3 Ways to Fix the Always Wrong Time and Date in Windows 10

When you turn on your computer/laptop, you see the time and date on the taskbar. Strangely, the time does not match the actual time.

There are several reasons why the clock and date in Windows 10 are always wrong even after fixing them. Here are some tips to fix it.

#1 Activate the time zone and automatic clock features

Windows 10 is equipped with a feature to detect the time zone based on the device’s location. This method is more practical and more accurate because it is set automatically.

  1. Click the clock and date area on the taskbar
  2. Click Date and time settings
  3. Enable option Set time automatically
  4. Enable option Set time zone automatically
  5. Done

If the detected time zone is incorrect, please deactivate the feature then select the appropriate one. In Indonesia there are three time zones; WIB (UTC+7), WITA (UTC+8), and WIT (UTC+9).

#2 Synchronize the clock with the internet

Synchronize your clock 3 Ways to Fix Wrong Time and Date in Windows 10 2 Synchronize your clock

Synchronization with the internet ensures that the clock on your device is compatible with global timepieces. Because a difference of just a few seconds can disrupt some services.

  1. Click the clock and date area on the taskbar
  2. Click Date and time settings
  3. Click Sync now
  4. Done

If setting #1 is active, usually Windows 10 will automatically sync periodically.

#3 Replace the CMOS battery with a new one

CMOS Battery 3 Ways to Fix Always Wrong Time and Date in Windows 10 3 CMOS Battery

The CMOS battery is on the motherboard where one of its tasks is to store time information even if the computer/laptop is turned off. Usually, after a few years these batteries should be replaced with new ones.

This process involves disassembling computer components. If you don’t know how, bringing your computer/laptop to a repair shop can be a solution.

Replacing a CMOS battery usually doesn’t take long and is relatively inexpensive. Once replaced, please reset the clock in Windows 10 with steps #1 and #2 described above.

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