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Wrong time on Windows 10 is a problem many users encounter. This happens more often for computers, laptops with new operating systems installed or after updating Windows 10.​

By default, Windows will be responsible for synchronizing the time on the computer with Microsoft’s servers, so it is always accurate. However, if your computer always displays the wrong time even though it has been adjusted many times, it is necessary to need other solutions to solve it completely.

Here, Ticswipe.com will outline the causes and fixes for wrong time on Windows 10 computers, please try to see why.


Fix Wrong Time on Windows 10 by Time Zone​

The wrong time zone is the top reason for the wrong time on Windows 10 and other operating systems. Usually, this error appears only after a new user installs or updates the Windows 10 operating system. Time zone information is installed by default and that is the job of the operating system and usually not. That’s why you need to check the time zone on the system after a new install or update Windows.
To check the system time zone and change the Windows 10 time, do the following:
Step 1. You access the Settings (quickly open by Windows + I) => then select Time & Language (as shown below).
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Step 2. In the next window, change the settings in Time zone to (UTC + 07:00 Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta) => Then the system will reset the exact time.
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Step 3. You can also set time sync with Microsoft server if your computer has an internet connection by going to Settings => click on Region & Language => Additional date, time & regional settings (as shown below ).
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A new interface Clock and Region appears, then click on the option Set the time and date.
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A new window appears, you switch to the tab Internet Time => then click on Change settings…
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A window will appear, click on the item Synchronize with an Internet time server => then click Update now and the time synchronization process with Microsoft’s server will start.
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After the process is completed, click OK to finish.

Fix Wrong Time on Windows 10 by CMOS Battery​

This is the most frequent cause of wrong display time on most PCs and laptops, not just Windows 10. Especially for computers that have been used for a long time, battery life is high.
CMOS battery is the living power source for the CMOS chip to function and ensures the chip to operate, store data even when the computer is turned off, so that the CMOS battery is designed right on the motherboard (mainboard) the computer.
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CMOS stores data is main information about the system configuration, including information about time and date. Therefore, once the CMOS battery is low, it will lead to information interruption, even loss of information, and the immediate consequence is a time error on a computer running Windows 10.
After you have replaced the CMOS battery, reassemble the machine (if you’ve removed something) and boot up.

Fix Wrong Time on Windows 10 by Windows Time​

If you have replaced the CMOS battery but the time error on Windows 10 is still there, it may be due to the system time synchronization mechanism has a problem. To check whether this is the cause, you perform a Windows Time check of the system by the following:
Step 1. You go to Start Menu (or Windows + S) => then enter keywords Services => and click on the result.
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Step 2. Then windows service appears => you go to Windows Time => then right-click on it and select Properties.
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Step 3. A Window Time Properties appears, change the information in the Startup type to Automatic => then click Start to start the process => finally click OK.
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Fix Wrong Time on Windows 10 by remove Malware​

What is Malware? It is understood as malicious software that harms the computer. Malware includes all computer viruses, worms or trojans and spyware (spyware). Although quite rare, Malware is also considered one of the factors causing time errors on Windows 10.
Useful: Top 10 Free Antivirus Software
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Install one of the above anti-Malware tools, then boot your computer into Safe Mode. Next, start up the anti-Malware tool and enable the most effective anti-malware detection on the system. To start your Windows 10 computer in Safe Mode, do the following:
Step 1. You go to the Settings window (Windows + I) => then navigate to select Update & Security.
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Step 2. The new interface appears, click the Recovery item in the list on the left => then click Restart now in the advanced startup section to restart the computer.
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Step 3. Then the computer will be restarted, the Choose an option installation interface appears => you click on Troubleshoot.
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Step 4. The interface of Troubleshoot appears => you click on Advanced options.
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Step 5. In the interface screen Advanced options => you continue to select Startup settings.
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Step 6. In the Startup Settings screen that appears then, click Restart to restart the computer.
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Step 7. The computer screen after restarting will display the Startup Settings and the Safe Mode option appears. You press the number 4 key or the F4 key to boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode.
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Conclusion​

Above are the main causes and how to fix wrong time on Windows 10. Hope the information that I have shared above has helped you fix this error. If you have any other way, please share so everyone knows and do not forget to leave your comment in the section below.

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Holy crap that was pretty long winded. Windows used to look at Bios time but it doesn't really care once it's online and talks to Windows time. The default time zones programs some programs use seems to be tied to regional pride.
Windows and Apple use the left coast time, a couple of programs which I don't recall use Central time. I guess Eastern time is the red-headed stepchild although most people in the US live in that time zone.
That being said, it's always a good idea to keep BIOS time correct for a number of reasons.
There used to be a number of cracks that relied on changing the system time to keep the program within the free trial period but those are useless these days.
I never heard of a virus or malware that messed with system time and honestly I can't visualize what advantage may be gained, but who knows, I learn something new every day.
 
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