date

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Change the desktop time and date on a computer by clicking on the pop-up menu on the right hand corner of the screen, selecting "Adjust Date/Time" and typing in a new time and date. Select the correct time zone and automatic daylight savings changes to keep a computer clock correct with tips from a Web designer and computer specialist in this free video on computers.

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Hi, I'm Noah. And today I'm going to tell you how you can change your desktop time and date. To change the desktop time and date. All you have to do, is go and right click on the time on the bottom right hand side corner of the screen. And then in the pop up menu. Go to adjust date/time. Once you've clicked on this, the date and time properties window will open. Here you can adjust the time either by typing a new time in. Or using the up and down arrows. You can also adjust the date in a similar manner. And you can also select your time zone by clicking on the Time Zone tab on the top. This is important, if you have the automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes, ticked. Because if you're in the wrong time zone. Then your time won't get automatically changed when you don't want ti to. Finally if you're not sure what the precise, exact time is. You can click on the Internet time tab. To make sure that your time is synchronized with an Internet Time Server.


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