Date and Time in Windows 10: What Has Been Changed

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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Windows 10 brought many changes comparing to Windows 8 such as new and improved Start Menu for example. Other parts of operating system have been changed as well, and today we’re going to see what has been changed in Date and Time section in Windows 10.

Date and Time section in Windows 10 is almost identical to the one found in Windows 8. Unlike in previous versions of Windows you cannot change Date and Time settings by clicking the clock on the taskbar, instead when you click the clock in the taskbar you’ll be directed to Time & language tab in Settings app. However, you can still access Date and Time window from the Control Panel. time change windows 10 1

Date and time section looks like the one from Windows 8, and you can change current time and date by clicking Change date and time button and set the time and date using the drop down menu.

If you prefer you can choose Set time automatically option that automatically syncs your PC clock with Internet clock.

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Next section on the list is Change date and time format and it allows you to set the first day of the week, short date, long date, short time and long time.

As you can see, Date and Time hasn’t changed much from Windows 8, all options are where they were, and if you have used this feature on Windows 8 you should feel familiar. Perhaps the biggest change is that you cannot click the clock in taskbar and change the time and date quickly like before, instead you have to rely on Date and Time section in Settings app.

Another addition, which was brought to Windows 10 afterwards, with the November Update is the automatic time zone change on Windows 10 laptops. If you want to find out more about this feature, check out our article about it.