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Time Zone - Change

How to Change the Time Zone in Windows 7
Published by Brink
14 Dec 2008
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How to Change the Time Zone in Windows 7

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This will show you how to change the Time Zone and turn Daylight Saving Time on or off in Windows 7.




Here's How:
1. Right click on the clock, at the far right of the taskbar, and click on Adjust Date/Time. (See screenshot below)
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A) Go to step 3.
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2. Left click on the clock, at the far right of the taskbar, and click on Change date and time settings. (See screenshot below)
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3. Click on the Change time zone button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you would like to be notified with a notification balloon when the clock changes, then check the Notify me when the clock changes box.
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4. Click on the Time Zone drop down menu and select your time zone. (See screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: If your country or region is not in the Windows time zone list, then you can use the equivalent time zone according to the table here: How to select time zone for countries or regions that are not listed in Windows time zone list

5. Check the Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time box. (See screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: It is recommended to have this check to keep you system clock accurate for Daylight Saving Time.

6. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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7. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 3)
That's it,
Shawn





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01 Feb 2009   #1
BobH

Windows Vista
 
 

That looks much the same as Vista.

Timezone management has been on of the big failings in Windows (in my view anyway). I was hoping Windows 7 would do something about it. Evidently not.

The least would be a built-in tool to edit/create timezones and the ability to schedule timezone changes. For example, we had a one-off special timezone in 2006: it would have been good to be able schedule the timezone change and the return to our normal timezone in 2007 all at once (beforehand).


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13 Apr 2009   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

An alternative method, and one that can be used from a script by system administrators, is the command-line utility tzutil.exe
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13 Apr 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you for the addition Dwarf.
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28 Jun 2009   #4
vakhocapr

Windows 7 X64
 
 

All is clear but Georgia, Republic of (Tbilisi) Time Zone is wrong. Georgia, Republic of, has no Summer or Winter time, we have one time full year. Right now Windows shows UTC Tbilisi +3 but really time is UTC +4. If I set the time manually after synchronization Windows sets time as it knows. Ican't resolve this problem.
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28 Jun 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Vakhocapr,

I'm afraid that I do not see a "Daylight Time" settings to uncheck for that Time Zone. You might try one of the other UTC +4 Time Zones to see if that may work better for you.
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28 Jun 2009   #6
vakhocapr

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Thanks. I'll do it.
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18 Mar 2010   #7
pgybabz

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Adding more ime zones

Hi Shawn,

I am trying to get the Philippines into my additional clock which is 15hrs ahead of us. If we are at Thursday 9:00 pm, Philippines should be Friday 12:00 am.

It seems that the time zones only allow up to UTC +13:00. Am I missing something here? Or is there a fix for this.

Appreciate any help you can offer, or anyone.

Thanks.
pgybabz
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18 Mar 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Pgybabz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

According to the link below, you should be able to use the (UTC+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore time zone for it to be the same as yours.

How to select time zone for countries or regions that are not listed in Windows time zone list

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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31 Mar 2010   #9
pgybabz

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Shawn, that works. thank you for the help. I was not able to find that link previously, so your help is truly appreciated. Many thanks, God bless.
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