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3 Easy Ways to Change Date and Time on Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a built-in format of time and date. The format for the date is months, date, and year with forwarding slashes in between. It is a 12-hour format time. This format has been set up after a lot of research on preferences, and it is quite fine too. But still, every person has his or her taste. Thus, the most common question asked in for the customization part of Windows 10 is how to change the time on Windows 10? This article is written to state the different methods to change time on Windows 10 and also to change the date format in Windows 10.

Way 1. Change Date and Time in Windows 10 with Control Panel

Way 2. Change Date and Time in Windows 10 using Settings

Way 3. Change Date and Time in Windows 10 using Command Prompt

Extra Tip: How to Change the Date and Time Formats in Windows 10?t

Way 1. Change Date and Time in Windows 10 with Control Panel

The control panel can be used to change the date and time of the PC. To do so follow these steps as below:

1. Launch control panel.

2. Locate "Clock, Language and Region" option within it and click on it.

3. Click on "Date and time" link in it.

4. A window will come up named as "Date and Time" click on the "Change date and time" option in it.

click change date and time

5. Change the date and time accordingly in the "Date and Time Settings" box.

change date and time

6. Click on "OK" to save the changes.

Way 2. Change Date and Time in Windows 10 using Settings

Date and time can be changed via Settings also. Follow these steps to alter the date and time through settings:

1. Click on "Start".

2. Select the "Settings" option to launch the same.

3. Within it open "Time and language."

open time and language

4. Locate the "Change" option and click on it.

click change

5. Put the desired time and date in the boxes and click on "Change" to confirm the changes.

change date and time and tap change

Way 3. Change Date and Time in Windows 10 using Command Prompt

Another way to change the date and time format is to use the command prompt. Follow the steps to change the date and time format via command prompt:

1. Open the elevated Command Prompt by pressing "X" along with Windows key from the keyboard.

2. Type in the following command in the prompt to see present date "date /t."

3. Type in this command for the time "time /t".

4. For setting up the new date type "date" and then the date that is to be set. For example, if the date is set to be 22/09/2018 then type the command like this "date 22/09/2018" and then press "Enter" from the keyboard.

5. For setting up the new time type in "time" and then the time that you want to set. For example, if the to be set is 9:10 then type the command like this "time 09:10" and then press "Enter" from the keyboard.

windows 10-cmd set a new time

Extra Tip: How to Change the Date and Time Formats in Windows 10?

Sometimes, you may also want to change Data and Time formats on Windows 10. There are two methods to change the format as below:

Through Control Panel:

The usual settings configuration enables the user to change the formats of date and time in the pre-configured ones. For further changes, more customized formats control panel should be used. Just follow the steps mentioned below

1. Launch control panel. Locate "Clock, Language, and Region" link and click on it. Within it, click on the "Change date, time, or numbers formats" link there.

control panel change date time

2. Locate the "Formats" tab and there choose "Additional settings" option.

formats additional settings

3. Now click on "Time". Within the time tab locate "Time formats." This will let the user use various combinations of time formats.

change time date formats settings

4. Choose the desired combination of formats and click on apply. After setting up the time format now click on the "Date" tab.

5. They also choose the desired combination of formats just as before in case of time format.

6. Now you must click on "Apply" and then on "OK."

7. Again click on "Apply" and then again on "OK" to confirm the format permanently.

8. To change time zone Windows 10, the user can select the desired time zone from the Region window too.

Through Settings:

Settings can also be used for changing the formats in the PC. Follow the steps as mentioned below:

1. Launch "Settings" on the PC. Then select "Time & language" option.

2. Now click on "Date & time". Locate the "Format" option, within it, click on the "Change date and time formats" link.

date time settings app

3. A drop-down menu will appear on the screen. To change the format of date select "Short name" option.

time control panel settings

4. If the Windows 10 time wrong then to change the format of time select "Short time" option from the menu. Shut the "Settings" app window down to finish the process.

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