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Date and Time - Change

How to Change the Date and Time in Windows 7
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14 Dec 2008
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How to Change the Date and Time in Windows 7

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This tutorial will show you how to set or change the date and time for the system clock of your PC in Windows 7.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to change the date and time in Windows.

Here's How:
1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for what you would like to do.

2. Right click or press and hold on the clock on the taskbar, click on Adjust Date/Time, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)
Date and Time - Change-right_click.jpg
3. Click on the clock on the taskbar, click on Change date and time settings, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)
Date and Time - Change-left_click.jpg
4. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click on the Date and Time icon, close Control Panel, and go to step 5 below.

5. Click/tap on the Change date and time button. (see screenshot below)
Date and Time - Change-time_and_date_1.jpg
6. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

7. To Change the Date
A) Under the left Date section, select a month and day for your current date. (see screenshot below step 9)
8. To Change the Time
A) Under the right Time section, select or type in your current time. (see screenshot below step 9)
9. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
Date and Time - Change-time_and_date_2.jpg
10. Click on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

That's it,

25 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Win XP Date and Time Window

Is there a way to get the date and window to stay opened like in Windows XP?

From the instructions in this message:
have the image in step 9 stay without out having to go through steps 1-5.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello spjr, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could add an additional clock to have this below show every time you hover over the time on the taskbar.

Clock - Add Additional Clocks

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Is there a registry hack to get the clock to stay in a window when you click on the system tray time?
Like the image in step 9.
With the steps shown the Date and Time window (step 5) stays open along with the Date and Time Settings window (step 9).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Nov 2015   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello spjr,

Not that I'm aware of.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I do not understand why MS changes this so much.
They changed the clock on Windows 10.
There is a registry hack to make the clock look like the Win 7 & 8.
I liked the clock on Win 10 but it did not have the analog clock so I changed it to the old style.
I thought there may be a hack for the clock to appear in a window.

Thanks again.
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