The clocks are replaced twice a year. Digital time displays are usually adjusted automatically. Sometimes users need help on a Windows computer. We show you how to do it.
From the kitchen clock to the alarm clock: do not forget to set all appliances after the time has changed. Incorrect times are especially annoying on the computer – the computer uses the time specified in the taskbar for automated functions such as notifications or updates.
Why does Windows 10 show the old days?
Most devices connected to the Internet, such as smartphones, automatically adjust the time to the current time zone. Under Windows 10, users may have to lend a hand themselves. This is because the operating system must first synchronize with the Windows time server to adjust the clock for summer or winter time.
As long as the device is turned off and not connected to the internet, this is of course not possible. And even after booting, it may take a while for the connection to be established next time. Automatic connection can also be blocked by special security software.
Manually set the Windows clock
If you want to help your computer on the leap, here’s what you can do:
- Go to Windows Settings (open the Start menu and click on the gear).
- Select the “Time and language” menu.
- Click on “Sync now”.
Windows will now connect to the time.windows.com time server and get the correct setting. The user may still need to adjust the preset time zone. Germany is on par with Amsterdam, Bern, Rome, Stockholm and Vienna. The time zone is officially UTC +01: 00.
If you want to save yourself the hassle of the next time change, choose the “automatically adjust for daylight saving time” option.