Step-by-Step Guide to Set Time of Day When It Is Not Set

It can be frustrating when your clock runs slow or shows an incorrect time. Having an incorrect time, especially while using a computer can cause confusion and disrupt workflows. Luckily, you can easily fix the time of day by running a setup program to adjust the system time manually. This guide will explain the steps for how to adjust the system time when it is not set correctly.

Steps to Setting the System Time

  1. Launch the Start Menu. Doing this will open up a list of all the default programs installed on your computer.
  2. Select "Control Panel".
  3. In the Control Panel, select "Date and Time".
  4. Select the "Change Date and Time Settings" option. This will open up the Date and Time Properties window.
  5. Click on the "Internet Time" tab.
  6. Click on "Change Settings".
  7. Click on the "Synch Internet Time" button.
  8. Type in the server address and choose the appropriate time zone.
  9. Click Ok.

Once you have completed the steps above, your system time should be correct.


How do I check the time on my computer?

The easiest way to check the time on your computer is to open the Start Menu, select Control Panel, and then select Date and Time. From there, you can view the current time settings.

How can I make sure my computer is synced to the right timezone?

To make sure your computer is synced to the right timezone, open the Date and Time Properties window and click on the Internet Time tab. Then, click on Change Settings, and type in the server address and choose the appropriate time zone. Then, click Ok.

What is a server address?

A server address is an IP address or fully qualified domain name that identifies a particular computer on the internet. For example, a server address might be something similar to

What does the Synch Internet Time button do?

The Synch Internet Time button is used to synchronize the time set on your computer with the time set on servers around the world. This ensures that your computer is displaying the correct time of day.

What should I do if my time is still incorrect after running the setup program?

If you have followed all the steps in this guide and the time is still incorrect, you may need to re-synchronize your computer with the server. To do this, simply re-run the setup program and ensure that you choose the correct server address and time zone.

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