Set Date and Time with the Windows 7 Control Panel

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev, Jen M

This is a tutorial on how to set date and time on Windows 7 using the Control Panel.

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Steps

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    Press the Start button, which is a Windows logotype icon in the bottom left corner
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    Go to the Control Panel
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    One quick click with the left mouse button will open a new window.
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    Locate "Clock, Language, and Region"
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    Click the left mouse button on it.
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    Click "Date and Time" to open a new window where you can change the date and time
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    To change the date and time, click on "Change date and time" to open a new window
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    Choose the date
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    For example, let's take March 11, 2015.
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    Set the hours
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    Highlight the hour by pressing and holding the left mouse button and moving the cursor across the numbers. Use the arrows next to the time or use the numeral keys on your keyboard to type in the hour. For example, let's set it to 5.
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    Set the minutes
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    Highlight the minutes by pressing and holding the left mouse button and moving the cursor across the numbers. Alternatively, press the TAB key to switch to the minutes from the hours. Use the arrows next to the time or use the numeral keys on your keyboard to type in the minutes. Let's leave it at 12.
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    Set the seconds
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    Highlight the seconds by pressing and holding the left mouse button and moving the cursor across the numbers. Alternatively, press the TAB key to switch to the seconds from the minutes. Use the arrows next to the time or use the numeral keys on your keyboard to type in the seconds. Let's make it 25.
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    Set the time of the day
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    Left-click the "PM" or "AM" letters. Alternatively, press the TAB key to switch to PM or AM from the seconds. Use the arrows next to the time or use the "A" and "P" keys on your keyboard to change the time of the day to AM or PM.
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    Press "OK" once the time and date are set
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    Press "OK" once more
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    Now, you can close the window by clicking the red "X"
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    As you can see in the bottom right corner, the time and date have been set
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    This concludes our tutorial on setting up date and time on Windows 7 using your Control Panel. Thank you for watching VisiHow! If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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