The Windows 10 operating system today has a lot of features, some that seem like they only play a very small role, but in fact extremely useful. It can be a calculator application (Calculator), calendar view (Calender), task memo (Sticky Note) or especially see the time and set alarms (Alarms and Clock).
However, what will you do if one day, Windows 10 is wrong? The wrong time not only affects your work schedule but can also cause a variety of problems and problems. So what is the cause of this situation and how to fix it, please refer to the following content.
1. CMOS battery
If your computer has been in use for a long time, the correct system time error is caused by CMOS battery.
CMOS is the abbreviation for the English phrase Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor, which are RAM chips on the circuit board. This chip is maintained by CR2032 battery, so it is commonly referred to as CMOS battery.
And in computers, CMOS plays a particularly important role. Because this is the place to store all the configuration of the computer system as well as the calculation and display of the date and time. Therefore, when the CMOS battery has problems, the CMOS chip will immediately malfunction, thereby causing the computer to have the wrong clock.
The solution is quite simple, you just need to replace the CMOS battery for the computer.
Replacing a CMOS battery for a computer can be done easily at home. Just locate it on the motherboard and replace the old battery with a new one. However, for the most safety, you should find a repair center because that will ensure absolute accuracy of the disassembly operations.
2. The time zone is wrong
Maybe during the process of customizing Windows or reinstalling the operating system, the computer may have run the wrong time zone. Therefore, you just need to check and adjust again.
Resetting the time zone for Windows 10 is quite simple, just enter the keyword “Time” in the search box, then click on the results as shown.
The Settings window appears and opens directly to the system date and time settings page, change the option “Time zone” to “(UTC + 07:00) Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta”.
Then click “Sync now” to sync.
3. Recalibrate the Windows 10 Windows Time service
There may be times when the sync service on Windows 10 has problems, so the time update cannot take place, so try to adjust the Windows Time service of the operating system as follows.
Enter the keyword “services.msc” into the search box and click on the results as shown.
Services window appears, go to Windows Time and double-click on it.
The Windows Time settings window appears, change the Startup type setting to “Automatic”, then click Apply> OK to save.
Don’t forget to restart Windows for the changes to take effect.
4. Scan for viruses
Another possible cause of the wrong system time is a virus. Maybe a virus has taken control of the computer and corrupted time on the computer, to fix it, you only have to rely on tools to help remove malware.
First, make sure your antivirus program is up to date to remove the latest viruses and malware. Then get some good anti-malware software like Malwarebytes or Spybot – Search & Destroy.
Once you have installed and updated the software, you can go to Safe Mode and run these programs, it is important that when you start running in Safe Mode, the malware will not work when you Choose this mode, thus less likely malware or viruses will escape its removal.
5. Use automatic time update tool
If the above solutions still do not fix the problem of wrong timing on Windows 10, now you can count on Network Time. This is a free tool, with the function of automatically updating the correct time for Windows. This tool when running will work in the background and update data in real time.
Since it takes up very little RAM, you can forget about its existence.