Skip to content

Windows 10 Date & Time settings

GEM-CAR uses the date and time set up in the Windows 10 settings for its features. Consequently, if GEM-CAR uses wrong dates and times on a computer, please verify that these settings are configured correctly.

Date and time settings window

To access the Windows 10 Date & Time settings window, follow the steps below. From this window, you can change how Windows 10 manages the date and time.

  1. Click on the Start button on the Windows taskbar.
  2. From the Windows start menu, click on Settings.
  3. From the Windows Settings window, click on Time & Language.
  4. Select the Date & Time tab.

Automatic date and time

The easiest way to manage the date and time in Windows 10 is to set up automatic date and time. This way, Windows 10 searches for the time zone in which the computer is located and sets up the date and time accordingly. It will also automatically change the time according to seasons. Follow the steps below to set up automatic date and time.

  1. Access the Windows 10 Date & Time parameters window.
  2. Turn the Set time automatically switch on.
  3. Turn the Set time zone automatically switch on.
  4. Under the Synchronize your clock section, click on the Sync now button.

Manual date and time

Setting automatic date and time may be impossible or Windows 10 may sync them wrongly. This could happen if a computer does not have access to the Internet or is not allowed to use localization. It can also be problematic in some cases of remote desktop configuration for which the remote computer is located in another time zone. In these cases, follow the steps below to set up the date and time manually.

  1. Access the Windows 10 Date & Time parameters window.
  2. Turn the Set time automatically switch off.
  3. Turn the Set time zone automatically switch off.
  4. Under the Set the date and time manually section, click on the Change button.
  5. In the Change date and time window, change the date and time using the drop-down menus.
  6. Click on the Change button.
  7. Back to the Date & Time parameters window, select the time zone using the Time zone drop-down menu.
  8. If you want seasonal time to change automatically, turn the Adjust for daylight saving time automatically switch on.