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HP PCs - Setting Time and Date, Clock Losing Time, Time and Date Incorrect (Windows 7)

This document pertains to HP PCs with Windows 7.
The computer uses the date and time to identify when files are created, modified, or deleted; to manage email messages and catalog system restoration points; and to manage many other important system related activities. This document provides instructions on how to change the date and time settings on the computer, how to enable Internet Time, and how to troubleshoot common computer clock issues.
The computer clock is in the taskbar at the bottom left of the computer screen.
Figure : Time and date displayed from taskbar
Time and date displayed from taskbar
Windows 7 Date and Time set up
Follow these steps to change the date and time settings.
  1. Click the displayed time in the taskbar and then click Change date and time settings.
    Figure : Date and time settings encircled in red
    Date and time settings encircled in red
    Figure : Date and Time window
    Date and Time window
  2. Click the Date and Time tab.
  3. Click Change time zone. Make sure the correct time zone is selected. Place a checkmark next to Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time if it is not already selected, and then click OK.
    Figure : Time Zone Settings
    Time Zone Settings
  4. Click Change date and time.
  5. Click the small left and right arrows in the calendar to select a month and year, and then click a day within the month.
    Figure : Date and Time Settings: Date
    Date selection in the Date and Time Settings window
  6. Change the time by entering the hour, minute, AM or PM, or by clicking the up and down arrow buttons. Click OK when the time matches the current time.
    Figure : Date and Time Settings: Time
    Time setting in the Date and Time Settings window
    The time zone, date, and time have been set.
Synchronizing time with Windows 7 internet time server
Windows can automatically synchronize the date and time with a time server to make sure the time displayed on your computer is accurate. Follow these steps to enable Internet Time:
 note:
If your computer is part of a domain, the Internet Time feature is not available. Contact your System Administrator for clock synchronization information.
  1. Click the displayed time in the taskbar and then click Change date and time settings.
    Figure : Change date and time settings
    Change date and time settings
    Figure : Date and Time window
    Date and Time window
  2. Click the Internet Time tab, and then click Change settings.
    If you are prompted for an Administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    Figure : Internet Time tab
    Internet Time tab
  3. Make sure that Synchronize with an Internet time server is checked.
    Figure : Internet Time Settings
    Internet Time Settings
  4. Make sure the computer is connected to the Internet and click the Update Now button.
    The computer connects to an Internet server and updates the time on the computer.
     note:
    If the computer fails to receive an update from the selected Internet time server, a message opens stating that an error has occurred. Select a different server and try again.
  5. Click OK.
    Your computer's clock will now regularly syncronize via the Internet.
Fixing Windows 7 computer clock issues
Computer clock issues can be caused by software, driver, or hardware problems.
Read a section below that matches your symptom or error, and follow the troubleshooting steps provided.
 note:
Troubleshooting computer clock issues can require restarting the computer or monitoring clock performance over time. HP recommends printing this document for future reference.

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