Windows 10 undoubtedly is an amazing update. The start button is back, and it allows us to add more than one desktop. Windows 10 also has a central notification centre and many more amazing features.
Even though the update is advanced and has remarkable features, users still report some issues from time to time.
If your Windows 10 PC or laptop is currently showing the wrong time, then there is no need to worry. We have some simple solutions that will help you resolve the problem.
Method 1: Configure settings in the control panel and synchronize with an Internet Server
- Click on Start Menu. Find and open Control Panel.
- On the right side of your screen, find View by: and click on it to change it to Large Icons. Then select Date and Time.
- After that, click on Internet Time tab and then click on the Change settings.
However, if you do not see the Internet time tab, scroll down this webpage and read Method 3.
- Now, in Internet Time settings check on the box next to Synchronize with an Internet time server. Next, in server section select nist.gov and proceed by clicking on Update now button.
Click on Update now again in case an error occurs.
- After the synchronizing process is complete, click on OK to save the relevant changes.
Method 2: Windows Time in services
- Press both your Windows and R key together to open run Type ‘services.msc’ in the given space to open Services.
You can also press your Windows and S key together to open services directly.
- Next, click on anything in the list and press the W Then locate Windows Time from the list.
- Right click the Windows Time service and select properties.
4.Next, click on the Start-up type: and change it to Automatic. Proceed by clicking on both OK and Apply to save the relevant changes.
- Also check the service status which is just below start-up type. If it is isn’t running then click on the Start button to start it.
Method 3: Registering Windows Time service again
Re-registering the Windows Time service is an easy way to correct the clock and time.
If the Internet Time tab in control panel settings is unavailable to you, then you can follow the steps given below:
- Press both your Windows and X keys together and click on PowerShell (admin) or Command Prompt (admin) from the Menu.
- Now in the command prompt window, type in the following line if you are logged in as administrator and press Enter.
- ‘w32tm /resync’
If, however, you’re not logged in as admin write the following command and press Enter.
- ‘net time /domain’
Close command prompt window and restart your computer. After that, check to see if the issue has been successfully resolved.
Method 4: Making sure Basic Input/output System (BIOS) are accurate
If none of the solutions have worked for you and you still have the wrong time display then the issue may be caused by damaged batteries. This is because the Time and Date settings are stored in BIOS, which is Basic Input/output System. Faulty batteries do not allow the correct time to be stored or saved in it, which is why none of the solutions stated above worked for you.
To fix this, open BIOS. If you do not know how to open it, then please follow the following instructions:
- Press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard and turn off the computer.
- Next, press f2 key (or f1, f3, esc or delete. Go through your computer user manual to see which key to press to access BIOS configuration). Then click the power button.
- You have now opened BIOS configuration.
Check if the time is correct In BIOS. If it is incorrect then you should consider replacing your battery. Before you do so, consult or seek assistance from the manufacturer.
This issue can also be caused by outdated BIOS but you need to consult or seek help from your computer manufacturer. Keep in mind the updating process is very advanced and a wrong BIOS update can have serious consequences.
Visit your Manufacturer support website for further assistance.