Stop Windows 7 from Automatically Updating System Time

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Hi, you're watching VisiHow, and this is a tutorial on how to prevent Windows 7 from changing your time automatically. You may have come across this problem when you set the time, but after the restart of the computer, the time changes. The reason is, your Windows 7 is set to automatically update time according to several servers. In order to change this, you need to go to the Control Panel.

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    Click the "Start" button
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    Click "Control Panel" once to open the window
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    Once the menu is open, click on "Clock, Language, and Region"
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    From here, click "Date and Time
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    A new window will open with several tabs that say "Date and Time", "Additional Clocks" and "Internet Time"
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    Click "Change Settings" under the "Internet Time" tab.
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    Click to uncheck the box next to "Synchronize with an Internet time server."
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    Click "OK", and you may have to set the time again
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow
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    This was a tutorial on how to prevent Windows 7 from changing your time automatically. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Jen M, Melissa Rae, Lukward Thomason

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