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HP PCs - Setting Time and Date, Clock Losing Time, Time and Date Incorrect (Windows 8)

This document pertains to HP and Compaq PCs and tablets with Windows 8.
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 time and date are shown on the lock screen, and in the taskbar at the bottom right corner of the Windows desktop.
Figure : Time and date displayed in desktop taskbar
Time and date displayed in desktop taskbar
note:
If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, some graphics and information in this document may vary. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.

Setting the date and time

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 : Change date and time settings
    Change date and time settings
    The Date and Time window appears.
  2. Click the Date and Time tab.
    Figure : Date and Time
    Date and Time
  3. Click Change time zone.
    Figure : Change time zone
    Change time zone
  4. 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
  5. Click Change date and time.
    Figure : Change date and time
    Change date and time
  6. 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
    Setting the date in the Date and Time Settings window
  7. Change the time by entering the hour, minute, AM or PM, or by clicking the up down arrow buttons. Click OK when the time matches the current time.
    Figure : Date and Time Settings: Time
    Setting the time in the Date and Time Settings window
    The time zone, date, and time have been set.

Synchronizing time regularly with Internet Time server

Windows can automatically synchronize the date and time with a time server to make sure the accurate time is displayed. 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
    The Date and Time window appears.
  2. Click the Internet Time tab, and then click Change settings.
    Figure : Internet Time tab: Change settings
    Internet Time tab: Change settings
    If you are prompted for an Administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Make sure that Synchronize with an Internet Time server is checked.
    Figure : Synchronize with an Internet Time server
    Synchronize with an Internet Time server
  4. Make sure the computer is connected to the Internet and click the Update Now button.
    Figure : Update now
    Update now
    The computer connects to an Internet server and updates the time on the computer.
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    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.
    Internet Time is now enabled on your computer.

Fixing 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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